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Media Parents Networking BRISTOL

by Amy Walker

Hello,  We’d like to invite you to the Media Parents networking evening in Bristol on Tuesday 28th June, it’s going to be a great opportunity to meet top end editorial TV production talent, and we are pleased to announce that Nick Shearman, Knowledge Commissioning Exec, Network will be joining us.

What is Media Parents?

www.mediaparents.co.uk is a new jobs and social networking website for experienced media people.  The Media Parents site showcases experienced talent, lists flexible and standard TV and film contracts, it has a blog, a chat forum and a thriving network, like a mini LinkedIn for media.

What happens at the event?

The networking event will take place from at BBC Broadcasting House on Whiteladies Road, you must be on the guest list to come along.  Execs introduce their companies and colleagues, and then station themselves at tables to chat with freelancers for approx 8 minute slots.

Freelancers bring a CV to discuss, and without the direct pressure of a job interview it’s a great opportunity to put a face to a name in a relatively informal setting.

Herefollows a short biog and photo of all execs attending, they can all be found and contacted through the NETWORK page at www.mediaparents.co.uk:

BBC :

Nick Shearman is Knowledge Commissioning Executive Producer, Network, Wales in a role aimed at bolstering commissions in the Nations.

Nick Shearman

began his career in TV in 1984 when he joined the BBC as a researcher working on programmes including Crimewatch, before moving on to produce films like Great Railway Journeys, Great Journeys, and Byline for The Tales From Prague season. He also made drama-docs and set up a series called War Walks with Professor Richard Holmes.

In 1995/6 Nick was at the forefront of the docu-soap boom when he made Vets School and turned it into the long-running series Vets In Practice, following it with series such as Holiday Reps, and Bath Rugby Club.

In 1998, he left the BBC to set up a Bristol office for Tiger Aspect. Here, Nick helped to develop and oversaw numerous projects, including the award-winning Foot ‘n’ Mouth Diaries for Channel 4 and Bailiffs for BBC One.

Nick joined RDF as an Executive Producer in 2002, making shows for all the terrestrial channels. These included Holiday Showdown, which won an RTS award and was nominated for a BAFTA; Ladette To Lady; Rock School; the first two series of Oz & James’s Big Wine Adventure; Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife and The Truth About Size Zero.  He left RDF for Eyeworks At It and then re-joined the BBC in March 2008.

Nick is coming along because Media Parents feels it’s really important for Comm Eds to meet high level talent, and vice versa.

Chris Hutchins, Head of Talent for Factual and NHU, BBC Bristol.

Chris Hutchins

is Head of Talent for Factual and the NHU at BBC Bristol.  He is a vocal advocate of flexible working, and spoke in favour of this at the Media Parents flexible working meeting in Bristol here:

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2010/12/media-parents-flexible-working-meeting-bristol-–-who-said-what-1/

Helen Hagelthorn

has worked as a Talent Manager and Talent Executive at Bristol BBC since 2009, looking after production talent for both Factual/Features/Daytime as well as the Natural History Unit.  Before this Helen worked at RDF West as Production Resources Manager, again hunting out the best freelance talent productions. She has also worked as a Project Manager at post production house, Films @ 59.  Before Children, Helen was a South West based Assistant Producer working on a variety of output covering all topics:history, cookery, household management, child rearing and football!

Pete Lawrence - Features and Daytime Exec, BBC Bristol

Pete Lawrence

is an Executive Producer in Daytime and Features at BBC Bristol.

Jude Gray, Head of Human Resources and Development, BBC Wales.

Jude Gray

Jude trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before joining the BBC as a Personnel Trainee. Delivered strategic HR advice in several Divisions (Factual & Learning, Radio & Music, DEC, Nations & Regions) and in four locations (London, Scotland, Bristol and Wales).

Her key interventions include culture change, restructuring, employee relations, talent management and she has a particular interest in how to develop high performing teams.

Zodiak Media Group:

Julia Waring Head of Talent, RDF

came to RDF to work as part of a production team for a C4 programme, and joined permanently in May 1997, as Head of Light Entertainment and Features for RDF Rights. Julia started in the TV industry in 1984 as a secretary in drama and worked her way up to Series Producer via a mix of factual entertainment, features, travel and cookery shows at various indies. After working on the LE and Features Desk until 2000, Julia was then put in charge of in-house production after which she became involved in recruitment at RDF. In 2004 Julia became Head of Production Talent working mainly for RDF TV, but contributing to recruitment across the Zodiak group.

Mark Hill Head of RDF West

joined RDF Television in 2006 from the BBC where he was Deputy Head of Network Factual in Bristol, creating and executive producing some of the BBC’s most successful shows across Daytime, BBC1, BBC2 & BBC3; including Bargain Hunt, Flog It, Antiques Roadshow, Holiday Swaps, 20th Century Roadshow, Antiques Inspector, The Curious Gardeners, Fresh Food & Desperate Midwives. Prior to the BBC, Mark worked in the independent sector for Pearson and for three ITV companies, including GMTV and five years at LWT Factual.

Jane Lomas Exec Producer, RDF West

joined RDF from Diverse where she was executive producer on Man vs. Wild (Discovery/Channel 4), Mission Everest (Discovery/Channel 4), Tribal Wives (BBC Two) and Mission Africa (BBC One). Prior to Diverse Lomas was at BBC Bristol from 1998 to 2004 with credits including; DIY SOS (BBC One), The Bachelor (BBC Three) and Flog It! (BBC Two).

Lucy Carter

Who Do You Think You Are? executive producer Lucy Carter has joined Diverse in a new role leading the development team.  Diverse is part of Zodiak Media.

Angela Oakhill, Head of Production for RDF West and Diverse

Angela Oakhill

Head of Production at RDF Television West and Diverse Television (biog to follow).  Pictured here at the Media Parents flexible working meeting in Bristol, Angela Oakhill is a practical advocate of flexible working and has employed production staff flexibly through Media Parents.

Steve Rankin

Executive Producer, Diverse (photo and biog to follow).

Icon Films:

Harry Marshall, Joint Founder of Icon Films, Creative Director, Executive Producer.

Harry Marshall

Joint Founder of Icon Films, Creative Director, Executive Producer Harry Marshall was born and brought up in India where his father taught him how to catch elephants using binoculars, tweezers and a jam jar. He won an open scholarship to read English at Oxford University has traveled extensively through Asia and in particular the Himalayas where he learnt it is a bad idea to turn your back on a yak.

In 1990 Harry founded Bristol based independent Icon Films with his partner Laura Marshall.  In addition to directing key productions, Harry acts as executive producer across Icon’s output and directs the development team.   Much of his time is spent identifying new talent, both on-screen and production staff.

Shows Icon Films have produced include River Monsters, Headhunters of WWII and Monster Crocs.

Parthenon Entertainment:

Alison Bradburn

Head of Production, Parthenon Entertainment, Bristol (photo and biog to follow).

Aqua Vita Films:

Bernard Walton, Executive Producer, Aqua Vita Films.

Bernard Walton’s

Executive Producer credits for Aqua Vita films include  “Braving Iraq” PBS/WNET “Gorilla School” ANIMAL PLANET, narrated by Kevin Spacey The Bearman” FIVE, and “A Man Among Bears” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL, ITV GLOBAL “The Wolfman” FIVE and “A Man Among Wolves” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL, ITV GLOBAL  “Farming Matters” with Jonathan Dimbleby; “Rural Matters” HORSE AND COUNTRY TV.`

Bernard Walton is Creator and Series Producer of BBC ONE primetime series “Time Machine”  “Talking With Animals”  BBC ONE  “Cousins”  BBC ONE.   Bernard is also the originator and producer of over 20 WILDLIFE ON ONEs with Sir David Attenborough, BBC ONE SPECIALS and NATURAL WORLDs and PD of BBC productions ie “Survivors”, “Tomorrow’s World”, “UK Safari”.

Big Squid:

Richard Higgs

Emmy Award Winner Richard Higgs is MD of animation company Big Squid. (Biog and photo to follow).

World of Arthur Cox:

Kaia Rose, Producer, World of Arthur Cox

Kaia Rose

Producer, World of Arthur Cox

ArthurCox is a BAFTA winning Bristol-based animation and production company that specialises in all things moving. We create commercials for broadcast, online content and internal communications and have won awards at film festivals around the world; from short animations and live action features all the way through to archive films and mobile apps, we focus on good design and good stories. With a talented team of Directors who write, design, animate and edit, the studio outputs a broad and strong diverse style of filmmaking, which you can see by visiting www.worldofarthurcox.com.

Maggie Walsh, Media Parents TALENT will be representing Media Parents at the networking event.

Media Parents:

Maggie Walsh

Maggie began her career in theatre, studying acting and costume at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  She has lived and worked in the UK for 15 years: working in Post Production Sound, as the Administrator at De Lane Lea in Soho, and going on to work as a Co-ordinator in Feature Films, TV Drama and Documentaries.  She has worked on multi-million pound projects, with a cast of thousands, and been 1 in a crew of 12 on a very low budget film.

And here are some photos of a couple of previous events – as you can see, it’s a good laugh:  http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/02/tiger-aspect-meets-media-parents-gallery/

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/media-parents-met-vera-splash-and-rival-at-envy/

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great networking, talent, jobs and information. To join us in BRISTOL on June 28th please email your CV marked with full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk

June 28, 2011 @ 1:45 am Posted in News Comments Off

Media Parents Social Snaps

by Amy Walker

A great time was had at the Media Parents SOCIAL event on June 16th, kindly hosted at Evolutions Post Production house.  Despite dodgy weather for a barbecue the turn out was brilliant and we were well fed and looked after by Joanna Rowan (who is in the Media Parents NETWORK section) and the other good people of Evo’s.  These two photos are care of Media Parents member Hazel Palmer (who is in the TALENT section of www.mediaparents.co.uk).  More photos coming soon…

Martin Pennell of Dragons Productions and Media Parents TALENT Gladys San Juan enjoy the sunshine.

5 minutes later, great British barbecue weather hits...

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great networking, talent, jobs and information. To join us at our next social event - the Media Parents 1st birthday party in London on July 12th please email events@mediaparents.co.uk

June 27, 2011 @ 11:07 pm Posted in News Comments Off

Happy Father’s Day, Robert Horne!

by Amy Walker

Lighting Director Rob Horne walked the length of the Thames (183 miles) in memory of his son Elliot, who died in childbirth.  (See article here http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/robert-horne-walks-in-memory-of-his-son/).  Rob has raised £4,120 + £1000 from Jo’s employer.  We’d like to say huge congratulations to Rob for the walk, thanks to everyone from Media Parents who has sponsored and if you’d still like to donate, you can here http://www.justgiving.com/Robert-Horne-Sands until the end of June 17th (TODAY!).  There’s something else that Rob and Jo should be congratulated on – he’s right here:

Jo and Rob Horne's son Peter James Elliot Horne was born a happy and healthy 7lb 7oz. http://www.justgiving.com/Robert-Horne-Sands

Rob Horne's wife Jo, with baby Peter. Congratulations from everyone at Media Parents.

In reverse order, photos from Rob Horne's Thames Walk to raise money for neo natal death charity SANDS. Here he is reaching the Thames Barrier after 183 miles.

Celebrating with crew, family and Media Parents people who turned up for the end of the walk.

Rob and Jo Horne with friends, family and Media Parents. Photos by Rob and Peter Horne unless stated.

The End of the Thames Path (pictured by Media Parents Director Amy Walker).

Rob Horne at the end of the walk, being photographed by brother Peter Horne. (Amy Walker).

Well done Rob. Rob Horne speaks in memory of Elliot Horne.

Getting ready for the big welcome. (Amy Walker).

Along the Thames Path (Amy Walker). http://www.justgiving.com/Robert-Horne-Sands

Joined by a friend on Kew Bridge.

Not what Rob was expecting!

Congratulations to Rob (and Jo) Horne from all of us at Media Parents. http://www.justgiving.com/Robert-Horne-Sands Donations close June 17th 2011.

June 17, 2011 @ 12:36 am Posted in News Leave a comment

Media Parents Networking BRISTOL June 28th DATE CHANGE

by Amy Walker

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great networking, talent, jobs and information. To join us in BRISTOL on June 29th please email your CV marked with full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk

We’d like to invite you to the Media Parents networking evening in Bristol on Tuesday 28th June, it’s going to be a great opportunity for top end editorial TV production talent to network with Execs.  The date has been changed so that Nick Shearman, Knowledge Commissioning Exec, Network, can join us.

What is Media Parents?

www.mediaparents.co.uk is a new jobs and social networking website for experienced media people.  The Media Parents site showcases experienced talent, lists flexible and standard TV and film contracts, it has a blog, a chat forum and a thriving network, like a mini LinkedIn for media.

What happens at the event?

The networking event will take place from 6:30pm till 9pm on Tuesday 28th of June at BBC Broadcasting House on Whiteladies Road. Execs will introduce their companies and then station themselves at tables to chat with freelancers for approx ten minute slots.  Freelancers bring a CV to discuss, and without the direct pressure of a job interview it’s a great opportunity to put a face to a name in a relatively informal setting. There will also be breaks, and more informal networking towards the end of the evening.

If you would like to come please send a CV and covering letter titled with your full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk On the night you’ll be given the name of someone to head for at a particular time. This is what we posted in advance of our last networking event so that everyone could find each other:

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/media-parents-meet-vera-splash-and-rival/

And here are some photos of a couple of events, as you can see, it’s a good laugh:  http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/02/tiger-aspect-meets-media-parents-gallery/

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/media-parents-met-vera-splash-and-rival-at-envy/

In addition to the BBC, representatives from the BBC and Zodiak Media group will be joining us, as well as other local indies.

June 10, 2011 @ 1:24 pm Posted in News Comments Off

Media Parents networking CARDIFF June 29th DATE CHANGE

by Amy Walker

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great networking, talent, jobs and information. To join us in CARDIFF on June 28th please email your CV marked with full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk

We’d like to invite you to the Media Parents networking evening in Cardiff on Wednesday 29th June, it’s going to be a great opportunity for top end editorial TV production talent to network with Execs and Commissioners.

What is Media Parents?

www.mediaparents.co.uk is a new jobs and social networking website for experienced media people.  The Media Parents site showcases experienced talent, lists flexible and standard TV and film contracts, it has a blog, a chat forum and a thriving network, like a mini LinkedIn for media.

What happens at the event?

The networking event will take place from 6:30pm till 9pm on Wednesday 29th of June, venue tbc. Execs will introduce their companies and then station themselves at tables to chat with freelancers for approx ten minute slots.  Freelancers bring a CV to discuss, and without the direct pressure of a job interview it’s a great opportunity to put a face to a name in a relatively informal setting. There will also be breaks, and more informal networking towards the end of the evening.

If you would like to come please send a CV and covering letter titled with your full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk On the night you’ll be given the name of someone to head for at a particular time. This is what we posted in advance of our last networking event so that everyone could find each other:

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/media-parents-meet-vera-splash-and-rival/

And here are some photos of a couple of events, as you can see, it’s a good laugh:  http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/02/tiger-aspect-meets-media-parents-gallery/

http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2011/05/media-parents-met-vera-splash-and-rival-at-envy/

In addition to the BBC, representatives from Zodiak Media group will be joining us, as well as other local indies.

More info will be posted here nearer the event.

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great networking, talent, jobs and information. To join us in CARDIFF on June 28th please email your CV marked with full name, job title and genre to events@mediaparents.co.uk

@ 1:18 pm Posted in News Comments Off

5 minutes with… Claire Barry, Producer

by Amy Walker

I am the Line Producer on Horrid Henry.  That wonderful, lovable little boy who is a bit like Just William’s little brother http://www.horridhenry.me/ From a factual and live sport background I’ve changed direction and learnt about animation and it’s always really good to learn something new.  So what’s the story of A to B?  How do you put 36 years of television production down in a blog?  Yep it really is my 36th year in TV.  Can I even remember the beginning?

Claire Barry, Producer can be found in the talent section of www.mediaparents.co.uk

The beginning was actually in commercials I worked for two agencies in London and started my life with directors such as Alan Parker, Hugh Hudson, Tony and Ridley Scott who were still running RSA and many more, none of whom had made any films at this stage. Alan Parker used my room in the basement in Howland Street to play around making movies at the weekends with strict instructions to “clean it up” for us on Monday mornings.

When the pull of Fairy Liquid lost its charms I moved on from commercials, crossing over to ITV and Anglia TV.  Ah the heady days in Norwich with Nicolas Parsons and “Sale of the Century”.  I spent 12 years with Anglia, and would probably still be there if Maggie Thatcher hadn’t put her oar in.

Horrid Henry

Anglia TV was a small company that punched above its weight. Stuck out near the Broads and the North Sea it was a great place to live, but oh how my heart use to sink when we would arrive back at Heathrow having been filming abroad for weeks and knew we had at least a 3 hour drive back to base. In the end I use to schedule our flights out of Norwich via Schiphol Airport, as it was quicker than driving to Heathrow.

I’m not sure where the 12 years there went, but we made many network productions, travelled a lot, had fun, nearly drowned our director in a lake in Sweden one midsummer night.  Had to talk the Polish police out of arresting my electrician who had jumped a set of red lights (why do the sparks always do things like this?).  Spent 3 hours one morning in the jail in Tenerife trying to persuade them to let us film hung over English boys who had been arrested the night before.  I thought I had failed when just as we were leaving the jail they suddenly said “yes you can film” and I found the man in the corner in the smart suit, smoking cheroots was the Chief Superintendent and had spent hours watching me running around like a headless chicken, then said “yes”.

Claire Barry, Producer, can be found in the TALENT section of www.mediaparents.co.uk

We had a good time filming in Saint Marie de la Mares at the gypsy festival trying to keep a low profile but still get the shots.  Loved the 3 days spent in Assisi at their spring festival of 24 hours partying, displays, music, drumming, food and drink all in medieval costume, watching prostitutes fall at the feet of their local saint in Corfu and marching Roy Castle across northern Spain to Santiago Compostela, mostly in the rain.

I worked on many plenty of live studio and OBs from horse racing to church services, which always made me feel sick as trying to persuade a vicar, who is used to preaching for half an hour or more, to talk for 5 minutes is no fun.  I have watched floor managers lying on the floor grabbing vicars’ ankles to try and get them to stop talking.

In 1992 with a kick from the Thatcher government I had no choice but to launch my freelance career.  This has been extremely varied and when my son was born in 1993 (why didn’t I have him when I could have had maternity leave?) I went back to PA’ing live studios at SKY News and SKY Sports. I eventually gave up the News as I really felt the lunatics had eventually taken over the asylum.  Then I spent 4 years on the European Golf Tour for SKY Sports running the live gallery.   6 hours live a day, 4 days a week, 33 weeks a year and I’ve still never hit a golf ball in my life.  The husbands of most of my friends were really jealous when I told them I had met all the golfers including Tiger Woods – didn’t hit him with a golf club though.

Having a child did impact on my career at that stage and I did take a backward step to do PA’ing again and not Producing and Director as I can moved on to do.  I had a nanny I shared with another family their child was full time and mine was part time with the nanny but it worked very well.  At that stage I was still married so my husband, who also worked away from home on occasions, was around to help out but it meant a lot of sitting down with diaries and sorting out dates.

Eventually, sitting on a plane, I decided I didn’t want to die with these people and never ever wanting to see Heathrow airport on a Wednesday morning at 5am again I left the Golf Tour and moved over to Unreported World for Channel 4, and started sending everyone else off around the world for 5 years.  Unreported World could certainly prove nerve-wracking with crews being arrested in various parts of the world, or getting stuck in the Congo when the warlords went on the rampage again, or missing flights from far flung places around the world.  In between these programmes I made various Dispatches and also my own programmes.

Horses are the big love of my life (along with my son of course) and I take part in Endurance Racing, which is complete madness.  It’s long-distance riding and can be anything up to 100 miles in a day – well-padded bum needed.  So I have made programmes for SKY Sports on Endurance, Eventing, Polocrosse and anything else they want.  We will be making an Eventing Series this summer and also the World Championships for Polocrosse as well (Polocrosse is like rugby on horseback with a lacrosse stick) see this website http://www.countrychannel.tv/player.php

Out of the blue one day I had a phone call asking me was I interested in being the Line Producer on Horrid Henry.  Novel Entertainment had my CV on their files, though none of us know how they got it, and we all live in Oxford.  I did point out I had never worked on animation but they weren’t worried about that as it is the Line Producing part that was more important.  I found I picked up the work flow very quickly as it is quite logical and our final animation is done in China anyway so that is out of the country.  So here we write the scripts, record the voices in London, then the sound is sent to be put together with the storyboards and animatics which are done at Spider Eye in Cornwall then everything goes by ftp to China who hand draw all the episodes and then send us a hard drive with the episodes on and my editor here in Oxford puts on the titles, credits and edits them to the exact time, then it’s back to London for the final dubb and the deliverables.   This makes it sound very easy but as we make 52 episodes at once we are at all the different stages at the same time so a lot of juggling goes on and the whole process takes about 18 months.

So now I find myself with my son about to leave home and go to university and life is changing again so who knows what programmes will come up next and I find myself free to work anywhere at anytime…..

By Claire Barry.  http://www.mediaparents.co.uk/freelancers/911/claire-barry

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great talent, networking, jobs and information.

June 9, 2011 @ 1:34 pm Posted in News Leave a comment

Media Parents Social!

by Amy Walker

In response to requests from Media Parents members, we’re going to start holding regular Media Parents social events, the first being a barbecue in Central London on June 16th kindly hosted by Evolutions. If you’d like to come along please email us through the site with SOCIAL as the title of your email, Media Parents members will be given priority.  We are holding networking events in Bristol and Cardiff on the 28th and 29th of June, and our next social event will be the Media Parents 1st birthday party on July 12th in London.

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great talent, networking, jobs and information. To join us on June 16th at our London barbecue please email us through the site with the title SOCIAL.

Welcome to Evolutions!

We are the largest independent full service post production company in Soho.  Based over 4 sites – Berners Street, Soho Square, Great Pulteney Street and Wells Street.  Wells Street is home to our boutique facility servicing the commercials, design and VFX market.

We offer Avid and FCP offline and online, Pogle and Baselight grading, stereo and 5.1 audio and duplication facilities.  We also have bespoke on-location live ingest systems designed for productions which require instant capture of high volumes of media with immediate logging capabilities.  Our logging offerings include Cinegy, Interplay and Forscene.

Our clients are broad ranging across all genres and included in our credit list is The Only Way Is Essex, Top Gear, The Apprentice, Made in Chelsea, QI and 71 Degrees North.

We also have a fabulous Roof Terrace with panoramic views of London where our legendary BBQ’s happen.  We’re very much looking forward to hosting the Media Parents Networking Event here on the 16th June!

Look out for Evolutions Business Development Manager Joanna Rowan on the night!

Evolutions Development Manager Joanna Rowan is in the Media Parents NETWORK

I started my career in TV production in Manchester working for Granada and Turn on TV as a researcher following my degree in Media Technology and Audio Visual Media at the University of Central Lancashire.

I moved to London in 2003 where I starting working at Nats Post Production. After some time working as a Post Producer, I moved into Sales following the Evolutions take over of Nats. I’ve now been in Sales at Evolutions for around 4 years. Working with clients such as The BBC (Top Gear/Comedy Productions/Entertainment), Studio Lambert and Two Four – I’m still very much enjoying my job and the challenges it brings. Always looking to broaden my network, I’d be delighted to hear from anyone in need of post services, or just looking to gain more information about the industry and what we do.

Amy Walker, Site Director Media Parents will be at the event, please say hello.

To join us at the event please email us through the media parents website www.mediaparents.co.uk with the title SOCIAL.

June 8, 2011 @ 4:57 pm Posted in News Comments Off

Edinburgh TV Festival Places

by Amy Walker

Holly Blake at MGEITF has indicated that applications for the scheme below from Media Parents returning to work would be welcome, so disregard the 2 – 4 years experience stipulation and make your case once you’ve read below.  Please contact Holly for further queries, this really is a great opportunity to learn and network – the idea for Media Parents came to me after listening to Jay Hunt, Daisy Goodwin and other women in a panel discussion at Edinburgh, so it’s all-round inspirational.

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great talent, networking, jobs and information.

Do you have 2-4 years experience in ANY area of TV?
Would you like to spend 4 days in Edinburgh over the August bank holiday weekend gaining insight and advice from the top programme and policy makers in TV?

Fancy receiving £2000 worth of training for only £50?

APPLY for FAST TRACK at www.mgeitf.co.uk/fasttrack

Just answer 3 questions about TV and detail your experience to date.

Benefits:
• FREE delegate pass to MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (MGEITF)
• FREE programme of masterclasses from some of the most respected programme and policy makers in the business
• Opportunity to network with peers and top TV execs
• Opportunity to pitch live at the TV Festival and win a commission (this year to BBC’s The Culture Show)
• Heavily subsidised training after the event

Past Fast Track speakers include: Robert Thirkell, Tim Hincks, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dawn Airey, Julian Bellamy, Jay Hunt and Andy Harries.

TV Festival sessions confirmed for 2011 include Masterclasses with: The Cube, Downton Abbey, The Killing and The Only Way is Essex. speakers include: Professor Brian Cox, Alex Crawford and Dr Eric Schmidt.

Accommodation in Edinburgh is provided. Fast Track takes place from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 August, including Edinburgh TV Festival sessions and social events over the weekend. For further information can be found on our website.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: midnight, June 12

Not for you? If you know someone that would benefit from the scheme then you can nominate them via our website and we will get in touch with details of how to apply.

If you would like more information then please email: holly.blake@mgeitf.co.uk or call 0207 278 9515

click on this logo to go to the MGEITF site

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great talent, networking, jobs and information.

June 3, 2011 @ 12:06 pm Posted in News Comments Off