Looking for experienced producers and finding skilled APs and PDs can be rather daunting, especially if you do not have an in-house talent management team.
To help you with your search, here are some useful links to a range of networks where you can advertise roles within your organisation and view thousands of potential crew member profiles, with access to contact potential candidates directly.
104 Films make British feature films for a global audience. Using the world leaders in disability and disadvantaged cinema to create a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front and behind the camera. To advertise opportunities within your organisation please e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAFTA run a professional network and masterclass programme, designed to connect emerging 'below the line’ talent to BAFTA-winners and nominees. The BAFTA crew candidates are already working in the industry, with two or more broadcast or feature credits and are often of mid-senior level from Editing, Camera, Sound (production and post), Art Department, Costume, Hair and Make-up, Editing, VFX and Production Management departments. To get in contact with any of the BAFTA crew, please e-mail – BAFTAcrew@bafta.org.
The BBC Extend Hub
The BBC’s Extend Hub is similar to the BBC Careers Hub but is a specialised recruitment portal exclusively for disabled people. The hub is to provide a whole range of opportunities: from entry level apprentice and trainee schemes to work experience placements and generic BBC roles within BBC divisions nationwide. To discuss opportunities with some of the trainees please e-mail email@example.com and the team will respond recommending potential candidates.
Creative Skillset Series Producer Programme
The Creative Skillset Series Producer programme is a one year long programme designed for experienced and established Producers /Directors with at least three years' experience at PD level across a range of programming or new Series Producers. Candiates have a strong track record in factual, features, factual entertainment, specialist factual, comedy entertainment or entertainment departments. To access the full directory of delegates please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established Network is a free professional service for experienced crew across all departments and throughout the UK. The platform has been designed to support productions with finding experienced and skilled film industry professionals quickly and easily, using recommendations and references. Members have to meet minimum experience requirements and everyone who signs up to the network will have their credits verified to ensure a high level of crew quality. To find out more about the service, or to tell them about a job opportunity, please e-mail email@example.com.
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Film and TV Pro UK is an online database which consist of Film and TV industry news, resources, events, networking tools and a jobs board to post job opportunities. To post jobs as an employer, first register for an account and then to advertise an opportunity e-mail via the online form or call 020 3372 5870.
Loving Your Work
Loving Your Work is an online private Facebook group for TV and Film employers to post paid jobs for experienced TV and Film professionals. To advertise an opportunity within your organisation, you will need to join the group.
No Password Required
No Password Required aims to improve access into the Media Industries for under-represented groups by bridging the gap between individuals, training providers and employers. They provide a free social media portal that offers a safe space for newcomers to find opportunities and for employers to tap into a currently unavailable work force.
Media parents is a website and organisation which aims to pull all the short term, regular hours, job share and part time jobs in media into one place, to help freelance working parents or anyone who wants to work flexibly to balance the demands of media and other commitments, and to make it easier for employers to find this highly skilled and experienced part of the media workforce. To advertise an opportunity within your company for free, please e-mail via this online form.
Production Base is the UK's leading digital publication and network for freelancers working in TV, film, theatre, radio and commercial production. As members of this exclusive community, users gain access to hundreds of unique job opportunities on a weekly basis, and can showcase their profile & showreel to all the leading production companies and broadcasters. Employers regularly search Production Base's extensive database of freelancers and/or post positions directly onto their jobs board. To advertise an opportunity within your organisation and to view the talent database, you will need to join the group.
Project Noir is a diverse, creative online Facebook group that includes writers, presenters, film crew and photographers which circulates job opportunities of all positions amongst the network to support BAME creatives looking for work in the UK Film & TV industry. To advertise an opportunity within your organisation, you will need to join group the by e-mailing – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Searchlight are industry specialists when it comes to accessing talent from the Broadcast, Film and Digital sectors. With a database of over 30,000 contacts, the experienced Searchlight team will shortlist a selection of mid-senior level freelancers and/or full-time candidates for interview on your businesses behalf. To advertise an opportunity within your organisation please call 0207 856 9269 or e-mail email@example.com.
Talent Bases is a huge database of over 35,000 freelancers which many popular indies have already signed up to. The database not only allows you to advertise available opportunities within your organisation for free, but it also enables you to track applicants, build and create your own production team lists and make multi-level diversity reports as well. To advertise an opportunity within your organisation, register your company via the website to get started.
The British Blacklist
The British Blacklist is the UK’s only database of BAME, British talent comprising of presenters, producers, writers and directors of all levels, which allows you to search the database and read online talent profiles. The British Blacklist website includes an online jobs board. If you would like to advertise an opportunity within your organisation with them, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over 6,000 members including Oscar and BAFTA winning talent, thecallsheet.co.uk contains a jobs board and online database of over 80,000 productions, people and companies. It is free to post jobs to their experienced and professional membership by e-mailing email@example.com. Founder Matt Gallagher has been involved with the CDN's drive for inclusivity and can help you find both established and emerging diverse talent.
The Talent Manager
The Talent Manager is an online service that helps Indies and Broadcasters manage their own selected networks of people. Indies can post job opportunities and contact freelancers directly through the site. Register directly to advertise an opportunity.
The TV Collective
With over 40,000 members, the TV Collective provides access to the latest industry news, events, and development, training, networking and job opportunities at all levels, aimed at improving diversity within the industry. From runners to directors, the TV Collective has an extensive database of members which you can leverage to advertise the roles you are looking to fill. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to advertise an opportunity.
The Unit List
The Unit List is an online talent database which advertises paid production roles for all levels across the media industry in addition to providing helpful, downloadable industry tips and general advice. Production companies looking to recruit talented freelancers for TV, film, digital, corporates and commercials should contact The Unit List directly by e-mailing email@example.com to advertise an opportunity.
Women in Film and Television (UK)
WFTV is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media. They have a jobs board in the members' area of their website and also advertise paid positions at all levels via their weekly newsletter and social media channels. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh Voices UK presents the work of experienced BAME writers to an invited industry audience in order to demonstrate a wider perspective. Not only of Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic stories and lives, or the ‘black’ experience, but the human condition. Fresh Voices also run a variety of writer’s courses in collaboration with The London Film School to promote new, diverse stories being told to a mainstream audience. To advertise writers' roles, e-mail email@example.com.
WriterSlam is an initiative run by the Triforce Creative Network which seeks to find five new, diverse writers who will have their work showcased in front of an industry panel and win a paid development commission. To advertise writers' roles among the pool of WriterSlam alumni e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.