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Me In TV gave young people from tough backgrounds access to the TV industry. Over five days the participants created a TV show idea, filmed and edited a trailer for it, and then pitched their idea to a panel of TV experts.

By doing so, they gained an opportunity to gain skills, experience and contacts that they would otherwise lack.

And two of them now have full-time jobs!

From one of them: “Thanks so much for giving a first and an important step in my career. You REALLY helped me get that first set on the ladder!”

Here’s a short video of the project:

If you want to find out more, there’s plenty on the project blog, and on the student blog too!

Me In TV was intended to be mutually beneficial. As well as giving the participants skills, experience and contacts in the TV industry, Me In TV created personal development opportunities for 15 or more TV production staff.

We worked closely with a charity that works with young people in Newham, east London – Community Links – and with colleagues from FremantleMedia to make it happen.

This website documents the creation, running, and aftermath of the project, and there’s a student blog on which all the materials they produced throughout the week were posted.


Todd and Josephine

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