Industry Websites

General

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.

Finding Work

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.

TV Watercooler – ‘The place for TV freelancers’, including discussions, jobs and resources. Great article on where to find runner jobs without having to pay.

Graduate Advantage – specifically geared at graduates in the West Midlands

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.

Production Base – TV, film and commercial production jobs. Requires subscription. Also includes The Watercooler discussion board

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.

CV/Crew Databases

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

FremantleMedia UK Talent database

Framestore Recruit – Vacancies plus the option to submit a general application

Festivals

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

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