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We are hiring. And we need someone special to get involved. Is it you?

We need a technologist / creative with an eye for the aesthetic, a fearlessness of software and a desire to engage with social media.

We need someone to join our team here at Living Spirit Pictures and the London Screenwriters Festival. And to start pretty much right away.

So what would you be doing? First off, we are a collaborative group who move quickly, so you would be expected to join in at whatever is needed, but that would mainly mean online tech, design, implementation, maintenance and updating..

From creating new sites with WordPress, working with HTML / CSS, updating and maintaining our existing CMS sites, as well as random Photoshop work, and exploring new tech as and when it arises. If you have an eye for editing and sound work too, we will take advantage of that also!

If you live in West London, even better as we work out of Ealing Studios.

Contract? Well we can talk about that but it won’t be great to start with, but there will be clear bumps over the next year should all go to the master plan. Plus access to all our events.

So does this sound like you? There will be lots of challenges, opportunities to solve problems and the chance to be part of a dynamic and exciting team.


Email a short bio and links to your work to om 


Are you a creative entrepreneur who wants to start up your own business? Read on .

We wanted to remind you thatthe Fast Track 2011 deadline forapplications is24:00 this Friday 29 July 2011.

Fast Track offers:

·         support to creativeentrepreneurs with innovative business ideas

·         support to develop an investment-ready business plan over a 5 week period

·         the opportunity to pitch for up to £10,000. 

You can signpost clients to what Fast Track offers and the criteria for applications by visiting thStarter for 6 pages of our website. If you have a client that is interested in applying, call the Enquiry Line on 0844 544 9990 and ask for Claire Doohan.

Many thanks and best wishes,

David, Sally and Claire
Starter for 6 Team


Cultural Enterprise Office

50 Bell St

Merchant City


G1 1LQ

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This is your chance to gain a TV internship with one of the UK’s leading production companies, Shine TV. 

Shine TV produce hit TV shows such as Masterchef, Got To Dance, The Magicians, The Biggest Loser and drama Merlin, and now they are looking for new talent to join their creative team. (Make sure you research the company, and what they produce!)

They are hoping to find talented people to join their Development Teams, in London and Manchester, initially for a 3 month paid internship ( pro rata equivalent to £25K per annum.)

You’ll be part of the team responsible for creating next year’s most talked about TV shows, so you’ll need to be inventive, enthusiastic, hard working and obsessed with TV.

Please submit the following to Charles Wilde at Skillset ():

** Your CV

** Three creative, original ideas: one for a Saturday Night Entertainment show; one for a quiz show and one for a mainstream, primetime features show. 

Important: Each proposal should include ideas for how the show might be supported on platforms other than TV (online, phone apps etc) 

Deadline for application is Friday 12th August 2011.

You recognise that:

(i)                  each and every concept, format, design, structure, character, idea, scene, plot, and/or other similar element contained in your submission may be similar to other elements and/or formats which Shine TV Limited (and/or its associated companies) (“Shine”) is contemplating or in the process of developing and/or commercially exploiting; and

(ii)                Shine has not, prior to submission of your application, read, examined and/or reviewed your submission. 

Accordingly, you agree not to assert or attempt to assert any claim against Shine at any time in respect of the use by Shine or any third party, commercial or otherwise, of similar material, elements and/or formats to your submission in any part of the world and in any medium.

Charles Wilde

HEFCE Project Co-ordinator 

Skillset | Focus Point | 21 Caledonian Road | London | N1 9GB
T: 020 7713 9836 | F: 020 7713 9801 | E: | W:
Follow us on Twitter: @skillsetssc

Write Camera Action is a Glasgow based cooperative Film Making Resource. If you want to be creative, hang out with creative people. My thanks to Linda Campbell for the following.

WCA Reminder – Monday 25th July – 5 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)
Screening on Friday 29th July – WCA presents Lights, Camera Action! Screening on Friday 29th July 8 – 9.30 p.m. £5 incl Dancers, screening, Q & A with cast/crew and networking afterwards. WCA is non=profit and money raised from Fridays event goes to marketing or further episodes.

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 you’d be mad to miss! 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 WCA or contact Linda at asap. Supported by CCA, screening in CCA Theatre plus a Q & A with cast and crew and surprises on the night!
Call to members to support Fridays screening – You can purchase tickets at WCA for the event or reserve to purchase on Friday. Support us to support Home Grown and keep the ethos of WCA alive and kicking – The next screening could be yours!

Here’s an opportunity that might interest some of you interested in developing your screenwriting skills. . Apulia Film Commission in Italy is running a workshop for young scriptwriters form the Euro-Mediterranean area in October.  The details are below:

Apulia Film Commission, aims at promoting initiatives for TV and film production and audiovisual training.
We have launched Apulia Audiovisual Workshop – Pugliexperience 2011 selection call, an international workshop in scriptwriting addressed to 16 scriptwriters from Euro-Mediterranean area.

PugliaExperience 2011 is the itinerant three weeks workshop in screenwriting, whose aim is to attract professionals in audiovisual narration and to inspire scripts set in Puglia.
It is held by Amedeo D’Adamo, scriptwriter and independent director and founder of the Los Angeles Film School, and assisted by the producer Nevina Satta.

The workshop will take place from October 2nd to October 21st 2011 and is structured in frontal lesson, location scouting, individual modules and a session of pitching where each of the sixteen participants will meet international film producers.
At the end of it, the Apulia Film Commission will select one of the stories created during the workshop and offer a 10.000 euros contract to develop the screenplay.

Please note that the workshop is completely free (travel, accommodation and meals costs will be covered by our Foundation) and entirely held in English.
The deadline for submitting applications is the 5th August, but I can anticipate you that we are going to extend it to the 12th August.
Find attached a copy of the call and the application form. They are also available on the section “PugliaExperience” of our website
I ask you to circulate this information among everyone you think could be interested in it.

For any other information or contact  Antonella Lopopolo

Antonella Lopopolo
Staff Puglia Experience
Fondazione Apulia Film Commission
c/o Fiera del Levante
Lungomare Starita 1
70132 – Bari
ph:+39 080 975 29 00
fax: +39 080 9147464

CAMEO role required to play mean Estate Agent, white male, age range approx 21-25 - Sunday 17th July, afternoon Glasgow Charing Cross.  This is a part in the 2nd production of the winning scripts by Write Camera Action   initiatives.  Travel and lunch, showreel delivered. Contact Linda   preferably with headshot 

John Rae at Lenshead film school is producing a cracking short film over the Summer, and is sourcing TWO PRINCIPAL ACTORS from Write Camera Action . Please state you are a participant of WCA when applying.  Hannah, 40 approx, playing Mother to 15 yr old Amy, and Malcolm, Doctor/pyschiatrist, 43 approx.  Apply directly to Producer for audition and to request script.    

 See attached info for PAID eXtra work Thurs/Frid 14/15th July and get in touch with Ryan at – this will be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to see a bbc drama in production. 
 Places going quick so get on it now!

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I shot this on my iPhone today in Ayr Town Hall . Apologies for the quality. Congratulations to all our Performance Students .


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