This book is a good read if you’re interested in the process involved in the representation of history on television. It is a culmination of an AHRC-funded research project, called ‘Televising History 1995-2010′, by Professor of Cultural Studies Ann Gray and Senior Lecturer Dr Erin Bell.
Erin said their book “considers the representation of the past on television through factual programming.Beginning with the question ‘why does history on TV look the way it does?’, and drawing on interviews with media professionals, historians, archivists and archaeologists, as well as undertaking analysis of a range of factual programming, from Who do you think you are? to Timewatch. Continue reading →
This is Professor Mary Stuart’s book about the history of higher education in the UK. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln used real-life personal experiences from those who were the first people in their family to go to University. Mary said “I have tried to illustrate how higher education can and does transform the life chances of individual people from the humblest of backgrounds.”
First Light is looking for either young filmmakers or teams of young people aged between 18 and 25 to take part in a 4 day residential course to help find funding for their films. You’ll get access to practical workshops, talks and screenings.
It has partnered with the Flatpack Festival and Creative Skillset to run a film financing course in March 2013. First Light said the course “taught by experienced filmmakers will provide all the tools needed to help get film projects off the ground.” Continue reading →
“A new research report released today by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) reveals that young people are needlessly being discouraged from pursuing a career in film, television or games – with talented young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and women at particular risk of being lost to these industries. Careers in film, television and games are popular first choices amongst young people……… However, one in five (20%) of all respondents found accessing careers advice difficult or impossible, and ……. the majority (64%) felt the advice was too general and almost half (49%) felt the advisor did not know enough about the industry in question.” Continue reading →
We are looking to recruit an Associate for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between TFTV and Green Screen Productions, a commercial feature film production company based in York. The post is ideally suited to a recent Masters graduate from a film or TV related course (e.g., MA Film and TV Production, MSc Visual Effects, etc.). Salary is between £21,802 and £25,251 per annum, with a two year contract. The closing date for applications is 1 November 2012.Details
From Marcella Forster, some current opportunities for scriptwriters to write for BBC Television programmes, posted on the National Association of Writers in Education website. Check out the links carefully – all these schemes have strict entry conditions.
BBC Talent Award for recent graduates: Are you the next Debbie Horsfield or Paul Abbott? BBC North Developing Talentin partnership with BBC writersroom is delighted to announce this development opportunity for student / recent graduate drama writers.
You’ll probably remember the Uni Radio Station, Siren FM, and think the only things to come out of it were building up your CV, learning the trade or its eclectic blend of music! For the then 2nd year student Katy Atkinson and 3rd year student Rob Dowell something a bit longer lasting and yes soppier came out of it…a marriage!
Latest from Lincoln Students’ Union (Dan Derricot):
“You may be aware that local MP Karl McCartney has pulled out of his constituency advice surgery tomorrow at the last minute, in an attempt to avoid his constituents expressing their concern at his support for tripling tuition fees, slashing public funding and abolishing Education Maintenance Allowance. Continue reading →