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.
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.
And don’t forget the smaller video agencies that might be on the lookout for creative talent such as :
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
Screenwriting Goldmine https://www.screenwritinggoldmine.com/
Susan Grossman – writer, lecturer in journalism, broadcaster – provides training and mentoring
Raindance – fun by fabulous festival director, Elliot Grove
http://www.trishbertram.com – one of UK\’s most experienced voiceover artists
http://www.audionetwork.com – music library for production music
Working with Children in TV – ACE (Children)
TV Presenting Advice from the lovely Guy Lambert
The Presenter Studio – training for presenters
Internaware www.internaware.org – advice for Interns