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. E-mail Justin Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Access is dedicated to recruiting BAME talent in the creative industries. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded with the single purpose of providing young BAME people paid training opportunities in creative companies and supporting them into full time employment. As well as recruiting, training and supporting interns, Creative Access’ can advertise company vacancies on the Creative Access website and also runs diversity training for employers. For further information on intern and alumni recruitment, advertising roles or employer training please e-mail email@example.com.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
The Leonard Cheshire Disability Organisation helps disabled people get a career in mainstream media; to broaden the positive influence that people with a disability have in deciding how their lives and circumstances are portrayed in the media. Leonard Cheshire Disability run a programme of summer internships called Change 100 once a year, where they aim to unlock the untapped potential of students and graduates with disabilities. It gives organisations access to a talent pool bursting with ability, creativity and insight. To advertise opportunities within your organisation, please call Chris or Suzy on 020 3242 0419 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loving Your Work
Loving Your Work is an online private Facebook group for TV and Film employers to post paid jobs and for experienced TV and Film professionals. Entry-level opportunities can also be advertised here. Join the group to advertise an opportunity.
Mama Youth Project
The MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people aged between 18-25 years with the skills and experience necessary to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. With particular focus on young people from under-represented groups, Mama Youth empower their trainees by teaching them the relevant skills to film the Sky Arts TV series, What’s Up as part of their training. So, if you’re looking for runners, junior researchers and people with an understanding of camera kit, e-mail– email@example.com to advertise an opportunity.
Mandy.com is an online portal for TV & Film creatives to advertise job opportunities of all levels, including actors, production crew and on-screen talent. Register to access the database and to advertise an opportunity.
The UK’s leading communications charity, works with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard. The Media Trust also provide skills-based training opportunities for young people in addition to a six-week mentoring programme with industry professionals, with a view to equip them with the skills needed to kick-start their careers. E-mail RobB@mediatrust.org and JasmineD@mediatrust.org to advertise an opportunity.
My First Job In Film
My First Job In Film is home to the largest community of new filmmaking talent in the UK. They advise and guide their members using the latest film industry career guides, CV advice and case studies and also provide them with good quality, entry-level job opportunities including runner jobs, paid internships, assistant roles and junior positions across all departments. To find out more about their work, to advertise a film course, or to tell members about a job opportunity, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Production Base is an online industry database and community for freelancers and production companies to connect. Register to access the talent database and to advertise an opportunity.
Project Noir is a diverse, creative online Facebook group that includes writers, presenters, film crew and photographers which circulates job opportunities including entry-level positions amongst the network to support BAME creatives looking for work in the UK Film & TV industry. E-mail email@example.com to advertise an opportunity.
Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme
The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme helps new entrants in craft and technical roles in HETV drama and film develop the core freelance skills they need to successfully navigate their first few years in the industry. Trainees include those from a range of underrepresented backgrounds including BAME, women in technical roles, disability and socioeconomic background. More experienced trainees and assistants are represented by the Sara Putt Associates diary service whilst on the scheme and their CVs can be found here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access to more diverse junior entry level crew who are looking for their first role.
Scene TV is an online platform which promotes diversity and challenges everyday perceptions, for those who are already working in TV or pursuing a career in the industry. It’s a popular go-to website for young creatives to read discussion pieces on relevant industry news and also showcases job opportunities and events. Email email@example.com to advertise an opportunity.
The British Blacklist
The British Blacklist is the UK’s only database of Black, British talent comprising of presenters, producers, writers and directors. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to advertise an opportunity.
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 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 email@example.com 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 from the world of TV, film, digital, corporates and commercials should contact The Unit List directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to advertise an opportunity.
Trainee Finder database on Hiive helps Indies source the brightest new talent in Film and TV. Production companies can easily find motivated and enthusiastic trainees via the user-friendly database. Trainee Finder is open to producers of feature films, high-end TV drama, non-high-end drama or scripted comedy, animation and live-action children's programmes. Register first to access the talent database, and to advertise an opportunity e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Careers Fairs are also a fantastic way to meet young people including recent graduates keen to start their career within the media industry.
RTS Futures Careers Fair
The Royal Television Society runs an annual Careers Fair for young people interested in working in Film and TV. You can enquire into having a presence at the event by contacting the RTS.
Approaching universities directly to advertise roles within your company is also recommended, to capture new talent before they graduate. Here are a selection of institutions to contact to advertise opportunities:
To maximise your outreach in finding new, diverse talent we would encourage you to broaden your search through advertising available roles in the ethnic press, in addition to traditional media outlets.
Here are some suggested websites and publications to support your media outreach:
All Together NOW!
Asian World News
BBC Asian Network
Disability Arts Online
Disabled & Supportive Carer
Disability Review Magazine
Learning Disability Today
New African Woman
The Asian Today
The Asian Express
The Muslim News
The New Black Magazine
The Voice (UK)