The Grierson Trust’s new entrant training scheme, Grierson DocLab is back for another year, supported by @Netflix and @The Rank Foundation. PLUS there’s two brand-new Netflix-supported schemes for anyone aged 18+. Introducing Grierson DocLab In Focus: Production Management and Grierson DocLab In Focus: Editing.
The Production Management scheme is open to anyone aged 18+ in the UK who has at least one years’ experience in an office-based admin role in any sector, looking to make the move into factual TV. Great communication and organisational skills are a must! For those outside of the film/TV industry, The Trust held a discovery session to find out more. Watch the recording:
Grierson DocLab In Focus: Editing seeks UK-based applicants aged 18+ who have the technical know-how in Avid or Premiere Pro editing software but want to take their offline editing and factual storytelling skills to the next level.
There are eight places on both schemes and each trainee will get a paid contract (lasting up to 3 months) working on a Netflix documentary production!
The core Grierson DocLab scheme will see up to 15 UK-based new entrant trainees aged 18-25 with a passion for docs embark on an intensive programme of factual training, paid work placements at UK production companies, camera and editing training, industry mentorships and much, much more.
The Grierson Trust has an established track record of supporting under-represented groups in the factual TV industry. We therefore particularly encourage applications to all schemes from women; people with a disability; those from BAME backgrounds; people from the LGBTQ+ community; and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We also encourage candidates from geographical areas across the UK that do not have many opportunities in the screen industries to apply. This is not a definitive list and those applying will have the opportunity to make their case as to how they meet these criteria. This is in line with the positive action provision of the Equality Act 2010.
Deadline for applications to all three schemes is Friday 12 February at 5pm.
Find out more and apply ➡️ http://bit.ly/2Wrk81Q
Editing is for anyone not in full-time education who is UK-based and aged 18+. They must be proficient on Avid or Premiere Pro editing software and be looking to step up their offline editing and storytelling skills in the edit. They’ll get week-long intensive training, an industry mentor and a paid contract (up to 3 months) working on a Netflix documentary production.
In person and online,
Production Management is for anyone not in full time education who is UK-based and aged 18+, with at least one years’ experience in an office-based admin role (can be from outside of the tv sector, looking for a career change). They’ll get week-long intensive training, an industry mentor and a paid contract (up to 3 months) working on a Netflix documentary production. Read more.
Grierson DocLab 2021 Applications for Grierson DocLab 2021 are now open! About the scheme Grierson DocLab, with support from Netflix and The Rank Foundation, is a training scheme that helps UK-based new entrants aged 18-25 thrive in the world of factual and documentary programme-making. The scheme takes place over approximately one year, and due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, will mostly be held online. It aims to equip up to 15 successful trainees with the skills and networks to pursue a career in the UK factual industry.
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