Published on: 15 November 2022 in Opportunities

Doctors: Directors Training Scheme with BBC Studios and Directors UK

Doctors is an award-winning continuing drama which entertains a large and diverse audience four times a week.

Now, in conjunction with BBC Studios and Directors UK, Doctors is offering a fantastic opportunity for four directors to train as part of its production process.

About the training

Based in Birmingham, the scheme will take place across one week from 5 - 9 December 2022, and will include talks from directors, cast, producers and other members of the team.

The four successful directors will be put through the Doctors production process, while preparing scenes to shoot. There will be practical exercises, using cameras, lights and sound.

Throughout the week, the training will introduce core skill sets for continuing drama: script, design, casting, scheduling, blocking, and planning, and how these elements are communicated to crew and cast. The ambition is to develop a body of returning directors who bring their lived and learnt experiences to the Doctors audience.

Applicants will need an established storytelling record: ideally a short film in an accredited or established international film festival, digital content that has achieved a notable audience, or a compelling theatre directing career.

How to apply

Final Deadline for applications: Noon on Friday 25 November 2022

Please send an email with examples of your work, a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

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We are committed to having a diverse range of skills, experience and talent working on our programmes, and as such we’re keen for applicants from underrepresented groups to apply, which include those with a disability, those from ethnic minorities, lower socio economic groups, LGBTQ+ community and diverse backgrounds to ensure we are representative of all.

Successful applicants will need to be available for the week Monday 5 December – Friday 9 December 2022. For this period, each trainee will be required for 5 days in total. Expenses, travel and accommodation will be provided in line with BBC Policy.

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