Discover a creative future. Jumpin2media.com has been created for young people thinking about a career in the media industry.
You can read about different areas of media production and then plan your next move!
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Figure out what you want to do
TV has a tendency of putting people into boxes so really ask yourself which genre you'd like to work in. It's not unheard of to move from, say, Documentaries into Sport or Drama into Kids TV but it's harder to do than you might think.
Always carry Two Pens
Actors/Presenters have a tendency to 'borrow' one for script tweaks. Either that or they really like stationery and are shameless in their pursuit of it.
Make yourself indispensable
If you can't do that, make yourself likeable.
I started as a Runner working for Reel Life Television. My background was very un-TV but I did lots of things in my own time that showed my passion for programme making.
I wrote sketches, ran a comedy night, learnt how to edit and was lucky enough to do some freelance journalism.
Moving from Factual TV into Entertainment/Comedy when I was a Researcher - I immediately felt like a pig in the proverbial.
This came about from a link-up via a Writer friend who had heard there were openings at the BBC. I applied and got the job. A classic case of being in the right place at the right time.
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