21 June 2012
Hundreds of film and tv freelancers have booked to take part in this year's Freelancers' Fair and if you haven't booked yet there's still time!
The team at Visual Impact will be hosting a bigger technical area at the event, which happens on Friday 29 June at Savoy Place in London (just off the Embankment; location map attached to this page).
Representatives from Alias Hire will also be supporting the technical area, working with members from our Hair and Make-up branch to demonstrate make-up for HD using kit from Arri. Rycote, which supplies equipment to sound professionals will also be joining us for the first time.
With four seminars - on the future of film, programme budgets, data wrangling and getting started - to choose from alongside 60 Minute Talks tackling accountancy issues, new entrants' rights to be paid, scripting for factual tv (courtesy of the BBC Academy) and casting for drama, visitors have much to choose from.
Once again the exhibition (full listing right) brings together leading industry operators with a range of expertise, all of them keen to assist with matters as varied as training, education, career progression, networking, job-hunting, legal services, accountancy and insurance.
Blue Skies Partnership, Creative Skillset, Hencilla Canworth, Panalux, Pinewood, Production Base and Thompsons Solicitors are this year's sponsors. With their financial assistance the ideas and energy of key figures in our Writers Producers and Directors branch will evolve into a really valuable day in a great location. And in a day which is crammed full of talent, we are especially grateful to our guest speakers, all of whom will guide the most important people of all, the visitors, through a host of industry issues.
"There's no doubt that there's a great day in prospect and we thank everyone involved for getting us this far. We hope that visitors will make the most of the opportunity to discuss issues which affect their careers, to meet people who can help and, importantly, to meet with industry friends, old and new, " said Tom Bell, supervisory official.
BECTU members can attend for free; non-members pay £10. Access the booking forms from this page www.bectu.org.uk/freelancers-fair which includes the latest show information.