TV Jobs UK - The Masterclass to Career Success in the TV & Film Industry
(Training and Guest Speakers)
Saturday October 22nd 2016 10:30 - 15:30
Are you currently finding it difficult to get into the film or television industry or maybe you have recently graduated, in another career, or have done loads of unpaid work and you are looking for extra knowledge to help you get your foot in the door and get paid work
TV Jobs UK are holding an interactive and informative TV & Film employability masterclass combining training and talks and a Q&A with industry professionals, for those determined to make a mark within the industry. We will equip you with the know how of what you need to do find jobs and get paid work.
The masterclass will empower and equip learners with the skills in order to apply effectively to entry level roles within the industry.
Subjects covered include:
Understanding the job market.
Online Job search
Job search management.
Understanding Entry Roles
CV writing and Cover letters
Personal and Professional Attributes
Who is delivering the masterclass?
Training will be delivered by Georgina Bobb BA Hons in Content Creation and Broadcast, a qualified Media Trainer with a Level 3 in Education and Training (PTTLS). She is also a Freelance Television Production Coordinator with experience working on a variety of genres including entertainment, factual, fact ent, crime, childrens and food. She has worked for various broadcasters and independent production companies such as the BBC and ITV and on an array of shows such as The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent (ITV1) and The Undateables (Channel 4). Nominated for a Screen Nation Award under the 'Rising Talent' category and also featured on the BBC Victoria Live show - She is the Managing Director of TV Jobs UK an employability business providing clients with 1 to 1 career consultations, as well as CV and cover letter writing services.
Sinitta Monero, CV writer and TV Jobs UK's own employability advisor will also be delivering training. She is also a qualified Media & employability skills Trainer (PTTLS). Sinitta currently works as a Production Manager and freelances as a 1st AD and production coordinator for film and television. She has worked for various production companies including Corbis Entertainment, AVCO and Valance Films on an array of films including Star Wars, Legend and Mr Holmes. Her portfolio of work includes short films, radio production, TV production, live events, music videos, and script writing for shorts, web dramas and adverts.
Who are our guest speakers?
Bob Clarke, Founder and CEO - Mama Youth Project
Bob has been a professional editor for over thirty years, and personally funded the first two years of MAMA Youth Project’s operation.
Bob started his television career in 1982 as a Video Tape Operator for Humphries Video Services. He went on to join The Services Sound & Vision Corporation in 1987 where he cut his teeth as an editor on different types of programming including light entertainment, news and documentaries. Following BBC training, Bob became a freelance editor and worked at various facilities in Soho, before setting up his own- bcPost.
In 1996 Bob took this facility to the next level by purchasing his first Avid Media Composer, which attracted clients such as the BBC, Endemol, Ginger Productions and Tiger Aspect. Then, in September 2005, MAMA Productions funded an experiment and recruited young adults to make an entertainment show called ‘What’s Up’. This experiment proved so successful, it led to the formation of the MAMA Youth Project.
In 2008, Bob decided to put all future commissions through the MAMA Youth Project, using talented newcomers who had worked on ‘What’s Up’. This enterprise became very successful and turned over 45,000 in 3 months. However, due to the legal limitations of a charity earning income, Licklemor Productions had to be formed – which is now MAMA Youth Project’s commercial arm.
On a personal level, Bobs great strengths are his creativity, adaptability and ability to understand what a client wants. He is also quick to recognise new talent and give them the opportunities they need.
Samuell Benta - Film & TV writer, Producer, Director and Actor
Samuell Benta is a creative pioneer, specialising in producing, writing and directing for Film and TV. He started off as an actor and has appeared in numerous high profile dramas such as: BBC's Eastenders E20, BBC's Silent Witness, BBC's The Cut, BBC's Hotel Babylon, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive just to name a few. After realising the repetitive stereotype roles on British TV for young black actors, he sought to change this by creating his own show 'All About The McKenzies' a black family sitcom for the web. Never having attended film or drama school he learned to pave his own path into the industry. Over many doors shut, rejections and hardships, All About The McKenzies 6 years later is now on ITV2 next month.
***FREE GIVEAWAY TO ALL ATTENDEES - A complementary 30 min career coaching session with Georgina Bobb and two books to help you on your way to career success!!***
What have our alumni said about our previous workshop!
I feel a lot more confident about applying for work and working in the industry - Ive learned a lot.
Amber Chester - Freelance Short Film Producer
I learned how to re-enter the production work-force with greater confidence and vigour.
Tricia Hastings - TV & Film Support Technician (Bath Spa University)
Great opportunity to learn more about getting into work in film and TV. Feel more confident about going out to look for work.
Emma Briggs - Student
I feel more prepared now to start my job search within the TV Industry.
Cheryl Greenhough - Customer Service Assistant
I feel throughly inspired to continue my job hunt in the TV industry and TV Jobs UK has given me some great food for thought.
Natalie Jones - HR
One of the best TV Masterclass courses I've attended great experience with great people.
Sib Ali - Available for work
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend the masterclass?
There are no ID requirements, however the minimum age we are accepting to the masterclass is 18 years of age.
How can I get to the venue?
Canada Water Library and Culture Space is situated directly above Canada Water station (Jubilee line and London Overground). Exit the station towards Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.
199, 1, 225, 47, 188, 381, C10, P12
Can i get a discount?
YES! All you need to do is share this event page on facebook, twitter or Linked In and email an image proof to email@example.com and on reciept you will get emailed the 10% discount code!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring a notebook and pen for note taking. Light refreshments will be provided such as teas and cofees and water. There is a cafe situated in the building in the foyer which is open during the workshop and for lunch.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It would be helpful for registration purposes.
What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately we are unable to give a refund on any purchases made.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact button on this page.