British Film Institute – The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK.
BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts, supporting, promoting and developing moving image art forms.
BBC Academy – a wealth of resources about working in TV
Creative England – Supporting regional productions around the country, also has a crew and talent database.
C21 Media – News resource for the TV and digital industries
Arts Council England – Develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences. Also has a jobs section.
Creative Skillset – Supports skills and training for the UK creative industries, lots of info and resources.
BECTU – UK Media and entertainment trade union.
So You Want to Work in Television – Comprehensive guide to different roles in the industry, often from guest bloggers who have worked their way up.
You’d Better Work – Excellent blog about getting into and staying in the media
Hiive – The professional network for creative people. Lots of big companies are starting to advertise on here and it’s a great place to showcase your work.
The Unit List – Advertises roles for freelancers in the industry, although entry-level jobs can be quite rare. Best to follow on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.
TheCallSheet – Has a focus on film and TV drama. Full membership requires subscription, but there is a free ‘newcomer’ service and other basic accounts are also free.
BBC Careers – Advice, training and opportunities for anyone wishing to pursue a career at the BBC.
Grapevine Jobs – Media and broadcast roles. Sign up for their newsletter.
Prospects – Career options for people with degrees in film and photography subjects
Creative Boom – lots of useful tips and resources for freelancers and those with a portfolio career
My First Job in Film – Geared at new entrants. Requires subscription.
Media Volt – Acting auditons and jobs for TV and film production
Media Muppet – Lists jobs and internships for all sorts of media roles, from film and TV to journalism and marketing
Mandy – Jobs, services and casting for TV and film professionals
Yellow Cat – London-based agency specialising in creative recruitment
StartinTV – Full access requires payment, but lots of useful information available free about different roles within production, alongside advice.
Film Birmingham Crew – Register your details to get notified when productions are recruiting in the local area.
The Talent Manager – Used by many production companies to source talent, you can upload your CV free or upgrade to Pro.
All3Media Talent – CV database for all companies that are part of All3Media, including Maverick, North One, Studio Lambert…
Shed Media Talent – As above but for Shed Media
Framestore Recruit – Vacancies plus the option to submit a general application
Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival – Established in 1976, this is ‘THE essential fixture for everyone in the television industry wanting inspiration, networking, learning and fun’.
Stoke Your Fires Film Festival – Annual film festival in Stoke-on-Trent
Sheffield Documentary Festival – One of the top three documentary festivals in the world
Other Useful Sites
The Iris Magazine – Information for cinematographers and video professionals
Web Waterfalls – Online platform where you can create channels for your own content
4RFV – Film and television directory, including equipment hire