Funding and Opportunities

Job opportunities

Production Manager/Producer - Dentsu Aegis/re:production

re:production (part of global business Dentsu Aegis) are looking for a Production Manager/Producer to join their Newcastle team.

One of the biggest commercial production companies in the North of England, they have a vast array of national, international and regional clients, producing TV commercials, radio ads, online content films and corporate productions.

You must have a flair for creativity, be hard working, diligent, methodical and have excellent numerical skills. A passion for film, advertising and marketing would definitely help you settle.

 

TV and Video Editor - Media Partnership

Gateshead-based Media Partnership have an opening for a TV and Video Editor to join their growing, award-winning team.

The role involves the full spectrum of video production including management, planning and editing. Working collaboratively with the creative team, you will take full ownership of the editing process, playing a vital role in delivering world class content to Media Partnership’s diverse clients.

Salary: £20,000-£27,000

 

Production Coordinator - BBC Creative

BBC Creative is the BBC’s in-house creative agency. They are currently looking to recruit a Production Coordinator.

You’ll join a team of creatively minded Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators, responsible for delivering the promotional campaigns and branding for the BBC, its content and services across all platforms.

This role will have a particular focus across the BBC’s key news programmes, BBC News, Panorama, Question Time to name a few, along with election coverage. So ideally you’ll have keen interest in news and the enthusiasm to progress in a creative production environment.

This is a permanent role which is hybrid working, you’ll be required to travel to London as required.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December

Core Software Engineer - ITV

The ITV Leeds Technology Hub is looking for a Core Software Engineer. The hub works across a range of products covering the content supply chain: Scheduling, Catalogue and Rights management. They integrate with the old, and develop the new.

You’ll be collaborating with the Product Manager and team to deliver robust, secure, scalable, tested, and documented capabilities. As well as delivering API-enabled components and microservices using containerisation and cloud solutions to the highest engineering standards.

This role is a remote working role with travel to Leeds required as necessary.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December

Senior Software Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Senior Scala Engineer with a passion for functional programming to join their content technology teams. Content technology work across ITV’s most important asset: content. Without content, ITV is unable to operate as a business so this is a critical team in it’s ranks. There are exciting projects coming up around optimising content delivery, how ITV deliver content to real-time streaming services, and a range of other initiatives.

This role offers remote working with travel to Leeds and London required when necessary.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December

Senior Front End Engineer - ITV

ITV’s content tech team are recruiting a Senior Front End Engineer. Content tech are the teams that manage ITV’s main assets (video) and ensure the content gets to the right place on time, every time. The team tracks all assets into ITV which are required for broadcast and international delivery, into ITV’s Archive. They take a user-focused approach, with a fully cross-functional team working alongside users to create the best employee experience.

This role will be focused on technical leadership & some line management to front-end developers in Content Technology. It will be a key responsibility to liaise with Product Owners, Senior Engineers & Solution Architects to explore and deliver best in class technology solutions.

This role offers remote working with travel to Leeds and London required as needed.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December

Digital Media and Workflow Support Engineer - ITV

ITV require a Digital Media and Workflow Support Engineer to join their team.

The content processing team supports the business providing an in-house team of Application and Operational support specialists with exposure and experience of Agile and ITIL methodologies and processes. These services need to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and as such the Digital Media & Workflow Engineer will be an integral part of the digital media & workflow systems support within the content processing team and wider content supply and distribution area.

This role offers hybrid working with travel to London required as needed.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd December

Commercial Lawyer/Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs Manager - BBC

The BBC are looking for aCommercial Rights and Business Affairs Manager to join the BBC Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA) team in Scotland.

CRBA manages and connects the BBC’s Intellectual Property, strategic and business interests through expert negotiation, contracting and commercial deal-making. It is comprised of multiple business teams embedded in Content (including Television, Radio & Music, Children’s & Education, Sport), News, Technology & Product, the Nations, plus a central CRBA team.  The teams share many common business activities key to the commissioning, production and distribution of the BBC’s services and content. Also, the teams work with the BBC’s professional services including Finance, HR, Legal, Editorial Policy and Strategy.

This post is to support the management of the multi platformed work of the Nations, working with the Senior CRBA Manager Nations across all BBC output and related contractual and legal requirements.

This is a permanent role with hybrid working. You’ll be expected to work in one of the BBC offices (ideally Glasgow) 2/3 days per week.

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Trainee Production Electrician - Emmerdale

Working on Emmerdale in a training capacity, you’ll gain experience and skills as an Emmerdale production electrician.

Upon the successful completion of an initial 3 month training period, you will continue to develop the skills to work as a Production Electrician. You will be assigned to one of ITV’s production lighting crews in order to work over several months on a fixed-term contract.

This role will involve the manual handling of heavy objects and equipment on a daily basis and during inclement weather on location. You will need to be flexible with regards to working hours and a driving licence is essential.

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Senior Journalist (Senior Duty Editor, TV Sport News) - BBC Sport

BBC Sports News is looking to recruit a Senior Journalist to work on the sport output on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News and BBC Breakfast.

The successful candidate will work across a range of bulletins and programmes responding flexibly and positively to changing and conflicting priorities.

You will need to show strong editorial and team leadership and recognise the specific needs of the different audiences. You’ll be expected to contribute to programme ideas and have suggestions for event coverage for TV Sports News outlets.

The role involves shift work including regular weekends and possibly some overnights.

This role requires work in Salford as needed, with home working to be discussed.

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Tax Transformation Lead - ITV Together

ITV Together is the largest global programme happening at ITV, involving everyone from across the business. It’s about redesigning how ITV works and interacts through their people, HR, Finance and Production Finance processes and systems. It will bring modern, simple and connected ways of working and technology to their evolving global business, supporting the More than TV strategy and ITV Fast Forward initiative.

This is a key role on the finance project team, designing ITV’s future tax processes and ways of working supported by the implementation of new systems and technology across ITV globally.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract with flexible working. You may be required to work in the Manchester, London or Leeds offices at some point.

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Music Publishing Assistant - BBC Studios

BBC Studios are looking for a Music Publishing Assistant to join the Radio and Music department.

Within the role, you will be responsible for acquiring music publishing rights in commissioned music for the commercial benefit of BBC content and BBC Studios Ltd.

You’ll need to establish and maintain a comprehensive information base of all current and upcoming productions, whilst developing strong working relationships with production teams and television/film composers and acquire music publishing rights in these areas whilst supporting the production with monetary investment.

You will liaise with relevant BBC and independent production personnel regarding the commissioning of music, and advise on the choice of composer or music where required.

This is a permanent role offering hybrid working. This will see you office based (London) 2/3 days as required.

Closing date: Monday 6th December

Engineering Manager - ITV

ITV are looking for an Engineering Manager to help nurture and grow the On Demand Technology engineering organisation. The role has technical aspects but primarily focuses on a people-first approach to ensuring ITV deliver their best by developing teams, engineers, and the processes that empower them.

Engineering Managers work across a multidisciplinary department to foster alignment and shared understanding but are expected to specialise in Scala for this role. While a background in commercial Scala is not required, successful candidates will need to be keenly interested in learning about typed functional programming generally, and Scala in particular.

This role offers remote working, with travel to London required as necessary.

Closing date: Monday 6th December

Engineering Manager - ITV

ITV are looking for an Engineering Manager for our Engineering teams in Content Supply & Distribution who are based in Leeds and London.

The purpose of the Engineering Manager is to nurture and grow the content supply software engineering function by developing its teams, its people and the processes that empower them.

The ideal candidate will be a smart, kind, and empathic person. An experienced software engineer at heart that has intentionally transitioned to people management.

This role offers remote and hybrid working (offices are Leeds and London), travel to both will be required as necessary.

Closing date: Monday 6th December

Script Editor - BBC Children's

BBC Children’s InHouse Productions are looking for an experienced Script Editor to join their team until September 2022.

You will develop and script edit new drama and comedy ideas, help generate new ideas with writers, and work on potential adaptations. You will use your experience and expertise to suggest writers for projects. You’ll ensure scripts are of the highest quality, conform to editorial briefs and are completed and delivered on schedule. You will be able to produce script schedules to plan both the development and production script process.

Remote working is available with this role, and you will be required to work out of MediaCityUK (Salford) as well.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th December

Software Engineering Team Lead (Site Reliability Engineering) - BBC

The BBC are looking to recruit a Software Engineering Team Lead to join the Site Reliability Engineering team.

The team sits within Media Services, a highly agile, data-driven and motivated team of Software and Systems Engineers that you will manage.

Much of the development focuses on building reliability through meaningful monitoring and automating manual tasks. You will actively contribute to the culture and operation of the Media Services engineering department, drive high impact across several projects and grow the careers of your team members.

This is a permanent role with hybrid working (London office base).

Closing date: Tuesday 7th December

Early Careers Resourcing Coordinator - ITV

ITV are looking to recruit an Early Careers Resourcing Coordinator.

Working jointly with the Recruitment and Enterprise Architecture teams, you will help to facilitate the Technology Graduate programme. You will help to manage the process through all stages of the scheme, including promotion, attraction, recruitment, onboarding, career development and progression into full-time roles.

You will manage external promotion and advertising of the role, including university careers fairs, social media, ITV jobs website and careers portals.  You will gather and promote material to raise the profile of the graduate programme with the target audience, using blogs, video and any other tools to create and manage the external profile of the programme.

This role offers remote working, but you will need to travel to London when required.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th December

UX Designer - ITV

ITV are looking for a UX Designer to join the team that helps make the ITV Hub one of the UK’s leading VOD platforms.

You’ll contribute to the strategy and vision for user experience and design projects across the full range of platforms and assist in leading and mentoring the team to deliver against it. Ensuring ITV products embrace the values of its new brand, fulfils a genuine user need and creates a great experience that viewers will want to revisit time and time again.

This is a remote working role.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th December

User Experience Designer - BBC

The BBC Archive Content & Partnerships team is an innovation team, tasked with surfacing the BBC’s vast archive in new ways, for new audiences. They are currently looking for a User Experience Designer to join their team.

You’ll be responsible for translating user needs into innovative, inclusive, desirable, and value-adding digital experiences across multiple platforms and touch points.

The team’s User Experience Mid-weight will share ideas and insights with other teams across the BBC, using a continuum of thinking and tools to get from insight or concept to a pursuable product, based around BBC archive content and data.

This is a permanent role with a flexible working location. Travel to London and Belfast will be required when needed.

Closing date: Wednesday 8th December

Service Development Manager, Collections - BBC

The BBC are recruiting a Service Development Manager, to oversee the delivery of our customer service operations outsourced to third parties.

You will provide business assurance in regards to front and back office customer services, acting as a senior SME in regards to the delivery of operational projects.

You will help ensure that outsourced operations meet the standards required and the agreed level of service for customers and that operational projects are delivered on time and meet the agreed objectives and expected benefits.

This opportunity would suit an experienced Customer Service Manager seeking the next step in their career.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract that is home working. You will be required to travel to Darwen and London regularly.

Closing date: Wednesday 8th December

Business Development Manager - ITV

ITV are looking for a Business Development Manager to join their Content Delivery team.

ITV Content Delivery is ITV’s inhouse content service provider and fulfils thousands of content requests every month including capturing, editing, transferring, restoring, digitising and delivering content to its destination.

You will be responsible for developing the external business side of ITV Content Delivery, identifying potential business opportunities and building long-term relationships with prospective clients and companies.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract that offers remote working. The Content Delivery team is based in Leeds, so some travel to Leeds will be expected.

Closing date: Thursday 9th December

Senior Internal Communications Manager - ITV

ITV are recruiting a Senior Internal Communications Manager.

This role will partner with the Media & Entertainment (M&E) leadership team and Chief Technology Officer to provide strategic internal communications advice and guidance for the M&E division and Technology team. This role will lead the communications planning and delivery for large-scale, complex and fast-paced M&E projects, and deliver creative and strategic communication plans for multiple projects to a wide and diverse group of stakeholders.

This is a permanent role that offers remote working, with travel required to London as necessary.

Closing date: Thursday 9th December

Lead Backend Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking to recruit a Lead Backend Engineer.

You’ll be helping them start a cloud project from scratch including establishing the quality and engineering practices, building and leading a team, and helping them shape a supportive, learning, inclusive engineering culture.

You’ll be required to help design and implement quality and cross-functional software development processes, recruit and on-board new engineers ensuring there is an appropriate culture in place.

You’ll also lead and contribute to software design and implementation, software optimisation and follow best practices to ensure a successful delivery.

This is a remote working role with travel to London required as necessary.

Closing date: Friday 10th December

Project Engineer (Senior Systems) - BBC

BBC England are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to work alongside the project team and appointed Systems Integrators to realise the technology involved in driving the new video wall sets that England are installing across all of their sites.

The role will involve travelling across England to work alongside local teams and the Systems Integrators, installing connectivity into existing broadcast and IT systems, in order to drive the new sets.  You will also help to specifying any new power requirements. You may also have the opportunity to assist with the installation and configuration of the new Integrated Gallery System in some sites.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract with a flexible working location. Travel around England will be required.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Horticultural Researcher, Gardeners' World - BBC Studios

BBC Gardeners’ World is the UK’s best loved and most respected gardening programme on TV. It is a flagship BBC Two Series that attracts over 2 million viewers a week, and is coming up to its 55th year. If you have a passion for plants and would like to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people, they would like to hear from you as they are currently looking for Horticultural Researchers to join their busy team.

Working closely with the Series Producer, Planning Producer and Director, you will provide specialist horticultural support to the Gardeners’ World team.

There are various fixed term contracts available between February and October 2022. All of these will have remote working options as well as regular work in Bristol.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Horticultural Assistant Producer, Gardeners' World - BBC Studios

BBC Gardeners’ World is the UK’s best loved and most respected gardening programme on TV. It is a flagship BBC Two Series that attracts over 2 million viewers a week, and is coming up to its 55th year.

Working closely with the Series Producer, Planning Producer and Garden Director, you will provide specialist horticultural support to the Gardeners’ World team through a variety of duties.

This is a fixed term contract between February and October 2022.

This role offers remote working with regular travel to Bristol required.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Researcher, Gardeners' World - BBC Studios

BBC Gardeners’ World is the UK’s best loved and most respected gardening programme on TV. It is a flagship BBC Two Series that attracts over 2 million viewers a week, and is coming up to its 55th year. If you have a passion for plants and would like to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people, they would like to hear from you as they are currently looking for Researchers to join their busy team.

Working closely with the Series Producer, Planning Producer and Director, you will provide research support to the Gardeners’ World team.

There are various fixed term contracts available between February and October 2022. All of these will have remote working options as well as regular work in Bristol.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Publicity Manager - ITV

ITV are looking for a Publicity Manager to join their publicity team.

The publicity team handles all external PR for ITV and promotes programmes across their family of channels. The Publicity Manager will be responsible for devising and implementing creative publicity strategies and targeted campaigns for  programmes across linear schedules and ITV Hub. All this will support the strategy of the media and entertainment division and to reflect changing viewer behaviour.

This is a flexible working location role, but you will be required to travel to London as necessary.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Creative Network Coordinator - ITV

ITV are looking for a Coordinator to join the central team of the ITVS Creative Network. In this role you’ll provide day-to-day logistical support for the team and act as assistant to the Managing Director of the Global Creative Network.

In addition, the role will support the creative activity of the team, helping with the tracking and creation of materials relating to ITVS format development and maintaining communication with the various production and development teams around the globe.

This is a six-month fixed term contract which offers remote working.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Finance Manager (ProVision/3Sixtymedia) - ITV

ITV (ProVision/3Sixtymedia) are looking to recruit a Finance Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract.

Reporting to the Finance Director ITVS UK, this role is responsible for managing the financial planning, analysis and reporting functions and providing regular financial information to support business strategy and decision-making in ITV Studios’ Resources businesses; ProVision and 3Sixtymedia.

ProVision are one of the UK’s leading equipment hire companies, providing Lighting, Cameras, Grips and Sound to the Television and Film industry. 3Sixtymedia is a joint venture between ITV and BBC, providing post production services to a variety of TV studio and location productions.

This role welcomes remote working, although they would like you to work in Manchester regularly.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Senior Software Engineer, Digital Publishing - BBC

BBC Design & Engineering is looking for an experienced, professional and enthusiastic software engineer who will support the digital publishing team with its work looking at the tools, workflows and technologies involved in creating, describing and curating all of the BBC’s content online, on air and offline.

This is a permanent contract with a flexible working location.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Compliance Advisor, Legal and Business Affairs - ITV

ITV are looking for a Compliance Advisor, Legal and Business Affairs, to join their team.

This role will provide programme content compliance advice to content creators for ITV across all platforms (both in house and external).

You’ll review programme compliance issues at various stages, depending on the production and transmission: e.g. script reading; attendance at recording; viewing work in progress and final cuts; supervising edits; clearing or ensuring editing of repeat programming.

You’ll need to have good knowledge of compliance with broadcasting regulations, including the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.

This role offers remote working with travel to London required as necessary.

Closing date: Sunday 12th December

Junior Production Manager - BBC (Natural History Unit)

Following recent commission successes, BBC’s Natural History Unit is looking for a Junior Production Manager to join their team.

The successful applicant will join a new landmark series to be delivered in 2024; a hugely ambitious and genre defining seven-part series for a major global streamer.

The role would suit experienced PCs or JPMs looking for line management experience and those seeking to develop their skills before progressing to PM level. The JPM position is a pivotal member of the production team; you’ll work very closely with the Production Manager and will provide support to the rest of the Production management team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and experience of high level Natural History production management within a very supportive environment.

Although this is initially a 12-month fixed term contract, it is highly likely that the successful candidate will be with the team for four years.

This is a hybrid working role with the unit being based in Bristol. Regular travel will be required.

Closing date: Monday 13th December

Senior Agile Delivery Manager - BBC

The BBC are looking for a Senior Agile Delivery Manager to join their BBC Datalab team.

You’ll be a part of their cross-functional leadership team and run delivery for all your squads, helping to scale-up machine learning within well-loved BBC products.

You might be a scrum master, an IT delivery manager, an agile coach, or something else, they’ll want you to use your creativity, experience and expertise to solve your team’s problems, minimise noise and enable smooth running.

This is a hybrid working role with office time either in Glasgow or London.

Closing date: Monday 13th December

IT Service Delivery and Operations Manager - ITV

ITV are looking for an IT Service Delivery and Operations Manager to join their team.

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of ITV’s advanced advertising strategy. You’ll be a member of the advanced advertising technology division, working in a cross-functional team at the forefront of defining and delivering ITV’s Advanced Advertising offering.

This hands-on role is responsible for developing and leading the service delivery and operations function and team responsible for all aspects of service delivery and assurance relating to advanced advertising technology at ITV.

This role offers remote working with the team based in London.

Closing date: Friday 24th December

Mid/Senior Software Engineers - BBC Sounds

The BBC are looking for talented software engineers to join BBC Sounds, working on the Off Product or Catalogue Services teams who are based in Glasgow.

The Catalogue team, are working to create a suite of data products that will help to the share the large catalogue of radio programmes, music and podcasts available on BBC Sounds. This metadata will be integrated by the Off Product team with numerous partners and used in a variety of solutions – TVs, set top boxes, streaming sticks, games consoles, tablets, web searches and voice assistants – so that BBC Sounds content can be found by users wherever they are.

This is a permanent contract with a flexible working location.

Closing date: Sunday 26th December

Script Editor Talent Pool - In House Drama Productions - BBC Children's

BBC Children’s are looking to increase their talent pool of Script Editors who can come and work on In House Dramas when needed.

The Script Editor will work in close collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure their creative vision is realised – collating notes and managing relationships with writers. You’ll be working with Producers and Executive Producers to take the scripts from premise through to completion and manage and update the script schedule, ensuring that scripts are delivered on time.

There is no closing date for this.

Assistant Script Editors Talent Pool (CDS Scripted) - BBC

The BBC are looking to increase their talent pool of Assistant Scripted Editors working on some of their very popular continuing dramas. You’ll be joining a pool and no work is guaranteed.

As part of a highly creative production team, the Assistant Script Editor will provide support to the Script department and advise on all continuity related issues, giving clear and concise notes. You will also provide support to the Script Producer as necessary.

There is no closing date for this pool.

Script Coordinators Talent Pool (CDS Scripted) - BBC

The BBC are increasing their talent pool for Script Coordinators working across their continuing dramas.

The role of a Script Coordinator is a junior and training role where you would report to a Series Script Supervisor, Line Producer or Script Producer. You will need to have the ability to adopt a flexible approach, manage a variable workload and adapt to the different working styles of colleagues.

There is no closing date to apply. Please note, you are not guaranteed work by applying to the talent pool.

Script and Story Editors Talent Pool (CDS Scripted) - BBC

The BBC are looking to increase their talent pool of Script and Story Editors working on some of their continuing dramas.

You will need the ability to adopt a flexible approach, manage a variable workload and adapt to the different working styles of colleagues in these roles.

To ensure you’re on the list, check out the link below.

There’s no closing date for this.

Researchers Talent Pool (CDS Scripted) - BBC

The BBC are always looking for new talent and are looking to grow their talent pool of Researchers for continuing dramas.

As part of a highly creative production team, the Researcher has a key role in maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and modernity in the assessment and research for all stories and scripts within the Script department.

There is no closing date to apply to the Talent Pool. You can get yourself included by following the link below.

Software Engineers (Mid and Senior Level) - BBC Core Services

Do you want to be part of the team that enables some of the BBC’s most popular digital products? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to help our engineers own and operate the platform services needed to meet the demands of scale and performance? If so, then this might be the opportunity you’re looking for.

In the Digital Products Group they’re building a unified platform for delivering the BBC’s digital content. WebCore serves over 2 billion requests a month for sites including BBC Home, News and Sport.

As a member of one of the Platform teams, you’ll be working on some of the toughest backend problems you’ll encounter at the BBC with the support of colleagues with a wide range of skill sets. You’ll gain insight into the challenges of running a mission-critical platform at scale and get the chance to expand your skills with training and mentoring opportunities.

These positions are offered on permanent, flexible working contracts.

There is no closing date for applying.

Software Engineers (Mid and Senior) - Native apps, inc BBC News, Weather and Learning English

The BBC have a number of engineer opportunities to help build and develop the BBC News, BBC Weather and Learning English apps.

You can expect to work in close collaboration with all of the other disciplines, such as Product, UX, Test and Delivery, in a highly cross-functional and autonomous environment with support and guidance from leadership.

You will care equally as much about user value, as business value, and code quality, and you’ll appreciate the benefits of the right planning and communication to the delivery of these things.

Regardless of your target audience, you will be an effective and clear communicator, able to be a spokesperson and champion, representing your team to others in the business when needed.

These roles is flexible in its working location.

There is no closing date to apply for these roles.

Software Engineers (Mid-Senior level) - BBC Technology and Product

BBC Technology are eager to speak with people who have experience designing, developing and supporting large, complex systems at scale with one or more modern programming languages and/or frameworks. They’d also be keen to see experience of cloud infrastructure and automated testing techniques.

Experience of project working and professional software development processes including Agile, behaviour driven development and test driven development would be preferable, as well as supporting software in a production environment. Finally, we value experience communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in an organisation.

These roles come with a flexible working location.

There is no closing date for these.

Step Up - BFI

The BFI have launched Step Up, which aims to provide opportunities for creative and technical production crew from underrepresented groups to work on a production supported by the BFI Film Fund.

Applications are welcome from those who are ready to either step up in their department or step across from other creative industries (such as television, documentary and short form content).

Please note this is not an entry level scheme. There is no closing date, applications will be looked at every month.

Get Set - Prodigious

London-based Prodigious have just launched their Get Set programme, which will offer one on-set production runner role (paid) each month in London to candidates with little or no professional experience.

You will shadow their experienced producers and production managers, supporting them on set.

To apply, you’ll need to email a one-page CV and a paragraph about why you want to be part of the Get Set programme to jessica.boyd@prodigious.com

 

Training opportunities

Production Direct Training

Production Direct Training (PDT) is delivered by The Production Training Company and Imogen Gay, author of Production Lab book and course.

PDT will expand on the Production Lab programme; delivering it either as 1:1 or in small groups from different productions, where junior crew can discuss, compare notes and network.

For more information, please email matt@thecallsheet.co.uk.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training - BIFA

BIFA have announced a suite of equality, diversity and inclusion training in partnership with ScreenSkills, which will see a programme of training sessions run from August through to March 2022.

This programme will include Unconscious Bias Training, Anti-bullying and harassment training and Fair recruitment and inclusivity in the workplace training.

Blue Lights Programming module - Channel 4

In 2019 Channel 4’s Legal & Compliance team launched a free interactive training resource to help equip production companies and producers to deliver creative and compliant programming.

The first e-module focused on Factual Programmes and is available on the 4Producers Handbook. Due to the success of the first module, the team commissioned a second module on Blue Lights programming. This e-module focuses’ on filming with the emergency services, so give it a go!

NFTS Scotland and NFTS Leeds

NTFS Scotland and NFTS Leeds have a number of different online and in-person short courses running across the next few months aimed at all different levels including:

Novel Adaptation online, Wednesday 1st December.

Budgeting on Movie Magic, in person, Leeds, Friday 10th December.

Drama Production Management, in person, Leeds. Five-day course 10th – 14th January. Book now.

Developing and Pitching Factual Programmes and Documentaries. Two day online course, 13th and 14th January. Book now.

Screenwriting, finding your voice. In person in Leeds on Saturdays, online midweek tutorials. Six month duration. Begins 22nd January 2022. Apply by Friday 26th November.

Introduction to Production Accounting, two-day in-person course in Leeds. 26th and 27th January. Book now.

 

Funding opportunities

North of Tyne Investment - Creative England

If you are a freelancer or small business working in the creative industries (including screen, tv and film) located in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland, you will be able to access the new North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment programme which is run by Creative England.

There are two elements to this:

Equity investments of £25,000 – £75,000

Loans of £50,000 – £150,000

ScreenSkills bursaries

A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career once you’re in.

You can apply for money to pay for most things that relate to work and continuing professional development, such as training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software and travel.

The fund is open until 13th March 2022.

UK Global Screen Fund - BFI

The BFI have launched a one-year pilot fund designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector.

The £7 million fund will target support across the screen sector, including film, TV, documentary, animation and interactive narrative games content.

There are three strands: International Distribution, Business Development and Co-Production. Applications for the International Distribution strand are now being taken, with the other two strands to open in the next few months.

Other Opportunities

Talent Connect - Film Hub North

Every month Film Hub North welcomes pitches from Writers/Directors which will be accessed by producers who have been approved to access the Talent Connect folder. This is a way of north screen and film talent connecting and accessing each others work to produce something wonderful.

If you’re either a Writer/Director or Producer, make sure your listed in the Talent Connect database so you are able to access this scheme.

Film + TV Production Restart Scheme

The Film and TV Production Restart Scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for Covid-related risks to get back into production.

The Scheme makes direct compensation available to producers that incur costs caused by coronavirus abandonment or delays to eligible pre-existing and new productions.

BFI

The BFI supports filmmakers and the screen industry in the UK and abroad. It has a number of different funding and grant schemes that may be applicable to you.

Their page is regularly updated, and it’s always worth checking to see if you meet any of the schemes’ criteria.

Film + TV Charity

The Film + TV Charity have a number of grants and access schemes available for people working in the industry. At the moment, their support schemes are all paused with the new programme being launched in Autumn 2021.

If you are in desperate need of financial support they do have support grants for immediate help. To see if you are eligible and to find out more, please complete their application form.

Funding Finder - BFI Network

The BFI Network has a useful directory highlighting funding opportunities for new and emerging UK writers, directors and producers.

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