Jasmine Dotiwala has had a different route into television than many of her peers. Whilst working as a runner she was thrown in front of camera to begin what was to become a successful career interview some of showbiz's biggest names. From there she moved behind the scenes, climbing the production ladder to end up running two MTV channels. Now she runs London 360, a youth news channel created by the Media Trust. Here she discusses in detail how she made it in the world of entertainment journalism and shares some advice on how others can follow in her footsteps.
Getting that first job in TV is tough. So when you've finally got it, how do you make sure you not only keep it, but progress to the next level? Jessica Wilson is a talent executive at Potato, part of ITV studios. Following a degree she worked her way up from researcher to series producer at the BBC and has a brilliant view on the industry. Here she shares her top tips on impressing in an entry level position.
Getting into television can seem almost impossible on so many different levels. While the application and interview process can be notoriously challenging and competitive, it can be just as hard to even find those opportunities to apply for in the first place!
Jobs in the BBC are some of the most coveted in the TV industry. If you're lucky enough to get a foot in the door, how can you ensure you stay there? Don Kong, now the BBC's Production Talent Pool manager, started at the bottom and worked his way up. Here he offers some words of advice on how to make in the BBC.
In television, ideas are like currency. So when you have a great idea, how do you make sure it gets noticed by the right people? And how do you make sure you end up getting the credit for it?
Carrie Britton has over twelve years experience as an Executive and Series producer in Factual and Documentaries. As well as being a talent manager for the BBC, she also freelances for many independents and has cast and produced many expert presenters. Here she shares her tips on how to pitch and protect an idea.
Camilla Lewis is the CEO of Curve Media, an independent production company focusing on factual and factual entertainment. Her career has been rooted in factual content, from starting out as a runner she has worked her way up to running the factual departments at BBC, CBBC and Talkback Thames. As well as being the joint CEO of Curve, Camilla is also the chair of the RTS Futures Committee.
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