young people

Festival backs young talent

From left: Victoria Griffin, Francesca Colpitts-Swaby,  Kia Pegg and Connor Lawson (Credit: Aine Dvileviciute)
ITV Tyne Tees content editor Alex Watson hosted the festival, which included industry networking and a mini-masterclass in camera work. Kia Pegg and Connor Lawson from CBBC show The Dumping Ground, which is filmed in the North East, were special guests. 
The festival has been running for more than 20 years and celebrates work from students, schools and colleges. In total, this year, there were 49 entries from young film­ makers, from 13 institutions or on an individual basis. 

BBC offers 5,000 digital traineeships to unemployed young people

Unemployed young people can benefit from the BBC’s new Make It Digital traineeship.

From today, 5,000 opportunities will be available in 60 locations across the UK to enhance young people’s digital and employability skills. 

Unemployed people aged 16 to 24 year olds and who have fewer than two A Levels can register their interest through their local Jobcentre Plus. 

RTS Futures summer party - Is TV out of touch?

RTS Futures Summer Party 2015

BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh fielded harsh criticism from audience and panel alike at the RTS Futures Summer Party.

"Is TV out of touch?" asked former CBBC presenter Kirsten O’Brien, who chaired the event, "is it relevant for 16 to 34 year olds?"

With the BBC’s youth brand soon set to relinquish its linear channel, Kavanagh was told that young people were bearing the brunt of difficult BBC cuts.