Film Recruitment
Do you fancy a career in the TV and film? Young people from Rhondda Cynon Taf are once again being given the opportunity to get their first taste of life in the industry. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is continuing to support It’s My Shout, a FREE training scheme, open to experienced and inexperienced creative people aged 16 and above. 

Their annual recruitment drive in Rhondda Cynon Taf continues at Temple Baptist Church Hall, Pontypridd, on Thursday, March 21 at 5pm.

Each year It’s My Shout produces short films for BBC Wales, S4C, Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales. They offer a wide range of opportunities in the creative industry by sharing experiences, developing skills and boosting confidence. They are passionate about nurturing, developing and discovering new talent.

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-Being and Cultural Services, said: “There are so many talented young people across our communities looking to get into the television and film industry and It’s My Shout is there to offer them a fantastic opportunity to kick-start start their careers. 

“It’s My Shout, with the support of the Council, continues to recognise the artistic and creative talents of our young people. Over the years it has opened so many doors of opportunity for our young people, with many past trainees going on to become professionals within the TV and film industry.”

As part of the annual It’s My Shout initiative, those selected to take part will gain valuable experience on a working film set, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Each year around 30 young people from Rhondda Cynon Taf and surrounding areas work with industry professionals to produce a series of short films. The annual event, which takes place during the summer month, culminates in a ‘Red Carpet’ premiere event at a prestigious venue in Wales. 

It’s My Shout is supported by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as part of the ArtsConnect initiative, a key partnership between local authority arts services in the County Borough, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. 

As well as acting roles, trainees also have the opportunity to work in various production roles such as visual and sound and also behind the scenes in the costume and hair and make-up departments.

The Rhondda Cynon Taf recruitment sessions will consist of an informal chat, followed by a sign-up session with the team from It’s My Shout.

The It’s My Shout recruitment session continues at Temple Baptist Church Hall, Pontypridd, on Thursday, March 21 (5pm). All are welcome. Admission is FREE and no tickets required.  For more information call 01656 858187.

Posted on Tuesday 19th March 2019

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