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This is a pdf of the presentation which my colleague John Quinn and I will be giving at the University Of The West Of Scotland’s Learning and Teaching Conference in Hamilton, on Thurs 23rd June, 2011.
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  Thanks to Linda Campbell for the following details of Write Camera Action June Dates.
WCA Reminder – Monday 20th June - 4 great scripts being workshopped plus the popular improv sessions.  Register between 6-6.50 for a prompt 7 p.m. start £5 incl refreshment. Come along, be part of the madness, network, and have a great night!  (Writing samples not accepted on a workshop night – email Linda for submission guidelines)

What Katie did next = CONGRATS KATIE WHITE!  for winning the 48 Hour Film Project!!!  Vote on Shooting People to get her onto the leader board for film of the month. Katie delighted to be able to share something she’s proud of with all her friends at WCA!  <

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WCA presents Lights, Camera Action!  Friday 29th July 8 – 9.30 p.m.

50 tickets available to WCA:  WCA proudly hosts a public screening of the first ever independent Asian comedy sitcom pilot to be made in the UK.  ‘Lights, Camera, Action! ‘premiered to a fantastic response at our 1st Screenings and Awards night bagging two awards for best actor and best editing.  Producer Sarmed Mizra and Director Ifty Khar, have created an innovative, hilarious and high quality production and you’d be mad to miss it! Synopsis: Two filmmakers in search of a heroine cross paths with a femme fatale who promises to be more trouble than running into a bunch of zombies. purchase tickets on the night of June WCA and/or contact Linda asap to reserve.  Supported by CCA, screening in CCA Theatre plus a Q & A with cast and crew and surprises on the night!

 Call for EXTRAS for World War Z (Brad Pitt movie) at this link  http://www.castingcollective.co.uk/new-artistes/urgent-castings/  See attached document for more detailed info on casting requirements and dates. This is a high budget feature so the extra work is well paid ;) )

video edited by our Gary Cullen – at Kelvingrove Art Gallery now until 2nd July 10 am – 5 pm – Go see Garys work in support of the Refugee week showcasing refugees in Scotland making a difference!


Investing in Producing Skills

Producer Placement Programme

 

This placement programme is designed for those workingacross the range of producing roles in theatre or dance fromcreative and commercial producers to project and general managers

 

Funded by Creative Scotland, the Producer Placement Programme focuses upon the professional development of individual practitioners and will support them to undertake bespoke CPD opportunities with established producers from the subsidised and commercial sectors across the world.

 

Applicants may come from a range of producing backgrounds from creative and commercial producing to project and general management. Priority will be given to established producers, although emerging producers will not be precluded.  This programme is flexible in its structure, allowing producers to apply for specific projects directly related to their own personal development needs.

 

Programme Objectives

To strengthen the producing skills of Scottish theatre and dancepractitioners

To build relationships between Scottish producers and their contemporaries across the globe

To give producers the opportunity to work across the commercial and subsidised sectors

To allow producers space to research and develop practice andideas

 

The programme will operate as a partnership between the proposed Placement Producer and the hosting producerany submission to the programme must be jointly developed.

 

We envisage that successful proposals will involve the execution of a producing project and that the bursaried producer will be supported, taught and mentored by their host for the duration of the placement.We appreciate that the specific nature and responsibilities of eachproject will vary and will be negotiated between the participant and the host prior to application.  

 

FST is providing no fixed job description however applications are expected to demonstrate the key elements described below.

 

A producer and host should be able to work together for the equivalent of a minimum of three and maximum of 12 weeks (full time equivalent)Weeks need not be consecutive. FST invites participants and host companies to submit outlines of working models which best meet the programme objectives.

 

A host can be freelance or company-based and can be in Scotland, the rest of the UK or working internationally. FST would be happy to accept applications for producers to carry out placements across a number of host organisations. Hosts can be funded on any basis including Foundation companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Specification and Application process

 

FST invites joint proposals from the potential producer placement and their host.

 

Applications should be in the form of a written application, up to a maximum of 2 sides of A4. Other relevant supporting information, such as a CV and information on the host organisation should be additional to this.

 

Applications should demonstrate:

 

The Placement Producer’s commitment to Scottish theatre or dance, identified by producing experience.

A clear rationale for the partnership expressing why the Host andPlacement Producer have chosen to work together. We expect a statement outlining this from both parties.

An articulation of how the relationship will extend the PlacementProducer’s knowledge of producing skills and methods and a clear concept of how this will benefit their professional development and advance Scottish theatre or dance.

A statement about why undertaking this bursary with this particular host is a clear expansion of the experience for the Placement Producer.

A clear outline of how the host will integrate the Placement Producer into the producing and creative process, guaranteeing a high quality learning experience through the execution of a producing project.

An articulation of how the Placement Producer will be supported during the placement including supervision and coaching/mentoring.

That the infrastructure of the host, or structures arranged for the placement, is such that the Placement Producer will be in a supported role and not the main producer on any producing projectproposed in the placement.

A full budget, including travel and accommodation expenses, incorporating the weekly bursary stipend of £350 and the 15% contribution from the host to the overall budget (including expenses).

 

Whilst we recognise that having a Placement Producer is beneficial for the host please note that the key aim of this programme is to ensure an effective learning experience for the individual. The application should clearly outline what the key areas of development will be, why this is the right environment/partnership to ensure this development, and how the individual will be supported throughout.  

 

Assessment

Applications will be selected by a panel of experts, who will evaluate each application against the criteria and defined expectations of both the Placement Producer and host.

 

Bursaries

Hosts will be expected to make a commitment of 15% of the total bursary cost (£52.50 with an FST contribution of £297.50 per week)plus 15% of the total expensesA bursary will be paid at a stipend of £350 per week for the duration of their project, which can run for the equivalent of 3 – 12 weeks full time.

 

In addition to this, the successful applicants will be awardedreasonable travel and accommodation expenses to facilitate their project as appropriate (15% of which will be contributed by the host company).

 

Producers employed fulltime in Foundation and Flexibly funded companies are eligible to participate. FST will award travel and accommodation expenses and a bursary where need can be demonstrated. FST would welcome applications for individuals to carry out placements in these organisations.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation:

A joint evaluation should be submitted, which explores the benefits and outcomes of the partnership project against those outlined in the original application.

 

Closing dates

Round 1: 23rd September 2011

Round 2: 20th


Federation of Scottish Theatre

Assistant Director Bursary

 

Introduction

With funding from Creative Scotland and the Fenton Arts Trust, theAssistant Director Bursary is designed to nurture the professionalcreative development of individual artists by supporting a directorialattachment to an established Scottish theatre company.

 

This programme recognises that current theatre practice embraces a wide range of collaborative relationships which lead to the delivery of excellence. Therefore, FST welcomes applications from individuals who come from a background or experience other than that of a traditional director.  That is, we welcome applications from choreographers, dramaturges and designers etc who wish to develop their skills as professional theatre directors by undertaking a placement as an Assistant Director.

 

We hope that broadening the skills/experience background of potential applicants will enable a diversity of entry points to the scheme and simultaneously support the demands of current collaborative professional theatrical practice. It is however important to emphasise that the main objective of this bursary scheme is to develop the director as a creative artist and encourage the adoption of best practice.

Programme

The Assistant Director Bursary operates as a partnership between the proposed placement individual and the host theatre company, any submission to the programme must be jointly developed.

 

It is anticipated that the specific nature and responsibilities of each agreement will vary and will be negotiated between the participant and the company prior to application. There is a project specification provided below outlining the key elements the programme will be seeking from potential applications.

 

company and the assistant can apply to work together for aminimum of 3 and maximum of 12 weeks full time equivalent. Weeks need not be consecutive.

 

Project Specification

The FST seeks a joint proposal from the potential assistant and their host company.  This proposal should be in the form of a written application, up to a maximum of 2 sides of A4, which may be supported by additional information, such as applicant’s CV or any other relevant information (please try to keep to a minimum).

 

The application should include:

Evidence of assistant’s commitment to Scottish theatre, either through previous training or directing/designing/choreography/dramaturgy experience at an appropriate level

A strong rationale for the partnership expressing why they have chosen to work together, focus on the respective artistic and creative vision of both host and assistantWe expect a statement outlining this from both parties

A statement about why undertaking this bursary with this particularhost is a clear expansion of the experience of the assistant

A clear articulation of how the placement will extend theassistant’s knowledge of directing approaches and how this will benefit the professional development of the assistant.

A clear outline of how the host company will integrate the assistantinto the creative process

An articulation of how the assistant will be supported during the placement including supervision and coaching/mentoring

An imaginative and bold approach to building the relationship between the assistant and host

A budget incorporating the weekly bursary stipend of £275 and the 15% contribution (£41.25 per week) from the host

 

Whilst we recognise that having a creative assistant is beneficial for the host company please note that the key aim of this programme is to ensure an effective learning experience for the assistant. The application should clearly outline what the key areas of developmentwill be, why this is the right environment/partnership to ensure this development and how the assistant will be supported throughout.  

 

Selection Process

 

Closing dates

Round 1: 23rd September 2011

Round 2: 20th January 2012

 

Proposed placements should not start within 6 weeks of the closing date.

 

Productions must be completed by the end of March 2013.

 

panel comprising of industry professionals will evaluate all applications against the above criteria and select the successfulrecipients.

 

Funding

Successful applicants will receive bursary support from FST to enable them to concentrate fully on their creative learning experience.  Host companies will be expected to make a commitment of 15% of the total bursary cost and 100% of any expenses incurred. A bursary will be paid at a stipend of £275 per week. Travel expenses will not be covered by FST.

 

We do welcome applications from a range of creative practitioners at different stages of the professional career.  FST is committed to treating all candidates equally and is keen to increase the diversity of the Scottish theatre community. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation:

A joint evaluation should be submitted, which explores the benefits and outcomes of the partnership project against those outlined in the original application.

 

Application:

Please send your proposal to 

 

Please note that you should receive an email to acknowledge receipt.If you don’t receive this please call contact Kirsty on the number below.

 

If you have any queries, please call Kirsty Bailey on 0131 248 4842

FST Assistant Director Bursary

2011/12

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From: Kirsty Bailey [mailto:]
Sent: 10 June 2011 12:48
Subject: Assistant Director and Producer Placement Bursaries 2011.12



Dear all

FST is pleased to announce that we will be running another 2 rounds of the Assistant Director and Producer Placement Bursaries this year.



Assistant Director Bursary
With funding from Creative Scotland and the Fenton Arts Trust, the Assistant Director Bursary is designed to nurture the professional creative development of individual artists by supporting a directorial attachment to an established Scottish theatre company.



Producer Placement Programme

Funded by Creative Scotland, the Producer Placement Programme focuses upon the professional development of individual practitioners and will support them to undertake bespoke CPD opportunities through placements with established producers from the subsidised and commercial sectors across the world.



The closing dates for both programmes are23rd September 2011 and 20th January 2012.



Full details of both opportunities are attached and available on our websitehttp://www.scottishtheatres.com/professionaldevelopment.php


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Details of a short film being cast in Glasgow soon.

Stuart Hepburn

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WRITE CAMERA ACTION NEWS 

CONGRATULATIONS go to Cheryl Belcourt, the WCA Assistant Co-ordinator, who is now the  official WCA Script Editor.  Cheryl won the Best Screenwriter category at the  WCA Screenings & Awards night and has worked with the writers to develop both winning scripts from the WCA short script competition prior to production, and this alongside her personal commitments on other projects.  WCA are delighted to have her onboard and look forward to working on further scripts, projects and initiatives with Cheryl in the future Star

 Following on the fantastic popularity and success of both initiatives  launched last year, the 2nd WCA short script competition will open for submissions from Jan 2012, deadline March 2012 tbc and the next WCA Screenings & Awards night is scheduled later than this years, to September 2012 submissions details tbc.  These later dates are to allow time, not only for the volume of production WCA has undertaken to be completed, but for personal projects to get underway, and new initiatives to be developed – watch this space!  

 WCA is starting a Talent Bank that we can source when productions are getting underway.  The exact structure is currently being developed but there will be a credit rating as you get involved in projects so you can build up a portfolio of work with us.  Apart from skills WCA  will be looking for qualities such as reliability and initiative.  So, if you want to be listed on our Talent Bank, send Linda Campbell at your   c.v. or list of what you’ve done – from being an extra or runner right through to Principal Crew, what area you want to work in (this can be several) contact details of email and tel/mobile  Also if you have own equipment e.g. sound, make-up, transport etc or specialist skills e.g. set building, storyboarding etc then let us know.  AVAILIBILITY wether it’s weekends or through the week.  This especially applies to people who have already or are currently working with us - 

send Linda Campbell  details for the bank. 

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