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Edinburgh International TV Festival’s Talent Schemes

network 2015The Edinburgh International Television Festival is now accepting applications for its two talent schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch. Running for over 25 years, the Talent Schemes are aimed at helping talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds get in and get on in the TV industry.

The Network is an intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, and if you’re looking to start a career in television then this is the scheme for you. You don’t need to have had any experience of working in TV BUT you will have to demonstrate that you LOVE TV. Earn one of the 50 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers, mingling with the cream of the British TV industry and making loads of new contacts, whilst working with the teams behind shows like First Dates, Sky News, Holby City and Blue Peter. You’ll also be paired with an industry mentor, and get access to exclusive alumni events and job placements.

The Festival has 30 FREE Ones to Watch places to award to the rising stars of the TV industry. Ones to Watch gives television’s best and brightest access to four days of inspiring sessions, creative debate and unrivalled networking opportunities at Edinburgh in August, as well as support and mentoring throughout the year. A place on Ones to Watch is a life-changing, money-can’t-buy opportunity and is the first part of the next big step in your career. As well as getting a free pass to the Edinburgh TV Festival, last year’s delegates also attended exclusive masterclasses with the likes of Danny Cohen, Jay Hunt, Angela Jain and Zai Bennett.

Both schemes are FREE and open to all ages over 18 years. Applications close early April. More information on the schemes and the eligibility requirements can be found here at our website ( ) or you can contact