BAFTA hosts television careers event for young people
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced yesterday that they are hosting a day long careers event for aspiring TV entrants entitled BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next on 10thMay in London. Bookings are now open. The event aims to support young people and emerging talent in establishing a career in television. It will give them access to an array of industry professionals to improve their knowledge and provide them with links to the world of television. BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next will feature interviews, masterclasses, panel discussions and networking with leading TV industry professionals including Tim Hinks, President of Endemol, the makers of The Million Pound Drop Live, Big Brother, Ripper Street and Black Mirror. Anne Morrison, Chair of BAFTA’s Learning and Events committee, said: “Generation Next is a day for anyone who has ever considered a career in TV, whether they are already on the first rung of the ladder, or are still exploring what options might be available to them. “We aim to de-mystify the structure of the industry, bust some myths, and also examine the reality of working in this challenging and exciting area. By hearing from, and speaking to, professionals in a variety of roles, we hope that delegates leave armed with greater confidence and a wealth of new contacts.” For those who can’t make the event, additional material, including exclusive interviews with the speakers, will be published on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel, after the event. Tickets for BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next cost £30. BAFTA is also providing 20 free student bursary places (including travel expenses for 10 students living outside of London). To book tickets or apply for a bursary, visit BAFTA’s website.