New network development programme for High-end TV talent

Creative Skillset, in partnership with, announces the launch of HETV Connect - a new programme that aims to draw in fresh production talent from a range of disciplines and geographical regions, providing ‘new blood’ to High End TV drama. It will address the shortage of skills within the TV drama industry by making new introductions between talent and production companies to help widen the employment pool.

HETV Connect will integrate High-end TV production companies with up and coming production talent from all over the UK.

Sam Jukes-Adams, Chair of the High-end TV Council, said: "Connect is a really exciting targeted initiative and one that the industry has been crying out for years. Fresh, inclusive talent for High-end TV is hard to find and yet the community has a strong desire to make this a reality. This scheme goes a long way towards aiding High-end TV in achieving this goal."

Up to 50 selected production talents will be given the opportunity to boost their career progression via:

  • Invitations to attend informal networking events with heads of production, line producers and hirers, hosted in London in the autumn of 2017 and early 2018
  • Meetings with at least three High End TV production companies over the subsequent twelve months
  • Annual, premium membership of (worth £180) with access to the pro jobs board and chase list of upcoming productions in development and pre-production

We are particularly seeking individuals in the following skills shortage roles:

  • Line producer
  • Production manager
  • Production co-ordinator
  • Production accountant
  • Location manager
  • Unit manager
  • Script supervisor 

Deadline for applications is 6 October 2017. Find out more details and apply for HETV Connect. 

The HETV Connect programme is supported by the High End TV Levy Fund and backed by leading High End TV drama production companies including the BBC, Carnival Films, Channel 4, Fifty Fathoms, Hartswood Films, ITV, Kudos, Lookout Point, Mammoth Screen, NBC Universal, New Pictures, Red Planet, Sky, Tiger Aspect, Working Title, and Warp.

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