|Industry:||Television and Film|
|Salary or training bursary:|
|Eligibility:||Positive Action Scheme|
|Apply by:||09/12/2020 - 23:59|
Script Editor Training – Paid Continued Professional Development
Calling all experienced development creatives in the industry who are People of Colour! Don't miss this chance to take part in a script editor training programme...
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes Sex Education, True Horror, Gap Year, The Enfield Haunting, Glue and Cast offs. In 2014 the Channel 4 Growth Fund invested in Eleven, making it the first drama production company to benefit from the £20m fund.
Eleven Films believe that in order for diverse representation to be meaningful, supported and sustainable, the editorial teams supporting them need to be equally diverse as the front-of-camera representation. As the TV landscape becomes ever more competitive, audiences are hungry to see themselves authentically reflected on-screen, and broadcasters must fight for every set of eyeballs. It is imperative then for content makers to represent the world that they are doing business in. The cost of not doing so is to become irrelevant. So, when it comes to creating believable depictions of the world, having a diverse creative team to help find and craft these stories is just as vital as who’s in front of the camera.
Duly Noted is a training course here to help equip development professionals with the necessary skills to move into production script editing roles, especially at the point when a project transitions from development to production.
Professionals in development roles can be less equipped to deal with stickier, more production orientated conversations because of a lack of production experience, support, insight and on the ground know-how into the holistic process. And, when the decision is out of your hands, with your next career step somewhat determined by a higher authority, it’s hard to push back, challenge, insist and fight to hold onto your project – for the sake of your project and, critically, for your own career advancement. The goal of Duly Noted is to equip People of Colour in editorial positions for this process, so that with their projects, they are able to take that crucial next step themselves.
Structure of the Training
- 5 spaces available for production script editing training
- Duly Noted will consist of 4 full-day workshops involving the nuts and bolts of production script editing, as well as in-depth group and panel discussions
- The workshops will be supplemented with ‘at-home’ assignments and 2 one-to-one mentoring sessions.
- Hosted by Eleven, the programme will run one Saturday a month from January to April 2021. With the support of Eleven and Sony Pictures Television, Duly Noted is a paid training opportunity
Skills, knowledge, experience
- Eleven is looking for creative development professionals who are People of Colour with at least 1.5 years experience in scripted comedy or drama and must have the right to work in the UK
- A question Eleven often hear in general and advice-giving career meetings is – how do I take that next step to become a Script Editor? This programme is designed in response to that specific question, with professionals at this key stage in their career in mind
- It’s crucial that individuals are yet to cut their teeth on production script editing, but are chomping at the bit to do so
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.
Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.