Making Peace With The Feast Or Famine Of Freelancing
The feast or famine merry-go-round of freelancing can certainly be damaging to our bank accounts but more importantly it can deeply affect our self worth and mental health.
Coronavirus basic awareness on production training
This online learning module and assessment test from ScreenSkills are designed specifically for freelancers/crew working in physical production in the film and high-end TV industries. Although we hope the learning will also be broadlyRead more
Online training and masterclasses from 25 – 31 May
As the industry-body for the UK’s screen industries, ScreenSkills stands in solidarity with the workforce and is here to support you through these challenging times. Training is currently only available online, but this is under constant review. Please check out our directory to see what is available now.Read more
Family celebrate Bristol aunt's 100th birthday by renting a cherry picker to...
A woman from Bristol got a big surprise when her family turned up to celebrate her 100th birthday on a cherry picker. Winifred Cleaver is shielding inside her Henbury flat because of coronavirus, so her nephew went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that she would not be alone on her special day.Read more
UK broadcasters join forces
ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead.Read more
ScreenSkills Select students to benefit from industry support
Creatives and crew from award-winning UK film, animation and television are using the Covid-19 production hiatus to support training in universities and colleges.Read more
The Nest is BBC’s biggest new drama launch of the year
The Nest launched with an impressive average of 9 million viewers, making it the biggest new BBC drama launch of the year so far. All3 International has sold the series to AMC-owned Acorn in the USA and to several other territories.Read more
Time to feel good again
It's been tough, very, it's still tough. Things are starting to happen with extra care and attention paid to keeping everyone safe. Best wishes to you all going forward, be careful but be creative again, so many great talented people out there! If the link works, I hope this makes you smile and feel good in the same it does for me. Coolio Paul of Talentbases.
How To Watch Danish Crime Drama 'DNA' In The UK
I'm a huge fan of true crime documentaries and fictional thrillers, and now that I've watched all that the UK and U.S. have to offer in both realms, I'm looking to some of Scandinavia's hit shows.Read more
Hello fellow freelancers, how you doing?
Times are tough right now, and the future sure seems uncertain. Here are some tips on how you can go about finding freelance work when the TV production fully awakens soon. Update your CV, add some of your recent credits, make sure your job title details are up to date. Make sure your mobile phone number is up to date along with other contact details. Doing any of these bumps you up search results on Talentbases. It's where you need to be. Best wishes going forward.Read more
BBC One’s Celebrity MasterChef serves up line-up for summer 2020
This summer is set to get even hotter when the who’s who of drama, music, sport and show business will battle it out to become Celebrity MasterChef 2020, as the ever-popular series produced by Shine TV, returns to prime-time BBC One, it was announced today (MON).Read more
Online training and masterclasses from 6 – 12 July
As the industry-body for the UK’s screen industries ScreenSkills stands in solidarity with the workforce and is here to support you through these challenging times.Read more
One of the greatest influences on my life! Who could it be?
The BBC Is Streaming Classic Glastonbury Performances To Ease The Pain Of 2020's CancellationRead more
How interactive audio games are spreading public health messages.
In the global south, a new mobile game based on “choose-your-own-adventure” stories is putting people's knowledge of Covid-19 to the test to help prevent infections You meet a friend on the street. He holds out his hand. Should you shake it, or avoid contact?Read more
Lucy Bedford Announced as Head of Drama for Tiger Aspect
Lucy Bedford has been appointed as Head of Drama for leading independent producer Tiger Aspect (part of the Endemol Shine group). Lucy is a highly experienced drama executive with a raft of high-profile credits to her name including The Good Karma Hospital (Tiger Aspect for ITV, series 2 & 3), Life in Squares (Ecosse Films/Tiger Aspect for BBC 2) and Mistresses (Ecosse Films for BBC 1, series 1-3).Read more