RTS Futures TV Careers Fair 2018

RTS Futures TV Careers Fair 2018

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018
10am - 4pm

Location

Business Design Centre
52 Upper St
London
N1 0QH
United Kingdom
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RTS Futures

The RTS Futures Career Fair is back! Bigger and better for 2018 don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE event.

RTS Futures Careers Fair 2018 is sponsored by Edinburgh International Television Festival, the National Film and Television School and Sky One. 

Join us on Tuesday 6th February to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV. Take part in our interview masterclasses, get your CV tweaked by professionals, learn about the different jobs and schemes out there and network with the most influential creatives in the business!

This is your opportunity to meet with the best in the business.

Companies exhibiting include:

BBC Academy, BECTU, Channel 4, Creative Access, Creative Skillset, DiVA Apprenticeships, DV Talent & Talent Manager, Edinburgh International Television Festival, Endemol Shine UK, Envy Post Production, FremantleMedia UK, IMG Studios, ITN, ITV, ITV Studios, Lime Pictures, Little Dot Studios, Mama Youth, Media Trust, Milk Visual Effects, National Film and Television School, NextGen Futures, Presenter Promotions, RDF Television Group, Sara Putt Associates, Searchlight Recruitment, Shooting Partners, Sky, Sony, Studio Lambert, Timeline TV, Turner International, UKTV, Viacom and Warner Brothers TV Productions UK.
 
Find out more about the exhibitors here.
 
Session Programme:


10:30 - 11:15 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 successfully for a job behind the TV camera, including; essential TV freelancer tips, job hunting and writing a CV.

11:30 - 12:15 How to get ahead in Television Entertainment

For the fresh and talented getting into Television Entertainment can seem a daunting challenge; major broadcasters, independent production companies and training establishments may all offer a way in. But what suits you?

Join the National Film and Television School’s Head of Television, David G. Croft (Top of the Pops, Crystal Maze, Shooting Stars), and Lucy Smith (Winner Best Unscripted Pilot - New York Television Festival, Development Assistant Producer at award-winning production company, Firecracker Films) to get top tips on how to break into this highly competitive, yet incredibly rewarding field.
 

12:30 - 13:15

From Script to Screen

From The Crown to Chewing Gum, drama and comedy are some of the most popular TV genres to watch, but can feel like the most mysterious to break into. How do you actually get a job as a TV writer? Can you work in scripted if you don’t want to write scripts? Answering these questions and more, join a panel of alumni from the Edinburgh TV Festival’s talent schemes to learn how ideas make the move from script to screen, and all the steps in-between.

Speakers:
Charlie Coombes, Scripted Development AP, CPL Productions
Nawfal Faizullah, Script Executive, Left Bank Pictures
Hannah George, Writer
Chair:
Holly Close, Talent Schemes Producer, Edinburgh TV Festival

 

13:30 - 14:15

How to make it as a Presenter

How do you get a job as a TV or Radio presenter? Do you need to specialise in a genre or be an expert? How do you go about getting your first big break? And what can you do to make sure you keep landing the jobs you want? Fast track your presenting career and find out from our brilliant panel of stellar presenters, who tell it as it is and answer the questions you’re burning to ask.
 
Speakers:
 
Anita Rani: Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 BBC One
Marverine Cole: Sky News, 5 News, ITN. 1Xtra covering News and Current Affairs, Social History and Culture.
Remel London: Capital Xtra
Melvin Odoom - ITV, Kiss Breakfast Show

Chair: Ria Hebden, Presenter - Wonder Women TV/MOBO Awards/Screen Nation Awards/Women in Film & Television Awards

14:30 - 15:15 Cameras & What I wished I’d known before getting into the business!

Josh Portwine from Shooting Partners goes through some of the different cameras used in everyday television production from sports to documentaries. Whilst offering useful tips to help you on your journey to becoming a professional shooter/camera op.

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ASK ME ANYTHING: This is your chance to meet and network with industry professionals of all levels. Find out who they are, what they do, what that entails, how they got their start and crucially what advice do they have for you. You could discover a role you never knew existed; find out a career path may not be right for you - either way, you’ll get the chance to practice the art of making a great first impression. Come curious and ready to impress! 

For group bookings of 15 tickets or more, please contact Alice Turner - aturner@rts.org.uk (limited availability left)Make this event the first step in your creative career!

 

Booking Details
Standard tickets - £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.
This event is open to everyone but is designed for those with no more than two years’ television experience. 

Location Details

52 Upper St
London
N1 0QH
United Kingdom
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