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Why Starting Out In TV Is Like Playing SURVIVOR: 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV – Part 1

Starting out in television when you don’t have any industry contacts can feel a bit like the TV show Survivor…except you’re trying to work your way into an alliance before you’ve even landed on the island. I’ve taken some inspiration from the granddaddy of reality TV, Survivor and put together my 2 cents worth of advice to help you outwit, outplay and outlast the rest so you can make it in TV…

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Episode 1…The Beginning

The hardest part is starting out…that’s what I found when I decided I wanted to get in to TV and it’s what I’m finding now as I try to write my first post for this blog.

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Why Starting Out in TV Is Like Playing SURVIVOR: 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV – Part 2

Congratulations...you've made it to the Merge and half way through my 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV. If you haven't read Part 1 then you can access that blog post HERE. Otherwise read on for my final five tips...

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What Is A Production Runner In Reality TV?

What is a production runner in reality TV? What can I expect to do as a production runner? What skills do I need as a production runner? How do I become a production runner? Your questions answered...

8 Ways To Kickstart Your TV Career In 2020

Move over 2019, it’s a new year and what’s more, it’s a new decade!!! That means there’s no better time to set yourself up for the year ahead in TV. Here’s my take on the things you can do to boost your career in TV and start 2020 on the right foot.

A Year in TV: My Top 6 Reality TV Shows of 2019

In 2019, we saw a decade of television close out with reboots of Reality TV shows like Australia’s Got Talent, The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars and the first outings of some amazing new shows that we never knew we needed ...Lego Masters anyone? Here are the shows that made a mark on me in 2019.

8 Suitcase Essentials For Away Jobs…That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Away jobs are the BEST! There is nothing like going overseas or interstate and getting paid to be there! During the time that you’re away, you tend to live in a bubble, the crew become like family and in the downtime, you can explore a new city/town/country. Unfortunately, however, unlike the days of school camp, where they used to send you a list of what to pack, apparently when you’re an adult you just have to figure it out??? So, I’ve decided to put together a list of away trip essentials that you may not have thought of…

What Is A Story Producer In Reality TV?

What is a story producer in reality TV? What can I expect to do as a story producer? What skills do I need as a story producer? How do I become a story producer. Your questions answered...

10 Ways To Nail Your TV Cover Letter

TV cover letters are not like traditional cover letters you may have been taught in school and it’s not always easy when you’re starting out to know the best approach, so I’ve put together some tips to get you on track in your TV career.

Where To Find Work In Reality TV

One of the biggest things when you’re starting out is knowing where to find work in TV. TV is very insular and most of the time, runners and other entry-level positions are crewed through existing relationships or recommendations. If you haven’t been in the industry long enough to build a reputation, then the calls probably aren’t rolling in, which means you’re going to need to be proactive. You aren’t going to find these jobs advertised on regular job sites, so I’ve put together a list of where to look for work when you aren’t in the know…

Australia’s Next Top Runner: 10 Tips To Be On Top

There are a lot of things that make your experience working as a runner feel a little bit like being on a reality show; with challenges (thrown at you daily), rewards (there are lots of perks in telly) and even eliminations (the looming threat of being weeded out if you’re not up to scratch) along the way. While you may not be judged on your posing, runway walk or for having the best photo, the way you perform on set will be judged in a lot of ways and how you match up with other runners, has the potential to lead to lots more opportunities OR have you packing your bags and leaving the model house for good. I’ve put together a list of some of the things you can do if you “wanna be on top” of your game and get the call back.

CV Template For TV: Entry-Level Roles

When I first posted 10 Tips For Writing Your CV For TV, there were lots of requests for an example CV to show what those tips actually look like in practice.  I've put together a very basic template with a clear and easy to follow format and the key information you should be looking to highlight in your CV.

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