A number of people based in Scotland have been asking for advice on who to approach and where to find work experience or running jobs in television. I confess I don’t personally know many television production companies in Scotland but we’ve done a bit of research and come up with the following useful tip:
PACT has a list of television companies who are members of their association. Pact is the UK’s leading trade association for over 450 companies who produce and exploit content across the TV, film, children’s, animation and interactive media sectors.
That list is not necessarily comprehensive – not everyone will be a member but it’s a good place to start.
You cannot join PACT unless you are part of a registered television organisation but you can access the company search facility as a guest via this link:
Just choose the region you are interested in from the drop down menu. If it is specifically production companies you are wanting, then simply choose Production under Business Activities.
The two biggies, of course, are Scottish Television and the BBC.
You’ve probably already found the BBC site at:
And you check out STV’s web site at:
If you search around long enough you’ll find the contact name and email for jobs at STV: it says for career opportunities, contact:
Tel: 0141 300 3000
Not sure how helpful any of that is but it’s a start. If anyone can add any more useful contacts in Scotland then please do!
And of course you can use the PACT list to search production companies in other parts of the country.