Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
28/03/2017

Call For Submissions For Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes

News Image
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes programmes.

The charitable organisation, whose mission is to identify and nurture the next generation of talent from all backgrounds, runs the industry training programmes The Network and Ones to Watch. Running concurrently every year, the schemes help talent across the UK kick-start their careers in the TV industry.

Established in 1991, The Network was designed to give talent with little or no experience a vital first step on the TV ladder. Designed for those who want to work behind the camera, 60 people are accepted onto the scheme each year. Successful applicants participate in a four-day course that takes place alongside the TV Festival in August. This is followed by 12 months of mentoring and paid work placements with some of the industry's most prestigious television companies.

Ones to Watch (OTW) was founded in 1994 and is aimed at those who already have three or more years' experience in television and are looking to make the next step in their career. There are just 30 places available on this course. Candidates are drawn from all areas of the TV industry – from assistant producers to directors, writers to marketers, schedulers, business and legal. Graduates of OTW will gain access to a series of exclusive workshops and masterclasses. In addition, OTW participants will be showcased to over 2,000 delegates at the TV Festival and will receive 12 months of training and development from those in the business.

Places on both schemes are awarded after an online application process and those shortlisted will be invited to take part in a series of assessment days across the UK. The Talent Schemes are free to enter and participate in.

Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4, said: "I still get emails from people three years later who participated on these schemes and say it has transformed their career. It's a fantastic experience and brilliant training ground, and it really can kick start what you want to do for the rest of your life."

Ash Atalla, Founder, Roughcut TV, added: "The Edinburgh TV Talent Schemes are an amazing opportunity and a privilege to be a part of. If you're on these schemes it means you're the best of the best. A bit like Top Gun but for TV."

Campbell Glennie, Director, Talent Schemes, Edinburgh International TV Festival, commented: "We have long been committed to finding and nurturing the very best talent from across the country and a range of backgrounds. We firmly believe that the diversity of those who watch TV should be matched by those who make it, and that's what our schemes deliver across the board. It's always very exciting to help people launch their careers in television and our Talent Schemes really are a fantastic springboard. We can't wait to meet the talent this year."

Applications can be submitted via the website and are open until 28 April 2017 at 11pm. All applicants must be over 18. Shortlisted applicants will be notified in May.

www.thetvfestival.com/talent-schemes

(JP/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

03/09/2019
Timeline Television Appoints Outside Broadcast Unit Manager
Timeline Television has recently made new appointments, including that of Outside Broadcast Unit Manager James Poole.   The company has won a number o
09/10/2019
Beijing Television Selects Lawo IP Equipment
Beijing Television (BTV) has turned to Lawo IP equipment for its Electronic Field Production (EFP) requirements. For its first purely IP mobile EFP sy
28/11/2017
InTheBox, Gospel TV Launch Their First TV Channels With Veset's Cloud Playout
InTheBox and Gospel TV have announced the launch of their first TV channels using Veset Nimbus, the channel creation platform. InTheBox has introduced
08/08/2017
Production News : Paddy McGuinness To Host New Talent Show
BBC One has announced details of a new talent show, Even Better Than The Real Thing. Hosted by Paddy McGuinness, the 60-minute special will celebrate
15/10/2019
Production News : BBC Renews Agreement To Distribute Channels Across Asia Via The MEASAT-3 Satellite
MEASAT Satellite Systems in partnership with Globecast, has announced that BBC Studios has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across
07/10/2019
Seagate Delivers Industry's First Enterprise-Ready Exos 16TB Hard Drive
Seagate Technology has announced it has been actively shipping 16TB helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos® X16 family, delivering high pe
04/11/2019
Abundantia Entertainment Teams Up With Crypt TV
Abundantia Entertainment have partnered with Crypt TV. The new partnership will see a two IP co-production alliance to bring the Crypt brand to India
27/04/2017
Virgin TV & Dolby Appointed To DTG Council
Virgin TV's Director of Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell, and Dolby Laboratories' Director of Imaging Standards and Technolog
30/10/2019
Broadpeak's Solutions Gain Momentum In Android TV Environment
Broadpeak® has announced that its nanoCDN™ multicast ABR and umbrellaCDN™ CDN selection solutions are gaining significant momentum in the Android TV e
28/10/2019
Production News : Sky Enters Deals With Free@Last TV And Sagafilm
Sky Studios has entered into development/distribution deals with independent production companies Free@Last TV and Sagafilm. Under the multi-year deal
04/09/2019
Dish TV India Uses Broadpeak's Solutions For Watcho
Dish TV India has deployed Broadpeak's solutions for its OTT service, Watcho. Broadpeak's BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS350 origin and packagi
04/09/2019
VO And Smart Adserver To Unveil TV Advertising Solution
Viaccess-Orca (VO) and its programmatic advertising partner Smart Adserver will introduce an end-to-end, targeted TV advertising solution at DMEXCO 20
25/09/2019
ADTH Conista Go Conditional Access Technology To Power APAC Subscription TV Service
ADTH has announced that its Conista Go conditional access technology has been chosen to power a new service from one of APAC's leading media and enter
12/12/2018
Guigo TV Launches OTT Offering Powered By VO's TVaaS Cloud-Based TV Platform
Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced that Brazil's Guigo TV is launching a new OTT offering powered by VO's TVaaS cloud-based TV platform, VO's DRM soluti
06/12/2018
Insight TV - The Most Adventurous TV Channel In The World
Insight TV has significantly grown over the last three years and has recently partnered with TCL to create a Smart TV app. BFV talks to CEO Rian Beste