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Deadline Extended! BAFTA Hosting Careers Event For New TV Entrants: Book Now

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THN have received an update from the fantastic British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as they’ve announced an extension on their deadline to apply, as it’s now been extended to Friday, March 22. The day-long event on Friday 10th May is designed to help young people and emerging talent establish a career in television. It’s a seriously great chance to get your foot in the door for ideas and inspiration from the people with the best experience.

BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next will feature interviews, masterclasses, panel discussions and networking with leading TV industry professionals. The day will begin with a discussion with Tim Hincks, President of Endemol, makers of shows such as the BAFTA Award-winning The Million Pound Drop Live and Big Brother, as well as dramas including Ripper Street and the BAFTA-nominated Black Mirror.

The event will address some of the issues identified by the recent BAFTA Career Pathways survey of 16-24 year-olds, which found that talented young people are being discouraged from pursuing a career in television – with those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and women at particular risk of being lost to the industry. Anne Morrison, Chair of BAFTA’s Learning and Events committee, had this to say:

“Generation Next is a day for anyone who has ever considered a career in TV, whether they are already on the first rung of the ladder, or are still exploring what options might be available to them. We aim to de-mystify the structure of the industry, bust some myths, and also examine the reality of working in this challenging and exciting area. By hearing from, and speaking to, professionals in a variety of roles, we hope that delegates leave armed with greater confidence and a wealth of new contacts.”

Tickets for the BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next cost £30. BAFTA is also providing 20 free student bursary places (including travel expenses for 10 students living outside of London). To book tickets now or apply for a bursary, visit:

BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next has been made possible by the generous support of BAFTA member, screenwriter David Wolstencroft. Additional material, including exclusive interviews with the speakers, will be published on BAFTA Guru (, BAFTA’s online learning channel, after the event.

ALSO: If you an aspiring talent, there’s also the upcoming deadline for entries to BAFTA’s TV Lab: Comedy and Drama Pitch Up!  Those brave enough to pitch to an expert panel in front of a live audience are asked to submit their TV ideas before the deadline on Monday, March 25 by registering here. For more information visit:


Dan loves writing, film, music and photography. Originally from Devon, he did London for 4 years and now resides in Exeter. He also has a mild obsession with squirrels and cake. The latter being more of a hobby. Favourite movies include HIGH FIDELITY, ALMOST FAMOUS, ROXANNE, GOOD WILL HUNTING, JURASSIC PARK, too many Steve Martin films and Nolan's BATMAN universe. He can also be found on

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