Published on 09 July 2021 in Career

Directors UK announces Director Mentorship Scheme with BBC Studios

Directors UK has partnered with BBC Studios to deliver training opportunities across its continuing drama productions over the coming year.

The scheme, which launches later in 2021, aims to find and mentor a number of directors from underrepresented backgrounds to work across EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors.

The mentorship is aimed at directors who already have some experience, whether that be short films, pilots, features or television, and are looking to develop their craft.

The mentees will experience dealing with the challenges of prepping, shooting, and editing in a multicamera environment, and will also be introduced to different aspects of the specific requirements needed to shoot each of BBC Studios’ continuing drama productions.

It will comprise of several different opportunities, including:

  • A workshop for four directors on EastEnders, plus mentoring for more
  • A workshop for four directors onHolby City
  • A workshop for four directors on Casualty
  • A trainee opportunity for directors at Doctors

Applications for EastEnders will launch first, with the aim to provide training and coaching for upcoming directors. The deadline for applying to the Eastenders scheme is 19 July.

To be considered for the EastEnders scheme, please send an email to [email protected] and you will automatically be sent a link to the application form. For all other shows please contact [email protected]

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