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  • Want Information on Getting into or onto TV? Here’s where to find it…

    First time on this web site? Not sure where to start looking on this TV blog or simply drowning in the plethora of articles and categories? There is a menu at the top of the page and a list of categories in the sidebar so check those out for some clues.   If you are […]

  • Could you do a better job than your TV boss?

    A survey out today says seventy per cent of us think we could do a better job than the boss. Only 18 per cent of British workers believe their boss is ‘more capable’ than they are. 41 per cent describe their boss as “totally incompetent” and many don’t believe their boss values their contribution or […]

  • Working as a Team in Television

    Making television is team work. It doesn’t matter what and whose idea started off the development of a new show, what really matters is how that idea is communicated and how the team interprets it. If a team is not working together your chances of making a successful show may well be reduced and you can be […]

    in Do's & Don't of TV Production, Making TV on April 11, 2011 Comments 0
  • How to Write a Television Brief & More

    Barney Newman worked his way from television  researcher to producer in entertainment and factual entertainment programming. He is ideally placed to talk about the responsibilities and duties that researchers and assistant producers are required to perform. His last post explained the difference between the two roles (you can read that here: http://wanttoworkintelevision/from-tv-researcher-to-assistant-producer/), Now Barney gets into the detail of the jobs: Compiling Celebrity and Production Item Briefs […]

    in Factual TV, Making TV, Production Roles in TV on April 5, 2011 Comments 0
  • From TV Researcher to Assistant Producer

    So what should you expect to be doing once you get that television researcher job? And how does that role differ from that of Assistant Producer? Barney Newman is another great production team member I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  His charm, talent and hard work has taken him from researcher to assistant producer and finally to producer. So who better […]

    in Making TV, TV Roles, Your TV Stories on April 4, 2011 Comments 6
  • When Things Go Wrong in Television

    Kerry Burch is an experienced television producer and one of the most organised, calm and glamorous producers I’ve worked with. But she didn’t to get to where she is without going through her own baptism of fire.  Kerry has done her time on live television, including producing ITV’s daytime magazine show, ‘This Morning’ – two […]

  • So – What’s this Blog About?

    So – you want to work in television and would like some hints and tips? Or maybe you already work in the media and like sharing news, views and gossip (oooh, there’s so much of that in tellyland!). What really lies behind the glamour, buzz and creativity of television production? If you’re working your way […]

    in Making TV on March 15, 2011 Comments 0