BAFTA survey responders criticise TV careers advice

Thanks to LSM graduate Jordan Livermore for this story:

“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

KTP Associate Opportunity (York)

From John Mateer, York University

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

LSM 2011 highlights

It’s been quite a year back on the Brayford:

Andrew Elliott organised a conference, Rethinking Epic, at Lincoln in July, with a line-up that included renowned international scholars in film history (Jeffrey Richards, Robert Burgoyne).

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Script writing news

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 Talent in partnership with BBC writersroom is delighted to announce this development opportunity for student / recent graduate drama writers.

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Katy (Née Atkinson) & Rob Dowell

Katy – Class of 2006 and Rob 2005

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!

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New Demo planned in Lincoln – Update

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.  
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Kirsty Walker, class of 2009

Kirsty Walker

My name’s Kirsty and I’m a 2009 graduate from the University of Lincoln with a 2:1 in Media Production. I loved every minute of my time there. I met some great people, I had the best nights out and most importantly I learned a great deal about making great productions. Continue reading

Final Cut on Film about Robert Flaherty


Robert Flaherty

Robert Flaherty

‘A Boatload of Wild Irishmen’ about the life and work of filmmaker Robert Flaherty – written by Professor Brian Winston and edited by Chris Hainstock, Senior Lecturer at the LSM – will premiere at the Galway Film Festival on 7th July 2010.  The feature length film will be shown as a shorter Irish language version called The Wandering Irishman’.  Continue reading

EM-Media opportunity: Cine Hub project

A filmmaker or filmmaking company is sought to work with two schools in the Alford area of Lincolnshire.

Deadline: May 10

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Dani Moseley – latest news!

Impact Universal
Been MEGA busy, what with the job, drama school and now setting up my events company and getting funding and doing proposals and research for projects.
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