RTS Futures Television Careers Fair 2020

RTS Futures Television Careers Fair 2020

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020
10am - 4pm


Business Design Centre
N1 0QH
United Kingdom
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RTS Futures Careers Fair Wednesday 12 February 2020.

The RTS Futures Career Fair is back! Bigger and better for 2020 don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE event.

Join us on Wednesday 12th February to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV, learn about the different jobs and schemes out there and network with the most influential creatives in the business!

Take part in the CV clinic and get your CV tweaked by industry professionals or visit the 'ask me anything' area which is an all-day advice hub which gives attendees the chance to network with industry professionals of all different levels. Find out who they are, what their job entails and how they got their start.

Session Programme



The Unit List presents: 'Get ready for your TV job

Managing Director of theunitlist.com and TV Line Producer, Jude Winstanley, guides you through the essential tools to equip you for a job behind the camera, including the realities of working in TV, writing a CV and job hunting.


11:15 – 12:00

An Alternative Reality Awaits; How to Become a Digital Effects Artist

The National Film and Television School’s Head of DFX, John Rowe, reveals how to establish a career working on VFX projects, like Marvel and Star Wars films, His Dark Materials and Game of Thrones, with a special guest who will explain how they achieved it.

With countless possible career paths open across multiple industries, the NFTS DFX course has a 90% employment rate, with many students securing work ahead of graduating.

Creating the best visual effects is an integral and exciting part of film and television. If you’re searching for a career that combines the perfect mix of story-telling, cutting-edge technology and creativity, in a rapidly expanding industry, DFX could be for you. 

Don’t miss this exclusive panel session from the award-winning NFTS.


12:15 – 1:00

Starting your Career in Sport TV

 Danielle Neville, Head of Production Services at IMG Studios, hosts a panel discussion with some of the brightest brains to have started their careers as runners or through IMG’s Ignite scheme. They’ll discuss the myriad of entry-level jobs in sports broadcasting and production, how to get yourself noticed, how to push your career progression, how the IMG recruitment schemes can help and which skills and attributes are important to hone of the start of your sport television career.  There will be time to take questions at the end, so please come armed to interrogate our panellists!


1:30 – 2:15

How to get a job in Continuing Drama: BBC Studios need YOU!

Join the us for an exciting session on working for BBC Studios Continuing Drama. Hosted by broadcaster and screenwriter Rick Edwards, the team behind EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, River City, Doctors and Pobol y Cwm  will showcase the many entry level jobs around the UK that could propel you into the industry: from Floor Runner to Junior Camera Assistant; Makeup Artist to Wardrobe Assistant.  A brilliant industry panel will shine a light on the business, Nikki Saunders, Head of Production; Trudy Coleman, Production Executive Doctors and River City; Claire Knowles, Business Advisor EastEnders and Holby City, Hannah Williams, Business Advisor Casualty and Pobol y Cwm and Lynn Grant Producer Holby City. And Karlvyn Dove, 2nd Assistant Director on Doctors.


2:30 – 3:15

WONDER WOMEN - Meet the Women Leading the Way in Television

Hear from three inspirational women who are the leading the way in British television in an intimate panel discussion hosted by television presenter, Ria Hebden. Want to know what it takes to produce Factual documentaries or direct live news programmes that will be watched by millions of people? Ever wondered how broadcasters decide the schedule of programmes to air when the competition for eyeballs on screens has never been so high? Join us, as these wonder women share their incredible stories of how they came to work in television, what they love about it and how they see the industry evolving over the next decade. 

Host: Ria Hebden, Presenter & Broadcaster

Speakers:  Amanda Lyon – Executive Producer, Voltage Television, Alex Wootten – ITV2 Scheduler and Meera Thavasophy – Live News and Current Affairs Director, BBC


Exhibitors confirmed so far:​
Access VFX & Milk VFX
Barnet TV
BBC Early Careers

BBC Studios Comedy
BBC Studios Drama
University of Bedfordshire
Belfast Met Film and TV School
Creative Access
Creative England
Curve Media
EndemolShine UK
Grass Valley
Gravity Media
IMG Studios
ITV Studios
Mama Youth Project
NBC Universal
Presenter Promotions
RDF Television 
RTS Membership/Bursaries 
Ruurd - HighDef
Sara Putt Associates 
Sky Content Supply Chain
Sky News Archive
Studio Lambert
Trevanna London 
TriForce Creative Network
Warner Bros International Television Production

Event details

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Venue: Business Design Centre 52 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 0QH

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm


Booking Details 

Tickets are £10.00
All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking


If you are interested in becoming a exhibitor at our 2020 careers fair please contact dgaughan@rts.org.uk 

For group bookings of 10 tickets or more, click here

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Location Details

52 Upper St
N1 0QH
United Kingdom

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