Event Type:
Open Day

Event Date:
Tue, September 24, 2019 10:30 to 13:30

How to get ahead in Television Entertainment


For the fresh and talented getting into Television Entertainment can seem a daunting challenge; major broadcasters, independent production companies and Blue Chip training establishments may all offer a way in? But what suits you?

NFTS Head of Television, David G. Croft, will draw on his years of experience as a multi-award winning producer and director of some of the best known entertainment programmes of the last 25 years (Top of the Pops, The Crystal Maze, Live Aid and Shooting Stars), to give you top tips on how to break into this highly competitive, yet incredibly rewarding field.

In this interactive Q&A session, David will be joined by recent graduate of the Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA , Charlotte Cooper and leading practitioner from the television entertainment industry.

Charlotte Cooper completed her MA in Directing and Producing TV Entertainment in January 2019, and walked straight into a job on Tattoo Fixers at Studio Lambert as VT researcher. In the last two years she has worked as Richard Ayoade's writing assistant on The Crystal Maze and researcher on Hat Trick's Hypothetical with Josh Widdicombe. Whilst working in-house Avalon, she worked on Taskmaster, The Russell Howard Hour, and a number of exciting new podcasts and pilots. Currently, Charlotte is finishing working on an ITV Drama called Flesh and Blood which hit TV screens in January 2020. None of this could have been achieved without the skills and contacts made at the NFTS.

The morning consists of the following:

  • Welcome from NFTS Director Jon Wardle and Head of Television Entertainment, David G. Croft
  • In conversation with David G. Croft and special guests
  • Q&A – your opportunity to ask any burning questions that will help your career
  • Tour of the BAFTA award-winning NFTS and funding advice

Places are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. It’s a great way to find out what's going on at the heart of our School, and what we could do for your career.

You must be 16 years of age or older to attend the Open Day, due to Health and Safety regulations. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.