Today is the official launch of the ‘Save Television Centre Studios’ campaign. It aims to halt demolishing five of the UK’s working studios. Chris Hainstock, LSM’s Senior Lecturer, has been party to the press launch:
The campaignhas been set up by a group of TV industry veterans – directors, producers, sound engineers, technicians, crew and many others from all walks of television production – who all feel passionately about the demolition of not only some of the best working TV studios in the country, but the destruction of such an iconic and magical place to work. Stars including Esther Rantzen, David Jason, Richard Wilson, Al Murray, Charlie Brooker and Michael Parkinson are backing the campaign.Continue reading →
With the rise of sites like You Tube, Funny or Die and College Humor, there has never been an easier or indeed a more crowded route into sketch writing and making your name as a comedy genius. Find out how from Hat Trick TV producer Mark Talbot at the London Breakfast Club, 5th April 2013. Tickets are available here (£15 + VAT). Continue reading →
These first months have been the busiest of my life – but I have learnt from them every single day.
Having graduated from the BA (Hons) Media Production course, I was awaiting response from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) after interviewing for their PgDip Sound Design For The Theatre course, which was brand new this year, and listed a maximum of three places available in the prospectus. A few weeks later, I received the letter I was hoping for……….. Continue reading →
As soon as I graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Media Production I applied for a Master in Historical Studies at the University of Lincoln. I have always been passionate about History and it is my dream job to produce Historical documentaries. By doing this course I have been able to develop my skills which will be important for creating documentaries and other historical products. Since graduating I have gained experience working with the BBC on their BBC 2 show Flog It! This has provided me with valuable experience and has presented possible networking opportunities for when I finish my Masters course.
The BBC is launching a talent show to find a new presenter for Blue Peter.
CBBC’s Dick and Dom will host the search for someone to join the present team of Barney Harwood and Helen Skelton. Contenders will have to win their way through a series of challenges to reach the final, where the winners will be chosen by CBBC’s audience.
More and more of our students are signing up for the Lincoln Award – a great scheme to help them think about all those extra-curricular things which could be of use when looking for a career and/or further study. If you are interested, just contact Jess Shields – firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the scheme can be found here. Continue reading →
If you have not yet discovered it, have a long look at the BBC Academy website, and in particular the College of Production. There is a wealth of useful information about working in broadcasting, and not just in the BBC.