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Useful Links

A few  links to the jobs pages of some of the UK’s major broadcasters and producers  – just to get you started!

Make sure you read their web site first before applying to ensure you know something about their business and their programmes. No point sending your CV to a company that only makes drama if you only want to make documentaries. To be honest, simply uploading your CV onto a database is unlikely to bring significant results. It’s easy to get lost in the pile, so don’t rely on that. Find a name, someone in Human Resources or a Production Manager or Producer, acquire their email address (if it’s not on-line you could try calling the switchboard of the relevant company and asking them) and send them a personal email outlining your skills and interests.time.

If you have any useful links to share, please let me know. This list is by no means comprehensive.

 

ITV Jobs/Work experience

ITV Runners

BBC Work Experience

Channel 4 Work Experience

Sky Graduate and Work experience

MTV Jobs and Careers

Endemol Jobs and Careers

Talkback Thames

Optomen

Shine

Leopard Films

Princess Productions

Hat Trick Productions

Maverick Television

Tiger Aspect Productions

Ricochet Television

RDF Television

Freemantle Media

Monkey Kingdom

Whizz Kid Entertainment

Red Productions

You can find a list of the Top 100 Production Companies in the UK HERE along with details of what they produce and their web sites.

And for a list of the Top 50 Post Production Facilities Companies then check out this report HERE, again with websites and contacts.

 

TV Job Sites:

The Unit List: run by an experienced production manager provides FREE list of vacancies in TV.

The Production List:  new directory for the TV & film industry with contacts for production companies & film crews around the UK and Ireland.

Production Base: You have to pay to subscribe to this one but it is quite widely used by TV employers.

Step 2 TV: Networking, advice and jobs.

Media Parents: aims to encourage more flexible working in television. You pay to register.

Combined Mind: Multi Media Development & Content which also advertises job vacancies for free.

TrafficLight TV: Networking & jobs. Free to sign up; pay to search for recruits

Media Volt:  Media community site offering jobs and events for TV/Film production crew. Build a free profile.

Runners in Production: specifically for runners; many parts of site free, inc forum, but pay to register for work.

Freelance Video Collective:  Film and TV Job website. It’s free to post a job and your Resume. 

And for one of the most comprehensive list of sites advertising job vacancies check HERE

 

Contacts for UK -based Indian Film Companies

http://wanttoworkintelevision.com/uk-based-indian-specialist-tv-film-contact/

 

 

Writing for TV

Screenwriting Goldmine https://www.screenwritinggoldmine.com/

The BBC Writers Room

(www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom)

 

Journalism/Writing/Media Training

Susan Grossman – writer, lecturer in journalism, broadcaster – provides training and mentoring

 

Design for TV

BBC design trainees

(www.bbc.co.uk/jobs/design)

 

Film Schools

Raindance – fun by fabulous festival director, Elliot Grove

National film & Television School

 

Music, Voiceover & Audio Sites

http://www.trishbertram.com – one of UK\’s most experienced voiceover artists

http://www.audionetwork.com – music library for production music

 

Miscellaneous Other Interesting Links:

TV Presenting Advice from the lovely Guy Lambert

The Presenter Studio – training for presenters

Skillset www.skillset.org – developing skills for the Creative Industries

BECTU www.bectu.org.uk – the Media & Entertainment Union

Creative Toolkit   www.creativetoolkit.org.uk – for new entrants into TV

Internaware www.internaware.org – advice for Interns

PACT   www.pact.co.uk – Producers’ Alliance for Cinema & Television

Apprenticeships     www.apprenticeships.org.uk – advice for finding apprenticeships