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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

(archived - course delivered)

Date & Time: 23rd February 2016, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Venue: Equiano Room, Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1

Places & prices: 12 learners, £40 non-member. £25 for RIG member/ associate

* To book a place please go to the Bookwhen site as shown in any recent personalised email to you from RIGtrain -- if you don't have one or can't find the link please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *

How to negotiate the commissioning system, pitch develop and write radio drama for the BBC.  A course aimed at getting writers new to or with limited experience of radio drama to think about how to develop, pitch and script ideas for radio drama. 

  • How does radio drama work?
  • How can your own creativity best match what the BBC is looking for?
  • And how can your ideas take shape on the page?

Course outline:

  • Introduction – the nature of radio drama and how we experience it.
  • The Schedule and the Commissioning System. 
  • Create and pitch an idea.
  • Craft a proposal
  • Develop a treatment.
  • Rough out sample pages.
  • Review what works. 

Training Provider:

Allegra Productions is an independent production company based in Suffolk. We provide high quality scripts and radio drama productions, audio drama and voice overs.  Our recent production of Iris Murdoch’s novel, ‘The Sea, The Sea’ (broadcast in August 2015) has been shortlisted for a BBC Audio Drama award.   www.allegraproductions.com

Trainer:

Robin Brooks is one of our most commissioned radio dramatists, with twenty years experience of writing  original plays and adaptations for the BBC – recently “The Sea, The Sea” with Jeremy Irons and “Iris Murdoch: Dream Girl” with Helen McCrory. He has worked for many producers, both in-house and independent. He is currently writing two plays for Drama on 3. He has also recently adapted “Carmilla” for Audible Originals, starring David Tennant and Rose Leslie.

 

 

(archived - course delivered)

An unmissable opportunity to ask your burning questions to a panel of experts including OFCOM and BBC Editorial Policy

Date & time: 4th February, 0930-1400  (including lunch provided)

Venue: Equiano Room, Fitzrovia Centre 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL    

Places and prices: 20 learners, £40 full price, £25 RIG members /associates

* To book a place please go to the Bookwhen site as shown in any recent personalised email to you from RIGtrain -- if you don't have one or can't find the link please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *

Course synopsis:

Find out how to make the most creative programmes you can, while going to the boundaries of what is editorially possible and legally safe. This course provides an unmissable opportunity to ask your burning questions of a panel of experts from OFCOM, BBC Editorial Policy, and the Independent production sector. It will bring you up to date with current editorial guidelines and legal practice. 

Do you fully understand legal issues around defamation, reporting current legal cases or working with children? Are you unsure what the current live editorial issues are around music programming, or harm and offence, or simply feel your knowledge needs refreshing? This is an essential chance to build a network which will advise and support your editorial practice. It will help you to take risks, and create cutting edge content, whilst ensuring you are fully compliant and editorially safe

Outline of the Day:

• 0930 – 1000: Introduction and your conundrums

• 1000 – 1100: harm and offence, fairness, working with children, social media

• 1100 – 1115 Break

• 1115 – 1200 Legal minefields: bringing you up to date

• 1200 – 1245 Accuracy, reporting contentious issues, defamation

1245 – 1400 Working lunch and expert panel

Training Provider:

Quattrain - trainers: Kate Hoyland, Rosie Bartlett – partners in Quattrain, led Journalism & Production training at BBC World Service, lead trainers / legal training BBC World Service, set up and ran BBC Production Trainee Scheme

 

 

[archived - delivered]

How to structure, write and deliver your pitch with the chance to pitch live to commissioners at the end of the day.  

Date & time: 2nd March, 0930-1700 

Venue: The Fitzrovia Centre 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL    

Places and prices: 12 learners, £40 full price, £25 RIG members /associates

* To book and pay for a place please go to the Bookwhen site at https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

UPDATE: attendees will be pitching to Caroline Raphael, ex-R4 Drama Commissioner (now Head of indie Dora Productions) and Steve Titherington, BBC World Service Commissioner 

workshop
RIGrain Perfect Pitching Masterclass with Mo Bakaya in January

Course synopsis:

Following the success of the Perfect Pitching Masterclass at the end of January, RIGtrain are providing a day-long course on the art of pitching with the opportunity to take part in a live pitch to commissioners at the end of the day.  You will learn how to hone your idea, write and structure your pitch and polish your presentation skills.  There will be plenty of opportunity to rehearse and practice and you will get feedback on your pitch from programme commissioners.

Training Provider:

Quattrain - a training company that specialise in media skills and creative leadership.  All partners are ex-BBC staff and have an expertise in programme making, editorial expertise and senior management. 

trainer: Natasha Maw is an experienced audio programme maker and trainer.  She has helped train several programme makers and digital entrepreneurs successfully pitch their ideas.