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BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next

4 March 2014
Event: BAFTA TV Forum: Generation NextDate: Sat 9 May 2015Venue: BAFTA. 195 Piccadilly-Session: CAREER FORUMBAFTA/Jamie Simonds

Generation Next is a day long event aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in television.

Who can attend?
Aimed at those with six months to three years experience in any industry area, across production, craft, creative and business e.g. runners, researchers, APs, production assistants, broadcast assistants, junior role at media content companies. We ask for a minimum of one paid professional/industry credit which can include work placements. To ensure you get the most from the day as a delegate, we will be canvassing CVs before offering you a booking link.

BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next London, is designed to benefit those who have already taken their first steps in television, have some experience under their belt and now want to find out more about how the industry works. At the end of the day, delegates will have a unique insight into and understanding of the TV industry, have made some great contacts and be able to progress their TV journey. We aim to provide attendees with the opportunity to think about skills development and ambitions, to network with peers and a host of industry professionals.

Why should I attend?
• Access to insight from BAFTA winning or nominated talent
• Honest advice about how to progress in the industry, how to hone your skills and where they are best suited
• A chance to book a one-on-one career development/CV clinic with a broadcast or indie Talent Manager or an Executive Producer, across a range of genres, of your choice
• A chance to evaluate your career surrounded by like-minded individuals with drive and ambition

It is a packed day of masterclasses, panels, Q&As and unrivalled networking opportunities, providing a better understanding of how to fit into the industry and how to grow. Want to step up to be a researcher, an AP or to direct your first piece? Keen to get your first script noticed or hone your development skills? If you’re driven, passionate and curious about television, then Generation Next is here to help you.

Key Focuses:

  • Industry and production insight – business and craft insight from creative and technical talent
  • Skills Development – how to develop and hone your skills for life in production and broadcasting
  • Career Development - advice from decision makers and CV experts on different areas of the industry to give you the inside track on how to build your career

Generation Next 2015

In 2015 the programme covered non scripted genres – features, factual entertainment, entertainment, documentary, factual and current affairs. The sessions in 2015 were pitched at a higher level to those in previous years; so that delegates’ focus of the day would be career evaluation and professional development.

Catch up with this year's sessions

The day in pictures...

What our delegates had to say…

“Fascinating stories from directors and was amazing to meet such a bigwig in Endemol.”

“The creative dream were very informative. It felt like a crash course in development. Really good.”

“Access all areas : amazing speakers with some fascinating stories to tell!”

“It was a really inspiring day, to get to hear so many brilliant professionals speak in such a short space of time!”

“The Creative Dream Team was a stand out for me - the interactivity and hands-on work was great, and the team were brilliant.”

“Charlotte Moore's talk was also extremely insightful and honest - v inspiring.”

“I really enjoyed the ‘How to Survive Working in Television’ session that gave us the harsh truth when answering our questions. This is what we need because it isn't all rainbows and sunshine in the industry.”

“I think the Gogglebox session was the most entertaining and informative. Since it is such a unique format I think everyone benefited from seeing how they thought outside the box - not just with the idea but with casting, production, etc.”

“Personally, I think the career clinic was the most worthwhile aspect of the day for me . It was incredibly useful to have an objective opinion about my CV, previous experience and future career prospects.”

“‘How to be a Top Researcher’ was incredibly inspiring, mainly because Joe and Hannah, the AP's who were invited to speak, were so good and worked in such interesting areas of TV.”

“My favourite was the production management session, really helpful and made me want to move forward in that career path.”

Generation Next 2014

Find out more about the events in 2014 which took place in both London and Salford:

Generation Next 2013

Find out more about the 2013 event:

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