Hope you’ve all had/ are having/ will have a well-deserved break :)
Greenbelt this Saturday – time correction
If you are going to be at Greenbelt we will be having a MediaNet meet-up with a 3rd birthday cake on Saturday afternoon (25th August) at 3pm (not 2.30pm as previously stated) in The Upper Room which is part of The Jesus Arms. Please tell other media-types you may know…
If you are going to be at Greenbelt please drop Andrew a line by clicking here.
Would the church make a good screenplay?
Award winning screenwriter and director Debs Gardner Paterson has written a great article about how we can tell better stories. Read her piece here
Film and TV professionals needed
Creative Skillset is seeking the help of Film and TV professionals to update the occupational standards for production.
The consultation will give people working in the industry the chance to share their insight into the key skills that are needed to work successfully in the industry. This knowledge will then be used to help shape the development of qualifications such as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media and degree courses ensuring the next generation of film and TV professionals is equipped with the most relevant and up to date skills when they enter the industry.The consultation will run until 31 August, 2012. To take part, please visit this website
Freelance producer-director and media trainer John Forrest shares his advice about how to find good media training here
Ever get asked tricky questions about God?
In my 4 years working in television, I was faced with some of the hardest questions and most convincing objections to the Christian faith. How can we always be ready to give a reason for the hope that we have (1Peter 3v15)?
One thing that might help is a training day that my colleagues at The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics are running in Manchester on 22nd September to help equip Christians tackling these issues. For more info and to book a place, click here
Artists and storytellers
Seeds is running a storytelling experience workshop which will use different art forms to tell stories and to help discover new ones. It is on 14th September at 6pm at St Bride's Foundation. For more info and to book, check out their webiste
Check out this interview with actor Christopher Lee Power. Read it here and why not introduce yourself?
There are tons of new BBC jobs with a range of locations from London to Dhaka and Glasgow! Have a look here. There’s also Channel 4 and ITV jobs and some Media UK jobs, ranging from voluntary hospital radio in Southport to Chief Website editor in Russia!
Want to write a piece about how to do what you do or an article which might encourage other Christians working in the media? Know of a job you think we should advertise? Working on something exciting you’d like us to know about? Fancy being interviewed for the MediaNet website?
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Hope you all have a great rest of the week
theMediaNet Development Worker