RIG Skills Nights
From pitching ideas to handling presenters, interview skills to content-selling, RIG organises regular events focussing on skills for those in the Independent Radio sector. These are free to RIG members and their staff as well as freelance staff working within the radio indie sector. If you’d like to be put on the mailing list then contact email@example.com
Indies on Air this week
Indie programmes are on the radio at home and abroad throughout this week, including these 82; some of which are featured in BBC Radio's highlights of the week, from Somethin’ Else (28), TBI (8), Wise Buddah (7), We Are Grape (5), The Noisehouse (4), Wise Buddah/3Street Media (4), Falling Tree Productions (3), Folded Wing (3), Smooth Operations (3), Unique (3), Pozzitive TV (2), A Certain Height Productions, Acme TV Productions, Catherine Bailey Productions, Classic Arts, Foldback Media, Howlett Media Productions, Just Radio, Loftus Media, Open Mike, Ora et Labora, Testbed Productions and Wire Free
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RIG and the Voice Over Network Bring You ...
'How to find the perfect voice'
Producers, artists and casting agents share inside tips. Whether you’re a producer looking for voice overs and readers, a would be voice-over performer or wanting to know more about the industry - this is the night for you.
Drinks, food and networking.
When: Wednesday 1st October 2014
Venue: De Lane Lea Studios, 75 Dean Street, London W1D 3PU
Admission is free but places are limited
2014 Radio Production Awards now being Judged!
THE LEADING AWARDS IN RADIO PRODUCTION
2014 ENTRIES NOW CLOSED - NOMINATIONS 5th NOVEMBER
CEREMONY TAKES PLACE ON TUESDAY 25th NOVEMBER AT
THE HIPPODROME CASINO IN LEICESTER SQUARE
The Radio Independents Group (RIG) and The Radio Academy are pleased to announce that entries for the Radio Production Awards 2014 are now closed and tickets for the Awards Night will be available from 5th November when the nominations are announced -- for more information click here.
The Radio Production Awards return for 2014, recognising the work of UK-based radio and audio producers and honouring the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated excellence in radio production. Winners are production individuals, not programmes, radio stations, presenters or production companies. It’s an opportunity for the industry to celebrate and recognise the shining stars behind the scenes in UK radio.
RADIO PRODUCTION AWARDS 2014 CATEGORIES:
BEST DOCUMENTARY/FEATURE MAKER
BEST NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS DOCUMENTARY/FEATURE MAKER
BEST COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER
BEST MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER
BEST LIVE MUSIC PRODUCER/ENGINEER
BEST PODCAST/ ONLINE PRODUCER
BEST MULTI-PLATFORM CREATOR
BEST DRAMA/READINGS PRODUCER
BEST SOUND DESIGNER
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
INDIE OF THE YEAR
PRODUCTION HERO AWARD
For further information follow this link
RIG's Response to Tony Hall speech on competition for BBC programmes
Independent radio production companies today responded to the speech given by BBC DG Tony Hall, in which he proposed wide-ranging changes in TV commissioning, removing quotas and allowing BBC Production to compete to make programmes for other networks.
Radio Independents Group Chair Phil Critchlow said: “Tony Hall has today said: ‘competition should go beyond television production, can we extend competitive access for independent producers in radio, if that will mean broader choice and better ideas?’ - The independent radio sector’s answer is empathically ‘yes’”.
“Indie radio producers based across the UK have a proven track record creatively, and are more than ready to contribute world class ideas, with the competitively priced resources needed to deliver them.”
“Regardless of the state of the overall radio market, as far as the BBC is concerned more creative competition from both external suppliers, as well as a healthy in house production base, will be a creatively powerful, and cost effective approach to bringing the widest possible range of stories, ideas, perspectives and talent to the Licence Fee Payer.”
Note: Tony Hall’s full speech can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/speeches/2014/dg-city-university