The RTS Futures Careers Fair is back for a huge virtual two-day event, with a host of exhibitors ready to share guidance, job opportunities and advice on how to start your career in TV.
This year, we are teaming up with our centres to have exhibitors all over the UK and Ireland.
Find out more about the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2021 and book now here.
Meet the exhibitors hosting virtual booths:
4Studio is Channel 4’s in-house digital content studio, tasked with reaching and engaging young audiences wherever they consume and interact with content. The department is responsible for content creation, publishing and optimisation strategy across all of Channel 4’s social channels, overseeing a variety of social marketing, branded content and digital original projects to support key marketing, commercial and editorial focuses.
Air TV is one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent production companies and has been officially named as one of the best places to work in TV. The company are a proudly inclusive employer, committed to increasing diversity both on & off-screen.
Their award-winning team has secured commissions for more than 200 hours of programming from UK broadcasters. From Yesterday’s Bangers & Cash and Warbird Workshop, to Really’s Helicopter ER, W’s 999 Rescue Squad, and HGTV’s Derelict Rescue. Air specialises in taking viewers right to the heart of the story.
They are also the only production company with a full-time team of technical aircrew qualified to fly on UK air ambulances.
Proudly based in Yorkshire, they have a worldwide focus through major international distribution deals. Their shows are on air around the globe on channels like Discovery and on demand via Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Amazon Studios is the movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is their role to produce original content and license studio programs worldwide as an exclusive service of Amazon’s Prime Video customers. Now available in more than 240 countries and territories, Prime Video is one of the leading digital video services on the internet today and offers customers the broadest selection of any on-demand video service. The two teams work in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of their customers is at the heart of everything they do. If this sounds exciting to you, please go and meet them.
BANIJAY is the world’s largest content creation group, home to over 120 production companies and responsible for a range of global entertainment formats.
Our talent team looks after unscripted labels including Remarkable Entertainment, Remarkable Factual, Initial and Zeppotron, who between them make a range of entertainment, factual entertainment, popular factual formats and comedy.
Recent shows include Your Home Made Perfect, The Wall, Soccer Aid, Pointless, Ready Steady Cook, Tenable and Would I Lie to You.
The Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA) division provides front line legal, rights and business affairs support across the BBC
The BBC News division was combined with the BBC English Regions in April 2009, to produce local, regional and network news on television, radio and online.
It is responsible for flagship programmes like Today, Newsnight, Question Time and Panorama, as well as the 6.30 regional television News programmes, the BBC News website, the BBC News Channel, BBC Parliament, Radio 5Live and news on local and national radio.
The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. They are impartial and independent, and every day create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.
They have career opportunities through their apprenticeships and trainee schemes, that fit around the whole organisation in professional areas such as Production, Journalism, Business Operations and Management, Design, Engineering, Technology, Finance and Legal.
If you want to make an impact on their public service offering that serves millions of people at home and around the world, then visit their website for further information on their apprenticeship, graduate and trainee opportunities.
BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. They produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn annually. They are the most awarded production company and the biggest independent producer in the UK.
The Entertainment & Music team are responsible for over 300 hours of content, producing some of the biggest and best loved brands including, Strictly Come Dancing, Big Night In, News Year’s Eve Night In, Alicia Keys Rocks New Year’s Eve, Glastonbury, Children in Need, Elton John: Uncensored, A Question of Sport, Radio 1’s Big Weekender, Comic Relief, Home Is Where The Art Is, Later…with Jools Holland, BBC Three’s upcoming series Dance Crush and much more!
BBC Northern Ireland provides a broad range of programmes and services, across radio, television and online, for BBC audiences at home and throughout the rest of the UK. BBC Northern Ireland employs approximately 650 staff. They are involved in all aspects of programme making and production and include journalists, technicians, engineers and staff involved in a range of support roles. Their aim is to provide something of value for everyone – to inform and stimulate debate, to celebrate cultural life and diversity, to describe and explain stories, issues and events involving local people, and to provide memorable viewing and listening experiences for audiences in Northern Ireland and through the rest of the UK.
BBC Sport covers everything from football to skateboarding, the Olympics to skiing, the NFL to UFC. You can get it on your phone via the App or the website. On the radio with 5live, or through their huge selection of podcasts or on the TV/ iPlayer. BBC Sport also has a more serious side and covers all the latest sporting news throughout the year. They are based just outside of Manchester in Media City but their staff travel all over the world to cover whatever is happening in the world of Sport.
BBC Studios is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group formed in 2018.
BBC STUDIOS Drama and Comedy produces an amazing range of award-winning shows for a variety of broadcasters; BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV, Discovery, Amazon and many others.
HETV Drama includes Mother, Father, Son, Three Girls, Les Miserables, War and Peace, Silent Witness, Doctor Who, Our Girl, Luther (BBC One) Don't Take My Baby, Murdered for Being Different, (BBC Three) We Hunt Together UKTV.
Continuing Drama is EastEnders and Holby (London), Casualty and Pobol Y Cwm (Wales), River City (Scotland) and Doctors (Birmingham). Birmingham Drama is Shakespeare and Hathaway, The Sister Boniface Mysteries and Father Brown.
Diversity and Inclusion. BBC Studios actively champion under represented groups which includes talent with a disability, those from ethnic minorities, under represented socio-economic groups, LGBT+ community and different backgrounds to ensure they are inclusive of all. BBC Studios Drama and Comedy produces an amazing range of award-winning shows for a variety of broadcasters; BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV, Discovery, Amazon and many others.
BBC Studios TV Comedy includes Good Omens (Amazon). Trying (Apple) This Country, Famlam, Josh, Pandemonium, Ladhood (BBC Three) Inside No 9, Two Doors Down (BBC Two), Mrs. Brown's Boys, Citizen Khan and Still Open All Hours, (BBC One). Radio Comedy includes The News Quiz, Penny Dreadfuls Presents, Newsjack, All those Women, Celebrity Voicemail Show, I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue.
BBC Studios produce more than 2500 hours of high-quality, distinctive programmes that cover everything from comedy to drama, factual and factual entertainment, to entertainment and music. And they don’t just do this for the BBC; their teams have also produced content for Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV, Discovery and PBS in North America, Apple TV, Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.
A career in production management gives you the opportunity to work collaboratively with the editorial team to create bold, British, creative content across our genres, enabling you to work on some of their incredible content such as Seven Worlds One Planet, Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Countryfile, The Met, The One Show and Horizon to name but a few.
A career in production management is a creative role; you don’t need a specific qualification to go down this route you just need to be passionate about content, be creative, organised, work well in a team, have good attention to detail and are good at solving problems and finding solutions.
Go and visit their booth to learn more about this exciting career path.
BBC Three is the first public service broadcast channel to go online only and since 2016, its home has been iPlayer. It makes a range of experimental and innovative content across all genres for young audiences and is a true pathfinder for the BBC. With 16 million 16-34 year olds in the UK, BBC Three is focused on telling stories from across the whole country on a range of subjects that recognise, and are relevant to, the various different life experiences of young audiences.
With bases in both London and Birmingham, BBC Three experiments and takes risks with new and unique ways of telling stories across different content forms and formats and is on a drive to build a portfolio of returning brands. It is their ambition through BBC Three to be braver, more provocative and more ‘of the moment’ than any other part of the BBC in an effort to engage and build their relationship with younger audiences. Making content for young people, by young people, wherever they are.
The award-winning Belfast Film and TV School was launched in 2018, a rebranding of level 5 courses across Film, TV, VFX, Animation, and Broadcast Journalism. The school is a part of Belfast Metropolitan College. The School is now taking applications for a new Level 5 FT Course in Documentary Production, which will commence in September 2021.
The course will explore narrative in documentary productions, and in the two years, you will produce several moving image factual productions, an audio documentary/podcast, a documentary film magazine (via their Film Studies unit) and create and manage a factual film festival – in which you will display your work. Over the two years, you will complete units in camera work, editing, audio recording, project management, narrative in factual film, and many more, including modules that will assist you in building a CV/Resume, career plan, and a portfolio for your work.
Button Down is a TV production company based in York, specialising in Documentaries and Popular Factual. Their films are narrative driven with high production values. They care about telling authentic stories with humour and heart.
They are backed by Matisse, the Nations and Regions consultancy group. In 2020, they were awarded a BBC Three documentary series as part of the BBC's Northern Voices initiative. They are recipients of the Channel 4 Emerging Indie Award for documentaries.
Button Down is led by Louis Bamber and Pete Brandon.
Communicoms Media Group/ Barnet TV is a media company that specialises in the creation and management of assets that focus on fostering community information, engagement and cohesion, while creating opportunities for people interested in a career in television through its online community TV channels.
Creative Access is a not-for-profit social enterprise and one of the UK’s leading diversity organisations. It helps people from under-represented communities to secure jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies and then support them to progress to leadership positions.
Creative Train is here to help kickstart your career! Working in television is exciting, busy collaborative and creative. It’s often a dream come true for those lucky enough to break in to the industry. Creative Train wish to make this a possibility for all! We have first hand experience of the obstacles you’re facing to make it in such a competitive industry where in the past it really was about who you knew.
Creative Train run regular workshops for those interested in a career in television, offering insight into the world of unscripted TV. Our creative sessions have been designed to educate you and prepare you for work in the industry by enhancing your knowledge, building on your experience and increasing your confidence!
Curve Media is an unscripted production company with offices in London, Dublin and Cardiff. They currently have 15 shows in production and specialise in high quality long-running factual and entertainment shows for the world’s biggest networks including BBC, Discovery Networks, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Viacom and Sky.Curve Media.
Daisybeck Studios is an independent television production company based in Leeds, UK. They are part of entertainmentOne Unscripted TV UK and are proud to lead the factual creative output of the British arm of this Global Entertainment Company from their base in Leeds. They make some of the biggest returning popular factual brands on British television.
Their output ranges from single high-profile documentaries to multi-episodic series for the leading terrestrial and digital broadcasters in the UK and their programmes are distributed around the world. They employ around 120 freelancers each year across all roles and are committed to growing the talent base in the region and look forward to meeting the next generation of produces, directors, editors, production managers and every job in between.
DiVa is a recruitment and training organisation specialising in creative and digital apprenticeships in the creative sector. DiVA’s client list includes well-known brands such as Universal Music, Sony ATV, PPL, PRS, UK Music, BMG, Sony Music as well as BBC, Endemol, Warner Bros and a host of other creative companies. Over 87% of DiVA Apprentices are offered a permanent job following their apprenticeship.
Established in 1988 by Michael Hewitt and Dermot Lavery, award winning, Belfast-based DoubleBand Films is one of the most vital and influential production companies in Northern Ireland.
With our strong links to the BBC and Channel 4, Irish broadcasters RTÉ and TG4, and a wide range of international broadcasters, DoubleBand maintains a rock solid reputation for excellence. Great storytelling and the highest of production values are the hallmarks of our documentaries.
2019 saw the release of the award-winning, feature length documentary Lost Lives, a major cinematic film inspired by the book of the same name. Written over seven years by five journalists, it is a book that, uniquely, records the circumstances of every single death in a conflict – the Northern Irish ‘Troubles.’ Featuring high-end cinematography, an orchestral score and readings by an ensemble cast of Irish actors, including Kenneth Branagh, Brendan Gleeson, Roma Downey, Liam Neeson, Bríd Brennan and Stephen Rea, it premiered at the London Film Festival and had a cinema release around UK and Ireland.
Films to have been screened recently in the US include our Liam Neeson narrated and award-winning feature documentary ROAD (on Netflix), and the ever-popular MAKING THE MONKEES (on the Smithsonian Channel).
Sustained by a long track record in all forms of factual programmes, our productions have encompassed a wide range of themes, including social history, human interest, science & medicine, sport, music, nostalgia, investigation and observational documentary.
As we look to the future and move into new genres, including drama, we plan to build on our reputation amongst broadcasters as producers of carefully crafted programmes which cover subjects we are genuinely passionate about.
Over the years, DoubleBand has been the proud recipient of: Two Celtic Media Festival Awards; Two RTS Awards for Best Nations and Regions Programme; Shortlisted for a Grierson Award; Awarded the title ‘Most Creative Company in the Nations and Regions’ by Broadcast Magazine; Channel 4 Creative Cities Award; BBC Regional Development Fund; Two Palermo International; Sportfilm Festival awards; Belfast City Council Arts Award; Jury’s Acting Award at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival; Award for cinematic documentary Cork Film Festival; Winner Tryon International Film Festival.
The EAN is supported by the Mayor of London and works to ensure that the capital’s screen industries represent the diversity of the city itself. Built and grown with a vision to promote inclusion and diversity the EAN becomes the link in and industry network for those that don’t have it. We see first-hand the industry’s enthusiasm and high demand for a diverse and inclusive workforce and provide the link between untapped under-represented talent and the companies or productions that are looking to recruit. To reach this talent, we work closely with training providers, charities and foundations across London. Working alongside the industry we help our members get jobs, placements and traineeships that often act as a launchpad for them with many of our members sustaining successful careers in the Film and TV industry. We are proud to be supported by some of the most exciting companies in the industry.
The Network is a free entry-level talent scheme from the Edinburgh International Television Festival, which takes place every August alongside the main festival. 60 delegates get four days of masterclasses, workshops and practical TV-making experience led by industry professionals, as well as a year of mentoring and access to exclusive paid jobs.
Envy is one of the leading post houses in the UK working on broadcast and advertising. Based in London, it has in excess of 200 operational areas including off-line AVID, Online, Grading, Smoke, Flame, 3D and Audio, including a Dolby Atmos licensed studio. As part of ENVY’s commitment to train the next generation, the company has forged links with universities nationwide to offer education and support to young talent.
Erica Starling: Erica Starling is a small, award-winning production company based in Belfast owned and led by multi-award-winning director Alison Millar.
Recent Credits include: The Changin’ Times of Ike White, Arena: A British Guide to the End of the World, The Day Mountbatten Died, Searching for Shergar and Dispatches: Under Lock and Key.
Grierson DocLab, supported by The Rank Foundation and Netflix, is a training scheme that helps new entrants aged 18-25 thrive in the world of factual and documentary programme-making. From 2021, The Grierson Trust also offers two further specialist schemes in the form of Grierson DocLab In Focus: Editing and Grierson DocLab In Focus: Production Management, with support from Netflix, which are open to people aged 18+.
Grierson DocLab is for those who want to work in docs & factual TV. There are 15 places on the scheme, which provides week-long training, paid work placements at UK production companies and more.
IMG Studios is one of the biggest and most technically advanced hubs, purpose built for sports production and distribution in Europe. They house four TV studios, nine live production galleries, over 50 places to edit, three audio dubbing suites, three radio studios and camera hire facilities, and produce more than 10,000 hours of live sports television per year.
ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. ITV loves telly and is passionate about content and most importantly it understands its audiences. As a growing international company, it is commercially minded and has a global focus. ITV is all about pushing the boundaries and being innovative and is always on the lookout for new talent to join its teams.
The North of England's home for all media duplication, digitising, transcoding, restoration, conversion and distribution, ITV Content Delivery is resourced by a dedicated and diverse team of in-house industry experts. They house one of the largest ranges of digitisation equipment in the UK, including one-of-a-kind machines capable of carrying out processes that ensure that old footage, be it home video or feature film (and everything in between), stands the test of time and can be enjoyed by audiences for years to come.
At ITV Studios, they make, distribute and sell over 46,000 hours of high-quality television around the globe. In fact, they’re the world’s fastest growing production and distribution business, with more than 55 labels across scripted and non-scripted TV located in 13 countries. They create over 8,400 hours of TV every year and have over 46,000 hours in their catalogue. But, what they’re most proud of is that they’re home to some of the best creative talent on the planet. They don’t just make TV - they make it together, they make it new, and they make it brilliant.
The Journalists’ Charity was set up by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times.
More than 150 years later, the organisation remains committed to providing financial support and welfare advice to individuals working across all sectors of the industry, at a time when journalism has arguably never been more important.
Furthermore, in 2021, the Journalists’ Charity will be expanding its support offer to help safeguard the future of journalism. Its new fund will give financial assistance to journalists new to the industry, helping them to cover work-related costs, such as accommodation and equipment.
Founded by ex-BBC craft technician Neel Mookherjee 6 years ago, to help TV industry members avoid unpaid work and pay to view recruitment sites. The three Facebook TV and film jobs groups “Loving Your Work”, “UK Film Jobs” and “TV and Film Jobs” now have 101,000 engaged TV and film employers and freelancers. Along with jobs and mentorship schemes, its primary focus is to promote inclusion and industry diversity.
Mama Youth Project provides a variety of training programmes, including a 4-week intensive boot camp and 10 weeks What’s Up TV paid production training on the Sky One Show. In addition to work placements, all successful candidates receive ongoing employment support.
Media Career Advice provides career advice and training for new entrants and established freelancers. As a head of production/senior production manager who’s been in the industry for 12 years, Hannah has seen countless CVs and conducted many interviews, so she’s perfectly placed to give you the advice you need. Offering one to one advice sessions on CV reviews, cover letters, interview skills, career advice and more. Hannah can help you achieve your career goals. Industry training is also provided through ScreenSkills and Cult Cymru as well as directly through Media Career Advice.
Media Trust offers 18- to 25-year-olds a wide variety of creative digital media and employability skills training and mentoring programmes across the UK, working in partnership with the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery ITV, Sky, Viacom, Warner Media and other screen industry partners. Hundreds of young people have gained a foothold in TV thanks to Media Trust.
Meridian Line Films is an award-winning independent television production company based in York. Founded in 2015, they specialise in unique access to China and have made ten series and singles for TV with international broadcasters including Discovery Asia-Pacific, National Geographic International, CCTV9, Youku and Bilibili.
They also make digital shorts for CICC in China, for the UN Development Programme and for the BBC and run a China-focused YouTube channel with over 11 million views.
They’re proud to be a diverse northern indie with a different perspective on the world – and have been selected for Channel 5's BAME partnership and Channel 4's Indie Accelerator.
The National Film and Television School offers a wide range of practical, career-focused courses for every aspect of film, television and games, at the most advanced training facilities in the UK. Featuring top industry partnerships, world-renowned guest speakers, and the best industry-experienced tutors, they ensure that you graduate with the essential skills you need to advance your career.
NI Screen development slate enabled match-funding for Nice One to co-develop and co-produce formats with Fizz TV in London (part of RDF/Banijay) and two of their original entertainment ideas are currently commissioned: Fight Dirty for BBC Three and Lightning studio quiz for BBC Two that is stripped Monday-Friday on BBC Two at 6.30pm from Monday 25th January.
Nice One Productions is a fledgling indie founded by award winning Executive Producer Chris Jones to collaborate, create and produce. New Irish Comedy Entertainment. Nice One currently makes The Paddy Raff Show for BBC One NI - the Pilot was made in lockdown and RTS NI nominated for ‘Best Scripted Comedy'.
Nottingham News Centre CIC (NNC) founded in 2013, is a leading heritage education & media production company. They specialise in heritage related, broadcast media creation with a special interest in informative and inspirational programming relating to diverse/ Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) experience and related history, in the UK. They frequently work in partnerships, as successful co-creators, contracted with larger media organisations within the UK and overseas, co-producing innovative media content for broadcast television, radio and for social media. Their services include: content consultancy, programme ideas, contributor sourcing, research, script editing, post-production and EDI support. Nottingham News Centre is based in the East Midlands, UK.
Presenter Promotions have been helping new presenters and voices to find work since 1990. With 30 years of experience, they are qualified to offer free professional guidance and advice to help take your career to the next exciting stage.
ProductionBase is the UK’s leading online network for professionals working in television, film and commercial production. As members of this exclusive community, users have access to hundreds of unique job opportunities, can showcase their work to thousands of production companies and network with fellow industry professionals. Membership also includes one-to-one CV and profile advice sessions with our expert team, access to exclusive industry networking events and a range of member discounts.
Production Hive is a crewing platform and jobs board for freelancers and companies working in TV and Film in the UK. Their unique range of tools will help the industry get back to work safely and give the community a platform where they can connect and collaborate. Freelancers can register, create a profile, upload a CV and reel, and browse, search and apply for jobs for free. Companies can also register and post jobs, manage CVs, respond to applicants and search their freelancer directory, all for free.
Ravensbourne University is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for outstanding careers in digital media and design.
RDF Television is the largest UK production company within Banijay and is one of the top 20 biggest production companies in the UK. Founded in 1993, it has established an outstanding reputation for producing popular and innovative programmes within entertainment, factual entertainment, documentaries, daytime and features.
Ruurd M. Fenenga, NSC was born into and raised in the film industry, with his father as his first mentor. He moved to L.A. aged 21 and worked on Twin Peaks and Nike commercials. Join his Masterclasses in lighting and negative fill.
S4C is a Welsh language television channel. They transmit live between six in the morning to late at night. It is also possible to watch their programmes and videos on other digital platforms at times that suit you.
There is a very wide range of programmes on S4C including news, drama, documentaries, music, entertainment and children programmes. The content on the web includes a short form service, aimed mainly at a 16-34-year-old audience and is called Hansh.
Independent production companies produce most of the programmes. The BBC also produce around 520 hours a year for the channel.
Many of the programmes have English subtitles and some also have an English language soundtrack. S4C can be enjoyed across the United Kingdom, and some programmes are also available throughout the world.
Sara Putt Associates is the leading independent UK agency for Heads of Department in TV & film. The agency runs a career development scheme that helps trainees in craft and technical roles build sustainable careers with the help of workshops on networking, CVs, personal finance, reliance and negotiation skills.
Screen Yorkshire supports and champions the film, TV and digital industries across this busy and dynamic region.
Its main goal is to make the region the most sought-after destination in the UK for new and exciting screen productions and to support the companies, staff and freelancers who work on them.
Through its content fund, it invests financially in productions (like Peaky Blinders and Ackley Bridge), it develops talent to create a uniquely skilled workforce and it fosters Yorkshire’s global reputation as an outstanding location for creatives.
Screen Yorkshire runs and manages its own talent and skills-based programmes like Beyond Brontes and Connected Campus and works with ScreenSkills and the NFTS to deliver specialist craft courses within the Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire.
Screenskills is the industry-led skills body for UK screen film, TV, visual effects (VFX), animation and games. They offer information about career pathways and support talent with skills and training.
Searchlight is the leading provider of recruitment and executive search services to the media and entertainment sectors. We cover the whole of the UK as well international markets. Whether you are looking for work or needing to find top talent for your company we are very keen to talk to you. Launched by media professionals over 20 years ago, Searchlight Recruitment has remained true to its original mission, offering expert and efficient recruitment services exclusively to the media and entertainment sectors. We recruit from juinor level to middle management across permanent, contract & temporary positions.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to forge your own career path and be brilliant as part of a bright, talented team. They are Sky, Europe’s biggest entertainment brand. Think top-quality shows, breaking news, innovative tech and must-have products. Careers there mean the freedom and support you need to make an impact – pushing boundaries, creating solutions, hitting targets. And as part of their close-knit team, you’ll enjoy plenty of benefits. Plus, experiences you’ll only find at Sky.
Strident Media, based in Ireland with offices in Belfast and Dublin, is committed to putting people and strong storytelling at the heart of its filmmaking.
Strident documentaries explore a diverse range of subjects that enrich, challenge and leave a memorable experience with viewers by allowing different voices to be heard. Supporting and developing female filmmakers is an important principle for Strident, ensuring a creative environment where imaginative and ambitious work thrives.
Strident nurtures and invests in the next generation of programme makers through its partnership on training initiatives with Queen’s University Belfast, the Irish Language Broadcast Fund and Northern Ireland Screen.
Studio Lambert is a fast-growing independent television production company based in London, Manchester and Los Angeles. Stephen Lambert, creator of many well-known global formats, launched the company in 2008. It quickly grew a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic for making innovative and popular unscripted shows, including award-winning global hits Undercover Boss and Gogglebox, as well as The Circle, Race Across the World and Four in a Bed.
The Talent Manager is the UK’s largest networking and recruitment site for professionals in the TV industry. More than 2000 production companies UK wide, including all the major broadcasters use the site — as well as over 80,000 freelancers. Part of @dvtalent.
Develop Talent is the UK’s leading training provider for professionals working in the television, film and digital media industries. Their courses are highly practical and focus on the realities of professional production and storytelling, taught by some of the most influential executives, producers, writers, journalists, developers and directors working in the industry today.
Based in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Tern are a multi-award-winning TV company, telling great stories with passion, integrity and style.
They make shows across the world specialising in high-end documentaries, history, science, arts, adventure and popular lifestyle formats.
Their key broadcast clients include Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic and Sky.
Ongoing shows include Emergency Helicopter Medics, The Children’s Hospital, Bone Detectives, Beechgrove Garden, The Peoples News, Being Gail Porter, Critical Incident and Britain’s Lost Masterpieces.
They recently won a BAFTA for The War Next Door: Scotland and the Troubles.
The Garden was founded in 2010 and is one of the UK’s most successful blue-chip documentary production companies. Over the last decade, they’ve produced over 400 hours of critically acclaimed television, winning several BAFTAs, Royal Television Society and multiple Broadcast awards.
The company is well known for high-quality, premium filmmaking, working with both prestigious global brands - including Rolls Royce, Claridge’s, Tatler, Virgin Atlantic and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - and sensitive public institutions like hospitals and police forces.
Their flagship series is the long running and much-loved 24 Hours in A&E for Channel 4. The RTS award-winning series broadcast its 200th episode this year and has just been nominated for a BAFTA. Its sister show, 24 Hours in Police Custody, has now been following the work of Bedfordshire Police for eight successful series, and is currently one of the highest-rating factual programmes on Channel 4.
Alongside, they produce popular factual series (The Baby Has Landed, 10, 000 BC, The Audience and Spying on My Family, Natural History Museum: World of Wonder), feature docs (the BAFTA-winning Gun No 6) and mini-series (Our Borough, Love and Hustle, Extremely British Muslims and the BAFTA-winning Bedlam).
Trevanna Post has been the film industry's premier post-production accounting firm in the US for over 20 years. With such a large and experienced staff, and offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. They work closely with all the major studios including, Netflix, Universal and Miramax to name a few. Part of their expansion goal is to seek out and train fresh talent whilst providing a happy environment to work in.
Triforce Creative Network provide opportunities for talent from all walks of life including actors, writers, directors, producers and crew through The Triforce Short Film Festival, WriterSlam UK, The TCN Talent Pool, Dandi Network and TriForce Productions. They believe #inclusionmatters, and all their initiatives help people from underrepresented backgrounds access opportunities in the arts and entertainment industries. For more info on all of their initiatives, go to thetcn.com.
True North is the largest unscripted production company in the North of England. Last year, True North produced over 100 hours of television, completing 12 different series, for six UK broadcasters. True North works across multiple genres, including factual, factual-entertainment, features, children’s, reality and more. Recent titles include The Pets Factor for CBBC; Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire for Discovery TLC; The Yorkshire Dales & Lakes and Building the Dream for More4; Teen Mom UK for MTV; and A New Life in the Sun and Devon and Cornwall for Channel 4. With offices in Leeds and Manchester, it is home to some of the most creative and dedicated talent in television and is proud to have appeared on the Broadcast Best Places to work list four years running.
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster, part of BBC Studios and has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands include Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday.
The University of Bedfordshire is at the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2021 to talk about their BA Film and Television course and their new MA Television programme. Their graduates have gone on to work for the likes of The X Factor, Gogglebox, Made In Chelsea, Strictly Come Dancing and many more top UK and US productions.
University Centre Leeds offer a range of practical degrees designed to prepare you for a career in the TV and film industry. Among others, they offer degrees in film and screen media, fashion, theatrical and media hair and makeup, screen audio and acting.
The arts matter and at University Centre Leeds, your art will matter most of all. Join them and get real experience that can take you to a viable media career. You’ll produce compelling work, learn to captivate an audience and engage with all sorts of like-minded creatives.
ViacomCBS Networks International is committed to the power of storytelling, because:
Representation matters. Visibility matters. Social change matters. Investment matters. Hard truths matter. And inspiration matters. To kids. To adults. To everyone around the world. We’re on a journey…together. And they’ve only just begun.
Their brands have been market leaders for more than 10 years, reaching 22.9 million homes. From MTV, to Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, to Channel 5, their brands offer opportunities for you to unleash your potential and bring your whole self to work.
Find out more: www.viacbs.com.
TV production companies Wall to Wall and Twenty Twenty produce some of the nation’s favourite television. Their output covers everything from long-running factual brands and formats (First Dates, Long Lost Family, Who Do You Think You Are), to one-off documentaries, factual entertainment series, and specialist factual. Meet the talent team who crew up both production companies’ non-scripted content.
Whouknow is a free web platform that enables like-minded creators to connect, arrange collaborations, and manage payments/project budgets, all in one place.
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Wise Owl Films are leaders in blue-chip, popular culture programming and over the last 20 years have told the stories of some of the best loved names in music and comedy, from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Victoria Wood to Morecambe and Wise.
They have also worked with key talent including, Elton John, David Jason, David Walliams, Trevor McDonald, Robson Green and Peter Kay.
In 2020, they brought the story of When Bob Marley Came To Britain to BBC Two, a six-part music history series Guy Garvey: From The Vaults to Sky Arts, the factual entertainment series, David Jason’s Great British Inventions to More4, Rock On, Tommy: The Bobby Ball Story for ITV and they also brought everyday 21st century tales from the North-East of England into millions of homes, through ITV’s The Metro: A Rail Life Story.
For 2021, they are currently working on projects for Sky, Channel 4 and the BBC.
They are always looking for talented and creative people to join their team - if you have a passion for factual and factual entertainment television – they look forward to meeting you.
Ben graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2007 and started building WMP, a company providing bespoke music composition and sound design for moving image projects.
13 years later, WMP is now a Composer Agency, Music Publisher and Studio with a roster of exceptional freelance composers creating exceptional soundtracks to empower exceptional brands by encouraging collaboration and creativity.
Whether reporting the news, creating a short film, studio programme, setting up a YouTube vlog, podcasting, or a radio debate, today’s storytelling must be underpinned by a range of media production techniques. You will learn a full range of production skills, covering online, television, film, radio and print, whilst examining complex ideas and theories. You will take part in live production days, and work to live client briefs with deadlines – just as you would in industry. The suite of production courses are designed to give you plenty of practical experience and have produced numerous award-winning alumni, including BAFTA Award-winners and Oscar nominees.