Bright young things: apply to ED TV FEST

Posted on 1 August 2016

The Edinburgh International TV Festival loves supporting new talent and first-timers, and in 2016 they are seeking Star Players to make their debut at the Festival this year. If you’re a mid-level TV professional, haven’t yet made it to the Festival before or have been on one of their Talent Schemes you may qualify for their special Star Player Package. Apply today and if accepted, you will receive a super-discounted ticket for the 2016 Festival at £315.

You will also have an opportunity to attend the Festival’s speed meetings which for 2016 are bigger and better occurring across the entire three days of the Festival, so there’s even more opportunity to meet new people. Delegates can sit down with top commissioners, senior talent managers, distributors, media lawyers, trade associations and more, for short pre-booked meetings. You can introduce yourself or your company; pitch an idea for a new show; further your job prospects or just make a new contact that allows you to put a face to a name.

Commissioners span the entire TV industry – from Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 5, David Brindley, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, Channel 4 and Charlie Hampton, Commissioning Editor, Drama, ITV. Joining the numerous talent managers this year is Amy Walker, Director of Media Parents & Head of Creative Talent, Twenty Twenty Television. Plus you can book in to see Pact’s Director of International Development, Dawn McCarthy-Simpson to get info on growing your business overseas and media lawyer Sarah Lazarides for advice on legal issues across the entertainment industries. For information on how to book and for a full list of those involved click here.

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