How to survive as a freelancer

RTS Futures
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Starting out as a freelancer in television can be a daunting experience. It’s a fast-paced, vibrant and creatively stimulating industry, but it’s also ruthlessly fast-paced, overwhelmingly competitive and highly demanding.

How do you make those vital connections? How do you brush aside the competition with your CV? How do you dazzle in the interview to win the role, and how to do you ace the job so the first person to get a call on the next production is you?

RTS Futures, part of the Royal Television Society, aims to help graduates and those in the early stages of their career to progress and learn about different areas of television. As part of our event, we’ve asked five hugely experienced and respected TV folk to share their top tips on specific areas to help us create this survival handbook.