Creative Skillset: Get Your Next Job in TV Drama

Posted on 1 September 2014

Course Detail

Who it’s for
This course is part of a Creative Skillset funded initiative for TV freelancers in the UK creative industries. Click here for further details.

We’re looking for the next generation of TV freelancers with a real passion for Drama.

You should have at least 6 months TV production experience (in any genre) OR have worked on some great online films. But we’re NOT looking for aspiring actors or writers – this is a training event for people who want a career in TV Drama production.

Brief Description

This exciting training day and conference takes place in Birmingham – the home of great BBC dramas like Doctors, Land Girls and Father Brown.To apply for a place, you must send us a CV by 26th September 2014. You’ll find out by 3rd October if you’ve been selected for a place. Find out what skills the Drama industry is crying out for and be inspired by some of TV Drama’s leading talents. We’ll give you practical training sessions in the jobs the TV Drama industry needs right now.You’ll get a chance to network with hiring managers from the BBC and indies. Plus you can bring your CV in for a polish and brush up your networking & interview skills.

• 09.15: Registration.
• 10.00: Opening Panel – How can you carve out a career in TV Drama’s Golden Age? High-end drama is booming right across the UK. In Birmingham, the BBC is making hundreds of hours of daytime drama and is about to launch a new online drama platform. Get insights from people who’ve made their career in TV Drama on how you can exploit these opportunities.
• 11.00: Chose from a range of training workshops on Drama’s “Most Wanted” skills, including: – How to move on from being a Runner. Advice from an experienced Production Manager and 1st Assistant Director on where your career can go next. – Find out how a Script Editor works between the writer and producer to make sure the story crosses from paper to screen effectively – What skills a Script Superviser needs to ensure different scenes come together to make a perfect story to the viewers. – Directing actors in a scene – whatever your background/experience,here’s a chance to try your hand.
• 12.30: Lunch and networking
• 14.00: Chose another workshop form the “Most Wanted” sessions listed above.
• 15.45: Job Finding Skills – how to succeed as a media freelancer, how to network, how to impress interviewers and how to polish that all important CV.
• 17.00: Keynote Speaker.
• 17.30: Networking opportunity

• Networking opportunity for TV freelancers and TV Drama hirers
• Taster training sessions on TV Drama’s “Most-Wanted” production skills
• Signpost towards further training opportunities

Freelancer Initiative

You should have:

• 6 months experience in TV production (not just Drama but other genres too).
• 1 credit on a TV production (any genre).
• Or have a good portfolio of online video content you’ve produced.

Cancellation Policy
Here is the number of days before the course start date and the percentage of refund you will receive if you cancel: 1 to 14 days = 0% refunded; 15 to 28 days = 50% refunded; 29 or more days = 100% refunded.

Distance Selling Regulations
Individuals paying for their own training with the BBC Academy are subject to the Distance Selling Regulations law which means that individuals are entitled to a 15 day cooling off period, during which they are required to be able to cancel any course bookings they have made without incurring any charge.

This only applies to individuals paying for their own courses and not where a course has been paid for by a company.

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