CAREERS IN... Film, TV and Photography

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Careers Info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

Creative Skillset – Contains useful career information for working in different creative sectors, including detailed sections on Film, Television and Photography.

The Association of Photographers – has a dedicated student section with information on work experience, contacts, and selling your work (subscription required).

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) – The latest film, television and video games news, events and awards information.

British Film Institute (BFI)BFI promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain’s rich film and television heritage and culture.

Film Agency for Wales – Development agency for the film industry in Wales.

Jobs and Work Experience

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Prospects – Search job vacancies – Graduate jobs.

4Talent – Internship and work experience opportunities at Channel 4.

BBC – Search for jobs and work experience opportunities at the BBC.

BBC Production Talent Pool – One of the main entry routes into production based roles across TV, Radio and Online at the BBC.

Boomerang – Programme production, post-production services, television facilities, talent management.

British Journal of Photography – lists photography vacancies.

Endemol UK – Producer of entertainment formats for the worldwide market. Offer work experience and job opportunities.

Channel 4 – Opportunities at Channel 4.

Five – Internship and Job opportunities.

Freelance Video Collective – A network for professionals in the Video, TV & Film industry. Search our directory to find the best freelance talent or freelance video production jobs.

Grapevine Jobs – A website exclusively for advertising jobs in and around broadcast, film and music.

Green Bay – Cardiff based media production company.

HIT Entertainment – Program distributor specializing in young children’s entertainment with headquarters in the UK.

ITV Jobs – Work placements and graduate opportunities with ITV

Indus Films – Documentary Film Maker.

Media Jobs London – This is a Twitter feed for Media jobs in London. Very Useful (if you want work in London)

Campaign Jobs – Jobs board for Media Sales and Publishing professionals.

People Per Hour – Every day thousands of small businesses use this site to hire top talent remotely for small projects or a few hours per week.

Photoassist – Register on the Assistants database if you’re an assistant or photographer looking for work. Also lists photography assistant and photography vacancies.

Production Base – Television and Film Recruitment.

Skeleton Productions: A UK based video production company that uses a 3,000 strong filmmaker network to fulfil client work.

Sky – Digital pay television platform and a broadcaster of sports, movies, entertainment and news. Broadcast and Entertainment opportunities at Sky.

Tiger Aspect – Independent television producers.

Tinopolis – International Media producer and distributor based in Carmarthenshire.

True North Productions – One of the UK’s independent production companies.

Zodiak Media – Independent television production company.


Wiki Festivals Volunteering – Festival Jobs and Volunteering opportunities.

For general volunteering opportunities visit the Volunteering section of the Careers Website.

Employer Directories

4rfv – Film, Television, Video Directory – UK /International.

BECTUBECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas. Includes ‘Crewbus’ where you can search for people working within the creative industries.

British Institute of Professional Photographers The official qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK. Also includes a Photographer Directory.

Le Book – The who’s who of the creative industries – searchable database covering a variety of sectors. – Includes a searchable Photographer database.

Producers Alliance for Cinema & TV – The UK trade association for independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies.

Wales Screen Commission – Offers an online database for freelance crew, facility and production companies based in Wales. (Search in 'General Services’)

The Knowledge – A free searchable database containing companies & services, including crew operating in the British film, TV, commercial and video production community.

Mandy’s International Film & Television Production Directory – Film TV Broadcast Production resource.

Masters Photographers Association – Trade body exclusively for professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographers.

MediaUK – MediaUK is a comprehensive directory of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine companies.

Related media and Docs

Career Player – The TV and media industry

Guardian Careers Video – TV: Series producer — The Bill

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – New roles in journalism and how to get them.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Creative Arts and Culture – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Media – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

Arts, creative arts and humanities – 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.