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June 2018

Royal Television Society Careers Fair

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The Royal Television Society Midlands Centre is launching its first ever Careers Fair this autumn and it’s going to be HUGE, so don’t miss your chance to be part of it!

If you are 16-24 and you are interested in working in the broadcasting industry, this is a must-attend event. It takes place on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at Edgbaston Stadium and will offer all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in broadcasting.

Get your CV tweaked by professionals, learn about the different jobs and schemes out there, have a go at presenting, network with the most influential creatives in the business and much much more!

This is your opportunity to hear from the best in the business from some of the highest profile shows on television from The X Factor to Blue Planet II and Britain’s Got Talent; to radio stations Radio 1, 1Xtra and the Asian Network. Not only that, you will be able to have a go at presenting and to film a scene with BBC One’s Doctors.

Our Careers Fair will provide the best industry advice, practical workshops, inspiring masterclasses and unparalled networking with key employers, independent production companies, broadcasters and universities all out in force on the day.

Ticket price:

  • Early Bird tickets £6 (maximum of 300 EB tickets are available – book early to get your tickets at this rate)
  • £10 per general admission ticket (once the Early Bird tickets are sold)
  • Group bookings £5 per person

For early bird and general admission tickets please click here to book.

For group bookings please email stating how many will be in your party, where you are from and names of those attending.

All tickets are non-refundable.Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking. This event is open to everyone but is designed for those with no more than two years’ television experience.

Reclaim The Frame

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Birds’ Eye View (BEV) is launching a pilot project designed to grow audiences for films by women. This project seeks to empower audiences to make a positive intervention in the distribution and exhibition space, to prove that films by women are commercially viable and in demand.

Supported by the BFI Audience Fund, “Reclaim The Frame” the Influencer Project (which will run from April to September 2018) will spotlight 4 films in 5 cities over 6 months.

On 23rd April Birds’ Eye View is inviting you to join them to find out more about the project and if you like what you hear, to then sign up to become an Influencer for their Birmingham network. The Reclaim The Frame project aims to develop a growing network of audience “influencers” who are dedicated to broadening the frame through which we engage with film.

See great films. Meet great people. Make a difference.

If you’re interested or would like to know more then please book a ticket to hear how you can join Birds’ Eye View and RECLAIM THE FRAME!

Producer Forum Presents…

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A brilliant opportunity for filmmakers and sound enthusiasts to learn from an industry professional has been rebooted for the second time.

This specially tailored masterclass on sound has been brought back to The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (TRC) for filmmaking professionals, sound recordists and enthusiasts to experience the importance sound plays from conception to recording to dubbing in film.

The sound Maestro, Neil Hillman, famously known for Pirates of the Caribbean, BBC3 Man like Mobeen and Doctor Who will deliver an insightful masterclass on how to avoid sound disasters when creating films. Neil is a prestigious Royal Television Society award winner for ‘Best Production Craft Skills’ in 2010 and a multiple winner for sound design at the New York film festival and has amassed over 600 individual IMDb credits making him the perfect professional to run the masterclass.

The talk ‘Can the sound department have a word?’ is specifically aimed at showing how the various Film Production departments such as camera, lighting, grips, wardrobe, location scouts, actors, the first assistant director and the director can actually jeopardise the economic and artistic success of a film, if they don’t have location sound (50% of the product) in mind as they plan; and the huge negative impact on the schedule, budget, quality and overall efficiency this can have.

It details the topics that need to be considered in pre-production for a smooth shoot, ensuring that the best sound is presented to post-production. The focus being on getting the most ‘bang for your buck’ from the sound department. Most expensive sound disasters are totally avoidable, and this talk ensures that all film professionals, not just the sound department, have that information and knowledge to hand.


Optional – 5.30pm-6.30 Tour of recording facilities
7pm-8.30 Masterclass
8.30pm-10.30 Networking
Food and drinks can be purchased at the Royal Conservatoire bar.
Open to anyone interested in sound recording and dub including music recording at Conservatoire

Dates: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Venue: The Recital Room, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

To book tickets please click here.

BBC The Greatest Dancer

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Greatest Dancer is an exciting new dance competition for BBC One, produced by Syco Entertainment and Thames for all great dancers!

They are looking for all types of dance styles to showcase all great dancers in the country and compete for an exciting prize of £50,000. We welcome all applicants from soloists, duos and groups.

Entrants must be 7 years old and above and have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom (If you proceed to the next stage, you will need to be available for one day between 10th – 13th August)

Venue: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Date: Thursday 14th June 2018
Time: 1pm – 8pm

Applicants must turn 7 before 10th August 2018. Any applicant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the audition otherwise they will not be seen.