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Job opportunities

Hire Technician - Focus 24/Canning 24

Focus 24/Canning 24 are looking to recruit a Hire Technician.

You’ll oversee and manage customer hires from end-to-end, providing the best quality bespoke and personal service.

This will involve taking each customer through the quoting and booking experience, handling the prep and technical requirements of their crew, completing the check-in and returns follow-ups, to finally present the customer with an invoice and leave them feeling well-looked after and cared for and every step of the way.

Salary: £22,000

Closing date: Wednesday 19th January

Social Media Manager - Wander Films

One of the North East’s up-and-coming video production companies, Middlesbrough’s Wander Films are looking for a Social Media Manager to join their growing team.

You’ll need a minimum of three years agency experience, proficient in Facebook ads (and LinkedIn if possible) and be able to use Adobe Creative Cloud.

To apply, send a two minute vlog explaining who you are, your experience and why you want to work for Wander.

 

Freelance CTV Sales and Line Producer - Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion, based in Newton Aycliffe, are looking for an ambitious, dynamic, and sales minded Line Producer to join the team.

You’ll primarily be producing video streams for their social platforms, and product demonstration videos for www.crafterscompanion.co.uk & www.crafterscompanion.com websites and www.crafterscompanion.eu sites. The CTV team at Crafter’s Companion includes two shifts for the live show and a production manager on call 24/7 if questions arise.

If you have a background in shopping television, this could be ideal for you.

Videographer and Editor/Video Producer - Canny Creative

Following a busy year, Blyth-based Canny Creative are looking to extend their team by recruiting a Videographer and Editor.

You’ll work as part of the content team to create videos for clients, as well as creating videos to help promote and market the agency. You’ll help plan, film, and edit a range of different live action productions, and be responsible for visiting clients and managing certain aspects of live shoots.

Salary: £20,000 – £23,000

Closing date: Friday 21st January

Video Production and Animation - Coffee Design

Established Newcastle agency, Coffee Design, are looking for someone to visually bring to life the stories of their clients through a multitude of formats. From in-depth interviews and case studies to product teasers and brand stories, you’ll apply your talents across all areas of post-production, including animation, editing, colour correction, grading and audio editing.

They need someone with an instinct for visual storytelling and strong abilities in all aspects of post-production. Your portfolio and showreel should demonstrate your mastery of video language and your ability to make a powerful audience impact with the tools at your disposal. You need to be technically skilled and have a creative flair that makes your work stand out.

Senior Video Editor - Team RH Fitness

Team RH Fitness are looking for a Senior Video Editor to join their creative team and help take their content to the next level.

They are a fitness based app with a HQ in Birtley. They’re app has over 70,000 daily users and you’d be supporting the content creation for the app as well as content for their social channels and website using their in-house studio.

You will lead a team of video editors to ensure briefs and deadlines are met.

Salary: £26,000 – £32,000

 

Elevate scheme - BBC

BBC Elevate is a recruitment drive that will give deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people with industry experience the chance to work and gain further experience on flagship BBC shows.

Throughout the programme, the BBC will identify a number of roles with participating industry partners to match successful applicants into. The roles available will be at various levels of experience, from mid-levels to more experienced senior production roles. We will aim to match the right candidate to the right opportunity. The duration of roles will vary according to each production and could range from six to twelve months within two years of being accepted onto the Elevate programme. The aim is to unlock any barriers to progression and ensure off-screen disabled talent are reaching their full potential.

Closing date: Sunday 30th January

Broadcast Technical Operator Apprenticeship - BBC

The BBC have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their Newcastle team as a Broadcast Technical Operator Apprentice.

You’ll get involved in all aspects of technical operations: tackling technical problems with engineers and working behind the scene of live news broadcasts – in the studios or out on location.

You’ll work with local, national and international programme makers to make sure broadcast equipment and technology runs smoothly everyday. You’ll also learn best practices for preparing and setting up broadcasting equipment, media content systems and IP networks.

On top of this, you’ll also study for a Level 3 Apprenticeship (A-level equivalent).

Please click below to see the criteria you must hit in order to be eligible to apply.

Script Editor (Birmingham Drama Hub) - BBC Studios

The BBC Studios drama hub in Birmingham are looking for a Script Editor to work on their returning crime shows.

As Script Editor you will ensure commissioned scripts are delivered to a standard and conform to the editorial brief, as well as providing advice on all script related matters associated with the production. You will act as a key point of contact between the writer and the production team, and manage and build the relationship. As well as coordinating script changes, you will generate creative story ideas and suggestions about specific episodes.

This is a nine-month fixed term contract and remote working is possible.

Closing date: Wednesday 19th January

Producer Directors Pool - BBC Gardeners' World

If you have a passion for plants and would like to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people, BBC Gardeners’ World are currently recruiting a Producer Directors pool, with the successful candidates joining the busy production team who are Bristol based.

You will need to have substantial experience of managing teams on large, fast turn-around network productions.

There are a mixture of fixed term and freelance contracts, with work being Bristol based as well as remote.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Senior Content Coordinator (Creative) - BBC Studios

BBC Studios are looking to recruit a Senior Content Coordinator (Creative).

The role will have supervisory responsibilities over four Content Co-ordinators, ensuring that existing sources of new footage are maintained and new opportunities are realised. You will also oversee Motion Gallery’s creative collection, including universal, archive, and shot for stock activities as well as helping to manage content provider ‘The Smalls’, ensuring that this content is maximising commercial returns.

You will assist Head of Operations and Content in producing and delivering the content delivery plan and will ensure that new clips are delivered to Getty Images in a timely manner, and that commercial targets are met.

This is a permanent, full time role with hybrid working (2/3 days London office based).

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Junior Designer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Junior Designer to join the Global Entertainment, Brand and Licensing department. You will support the team with the creation, development and implementation of a variety of design materials, from marketing and sales collateral to brand decks, best practice decks and sponsorship guidelines to creating concepts for retailers and licensees to aid the pitch process.

You’ll report to the Global Creative Services Manager, and will work closely to ensure that all product developed by licensees is inline with the brand guidelines, and in accordance with the rights they have been granted. This role will involve initiating, building and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and third party licensors across a wide range of properties.

This is a junior role and will suit someone who has a strong, working knowledge of design programmes including the Adobe creative suite.

This is a permanent role which comes with remote working – the team are based in London.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Personal Assistant - Children's and Education, BBC Studios

BBC Studios Children’s and Education department are looking to recruit a Personal Assistant (PA) to support the Managing Director (MD) and another senior leader. You will act as the primary point of contact for the MD and add value to the team by building alliances with internal and external stakeholders, liaising with talent, providing a host of administration, organisation, preparatory activities, and covering ad hoc duties. You will be adept at making people feel welcome, highly organised, and take pride in your attention to detail. This is a career-building opportunity for a PA with a keen interest in children’s content.

This is a permanent, full-time role with hybrid working (2/3 days office based in London).

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Senior Compliance Advisor (Operations) - BBC Studios

BBC Studios have an opportunity for a Senior Compliance Advisor to join the content compliance team. The ambition for the role is to ensure better foresight of volumes of content passing through the content compliance team’s workflows for all BBCS and UKTV services to better assist in resource planning and management within the team. This will involve working with key stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are understood, managed and that workflows are fit for purpose and optimised.

As the Senior Compliance Advisor, you will focus on two key areas: planning and stakeholder management and media management.

This is a permanent, full-time role with hybrid working (2/3 days London office based).

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Sponsorship Manager, Creative Partnerships - ITV

ITV are recruiting a Sponsorship Manager for their Creative Partnerships team.

Your primary responsibility will be to actively project manage the sponsorship deals assigned, across all elements of the deal including broadcast, digital and licensing.

You’ll be the key point of contact between agency partners and all internal/external stakeholders, and will be in charge of ensuring that all elements of the delivery for the sponsorship campaign are managed centrally. You’ll develop excellent relationships with clients and agencies to make sure that during the period of the sponsorship campaign we continue to evolve the commercial proposition and provide opportunities for brands to deepen their integration with each programme.

This is a nine-month fixed term contract with hybrid working (London).

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Production Secretary - Emmerdale

ITV’s Emmerdale are looking to recruit a Production Secretary.

In this role you will provide support to the Head of Production and Production Managers, fulfilling all production secretarial duties as required. You will maintain regular communication with a range of internal and external individuals, including staff,  freelance crew, contractors, managers and members of the production team.

This is a 12-month contract based on set and in studio in Yorkshire.

Closing date: Monday 24th January

Transformation Office Reporting Analyst - BBC

The BBC have an exciting new role, a Transformation Office Reporting Analyst who will join the newly created transformation office. This new function is built on strong project and change foundations. It will unlock the BBC’s transformation by helping the organisation deliver change.

You’ll produce, maintain and distribute the weekly transformation reports for each workstream, proactively searching for opportunities to deliver meaningful insight to the transformation office and Executive Committee.

You will be the main point of contact for all data and reporting enquiries, and will manage the quality and input of all data that goes into portfolio management systems.

This is a permanent role with a flexible working location.

Closing date: Tuesday 25th January

HR Business Partner (Production) - BBC Studios

BBC Studios are looking to recruit a HR Business Partner.

As part of our BBC Studios growth strategy, they are putting people first and it’s only through their people that they can achieve their ambitions in driving creative hits, generating new IP, having diverse voices and building brilliant careers.

You’ll be embedded within a production team and work closely with stakeholders on delivering the people strategy, with a focus on change management, culture and diversity and inclusion.

You should have a proven track record of HR Business Partner experience gained ideally in a TV production business, media organisation or large organisation with multiple stakeholders, including matrix relationships.

This is a fixed term contract covering a period of maternity leave with hybrid working: 2/3 days office based either Salford or London.

Closing date: Wednesday 26th January

People Development Manager (HR Resourcing and Development) - ITV

ITV are looking to recruit a People Development Manager into their HR Resourcing and Development team.

The role will be responsible for the design and delivery of a range of talent, performance, diversity & inclusion development projects and programmes. You will support the business by consulting, providing advice, offering support and building out business specific as well as ITV-wide development interventions.

You will also be responsible for regular reporting at the management board, Plc Board and annual report to demonstrate how our people strategy and activity are aligned to and drives the More than TV strategy.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract with flexible working – the team are based in London.

Closing date: Wednesday 26th January

Marketing Coordinator, BBC One and iPlayer - BBC

The BBC are looking to recruit a Marketing Coordinator who will be responsible for content across BBC One and iPlayer.

As a Marketing Coordinator for BBC One and iPlayer content, you will focus on BBC entertainment and continuing drama output. From The Apprentice to The Wheel, the BBC’s entertainment campaigns reach a hugely diverse audience. They are looking for candidates who are passionate about BBC TV content and have the ability to ignite that same excitement among their younger and harder to reach audiences.

This is a permanent, full time role which comes with hybrid working.

Closing date: Thursday 27th January

Press Officer, Corporate Communications - ITV

ITV are recruiting a Press Officer to join their corporate communications team.

This role will support ITV’s corporate press office in a range of ways – from interfacing with national press and trade journalists to preparing briefings, developing social content, writing press materials and supporting ITV’s Awards Coordinator with key network entries, as appropriate.

This is a fixed term contract until the end of 2022, with remote/flexible working.

Closing date: Thursday 27th January

Publicist - BBC

The BBC are recruiting for a Publicist. They are looking for someone with a strong news sense and brilliant writing skills who can join their busy team to work on proactive publicity and reactive media handling for some of the BBC best-known services.

They’re looking for a creative communications professional with a background in public relations and/or journalism – ideally both. You must be skilled at dealing with press issues, launching a campaign on social media, and writing corporate messages into copy.

This is a permanent, full-time role with hybrid working (either a Salford or Birmingham office base).

Closing date: Friday 28th January

Lead DevOps Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to join them.

You’ll be working on a greenfield project and have an opportunity to get involved in shaping ITV’s engineering practices, and platform, and help build a supportive, learning, inclusive engineering culture.

You’ll contribute to platform infrastructure design, improvements and deployments, follow best DevOps and DevSecOps practices to ensure successful delivery, observability, operation and security of software in production and work with test and operations teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues.

This is a permanent role which can be done remotely.

Closing date: Friday 28th January

Backend Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Backend Engineer to join their engineering team.

Working on a greenfield project you’ll have an opportunity to get involved in shaping ITV’s backend engineering practices, software design and stack, and help build a supportive, learning, inclusive engineering culture.

You will help design and implement quality and cross-functional software development processes, contributing to software design and optimisation.

This is a permanent role with can be done remotely.

Closing date: Friday 28th January

Frontend Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Frontend Engineer to join their team.

Working on a greenfield project you’ll have an opportunity to get involved in shaping ITV’s frontend engineering practices, software design and stack, and help build a supportive, learning, inclusive engineering culture.

You will help design and implement quality and cross-functional software development processes, contributing to software design and optimisation.

This is a permanent role with can be done remotely.

Closing date: Friday 28th January

Events Producer - BBC

The BBC audience engagement team has a fantastic opportunity for an Events Producer to join them to plan and deliver events for the ongoing BBC in person and Virtual In Person work

You will support the Head of Public Engagement to plan and deliver face-to-face (either in person or using Zoom) engagement activities between BBC staff and audiences as part of the exciting BBC in person work.

You should be a passionate and motivated individual who will work on events and online sessions designed to help the BBC understand and better serve audiences, especially those audiences who currently do not feel that they get enough value from the BBC.

This is a permanent role working remotely. Occassional travel will be required from time to time.

Closing date: Sunday 30th January

Senior Delivery Manager - BBC

The BBC are looking for a Senior Delivery Manager who will assist with optimizing delivery for their Archives technology and services digital team.

You’ll work with expert teams behind a massive mission; to inform, educate and entertain. The BBC’s Archive grows on a daily basis, as well as looking after nearly 100 years of heritage, they also develop and design new products and systems to capture and make accessible a huge variety of content.

You’ll empower the multi-disciplinary digital teams to design, build, maintain and improve products for archives technology and services that ultimately enrich content and provide value to users and audiences.

This is a permanent role with a flexible working location. The team are based in Glasgow.

Closing date: Sunday 30th January

Head of Sales Operations (Content sales) - BBC Studios

BBC Studios are looking to recruit a Head of Sales Operations. You will be acting as a pivotal conduit between multiple functions required to deliver the strategic objectives and requirements of the global distribution team. You will oversee and champion the global distribution requirements, processes, and systems, working closely with all teams involved in securing deals from BLA, rights, sales, and operations.

You will report to the Director of Content Sales and will be responsible for developing and championing the voice and requirements of the global sales team; encouraging capability, productivity, and efficiencies. You will have oversight of business operations and support the implementations of key initiatives across sales, brands, marketing, BLA, content, operations, technology, insights, and HR.

This is a permanent role with hybrid working (2/3 days London office based).

Closing date: Sunday 30th January

Senior Software Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Senior Scala Engineer with a passion for functional programming to join their Content Technology team.

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 upcoming around optimising their content delivery, how we deliver content to real-time streaming services, and a range of other initiatives.

This role involves remote working as well as some hybrid working (London or Leeds).

Closing date: Monday 31st January

Senior Front End Engineer - ITV

ITV are currently recruiting a Senior Front End Engineer to join their Content Tech team.

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

This role can be performed remotely and through hybrid working (London or Leeds).

Closing date: Monday 31st January

Head of Policy - BBC

The BBC are recruiting for a Head of Policy in their public policy team based in London. It will focus on managing the development of public policy positions for the BBC, under the direction of the Director, Policy & Charter supporting policy development, with real impact and the opportunity to influence senior level decision making.

You’ll be responsible for managing and supporting the BBC’s strategic and public policy activities. This includes monitoring developments in communications sector regulation and advising on policy developments including their implications for the BBC’s public services and commercial services and practices under the BBC’s Charter and Framework Agreement.

This is a role with profile and real impact, working with and influencing at the most senior levels of the organisation, co-ordinating BBC policy development and advocacy on all issues that span UK and international political bodies.

This role comes with some flexible working.

Closing date: Tuesday 1st February

Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme - BBC Studios

BBC Studios are looking for Researchers who want to take the next step and become the next generation of stand-out Assistant Producers.

If you think you have the skills, creativity, passion, knowledge and determination to help create the stories and shows that BBC Studios needs to make, then BBC Studios’ Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme is for you.

The programme is specifically designed to equip the next generation of Assistant Producers with the knowledge, skills and networks needed to make the move from Researcher to Assistant Producer. You will receive best in class bespoke training as well as job placements in the genre in which you excel or have a demonstrable interest in.

The programme is designed to take 15 skilled Researchers from across the industry, and will be a 12 month funded training programme within BBC Studios Production in a number of different genres and locations.

Closing date: Sunday 13th February

Digital Media and Workflow Support Engineer - ITV

ITV are looking for a Digital Media and Workflow Support Engineer.

Their content supply and distribution 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 and workflow systems support within the content processing team and wider content supply and distribution area.

You will ensure all new workflows and major changes and releases are transitioned into operations in accordance with documentation and handover procedures, manage operational relationships with key workflow and digital media application vendors and act as a point of escalation for media and workflow operational issues.

Closing date: Tuesday 18th February

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

Grierson DocLab 2022 - The Grierson Trust

Applications for the Grierson Doc Lab 2022 are now open.

Grierson DocLab is a training scheme that helps UK-based new entrants aged 18-25 thrive in the world of factual TV and documentary filmmaking.

The scheme will take place over a year, through online and in person learning and aims to equip up to 12 successful trainees with the skills and networks to pursue a career in the UK factual industry.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 11th February

Unscripted: Development Researcher Training Programme - Alison Grade/ScreenSkills

If you have a passion for unscripted TV, are brimming with ideas and can spot trends/subjects/people who would make great TV, then this may well be the training programme for you.

This course has been designed to fast-track those with a demonstrable interest and aptitude to become Development Researchers.

The Unscripted: Development Researcher Training Programme will enable 60 participants, from across the UK, to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to make their next role Development Researcher.

This free course is taught by highly experienced unscripted Development Professionals and is aimed at ensuring that unscripted production companies have access to a cohort of skilled and trained Development Researchers who will bring new and fresh ideas to their companies.

Deadline for the Glasgow based course is: 2nd March

Disability Awareness - ScreenSkills and thinkBIGGER!

Are you looking to engage with disabled talent to work on your production? Want to be more confident when discussing disability with potential hires? Want to know your company’s obligations are with reasonable adjustments? Do you understand how Access to Work can transform your employees’ working lives?

ScreenSkills have a free online webinar for hiring staff across animation, HETV, children’s and unscripted that will provide tailored information, expertise and practical advice as well as post-workshop support.

These sessions will run on:

Thursday 20th January, 9am
Wednesday 16th February, 2pm
Wednesday 9th March, 9am
Monday 28th March, 2pm

Mental health awareness for HoDs - Screenskills

This 1-hour workshop for Heads of Department working in HETV or unscripted hopes to increase awareness and understanding around mental health, looking at where it comes from and factors that enhance resilience.

Run and designed by Sarah McCaffrey who has combined her experience of working in film and media and as a qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) to create Solas Mind; offering mental health advice and support to the industry.

Session dates:

Thursday 27th January, 9am
Tuesday 8th March, 11.30am

HETV and film accounts industry transfer programme - ScreenSkills

Work in finance and love television and film? Want to join the growing and dynamic world of TV drama and film production?

The HETV and film accounts industry transfer programme from ScreenSkills is seeking talented individuals who can fill a key skills shortage in TV and film production.

Participants will get extensive Zoom training sessions with a leading industry accountant plus an industry overview, interview tips and more. You can also apply for one of the 35 paid placements on TV Drama and Feature Films.

The course runs in Spring 2022 and there are 55 places available for the training.

Apply by midnight, Monday 31st January

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:

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

BBC Two factual format - invitation to pitch for the North East

The BBC are inviting producers to pitch for a new 15 x 30minute formatted factual series for BBC Two early evenings to be produced from the North East [England].

Ideas should have a strong sense of regional portrayal as well as being informative but entertaining and with a clear purpose.

The submission deadline is 12midnight, Friday 25th February.

 

4stories - Blacklight

4Stories, the talent scheme from Blacklight and Channel 4 designed to bring on and help establish the next generation of writers and directors, is back for 2022.

The scheme is aimed at finding genuinely diverse voices, exploring contemporary stories of, and by, communities that are rarely seen on mainstream television. Applications from talent currently under-represented in TV Drama – including women, disabled talent, ethnically diverse talent, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are actively encouraged. They want to hear from emerging UK writing and directing talent who bring a distinct and alternative view of modern Britain.

They are looking for six writers and three directors for the scheme.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 30th January

Comedy 50:50 - Fulwell 73

Fulwell 73 want funny, original films to showcase brilliant female talent.

One film per month will be selected to feature on Fulwell’s YouTube channel and the winners will be paid £150 (per film).

Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams and must include a female director and/or writer. The content must be original comedy created for the competition and ideally between 1 and 5 minutes in length. Films should be best possible quality, 16:9 (widescreen) format, and have sound. The max file size is 128GB. Entries filmed on phones are acceptable.

Marketplace Entries - Sheffield DocFest 2022

Marketplace entries for Sheffield DocFest 2022 are now open.

They offer a range of pitching and networking opportunities for filmmakers, creatives and production crew to present projects and themselves to UK and international industry representatives.

Closing date for applications is 12noon, Monday 21st February

BBC Commissions

Are you broadcast ready? Do you have everything in place to win a BBC commission?

Take a look at the BBC’s Commissioning website where you will find lots of useful information on idea building, how to win a commission and what skills you and your company need to develop in order to win that commission.

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.

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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