Sarah Jane Cass
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Presentation on life after University…
University of Bedfordshire
2:1 BA Hons Media Performance and Radio - 2007 - Luton FM
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Work whilst at University:
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Try different jobs/experiences within the industry -
Radio,TV Production, Edit houses to PR...
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Talent Assistant to Junior Agent
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Somethin’ ElseTalent
• Talent Agent - 22 years old
• Acting Head ofTalent - 26 years old
• ...
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Under 30’s Broadcast Hotshots August 2014
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
2014/ 2015
• Visas/Immigration -Waited 8 months!
• Graduated on Google’s Digital Marketing ...
Want to become a presenter?
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Just do it.
✤ Create content yourself! You need to practice & learn!
✤ Take advantage of the Universities free equipment!
...
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
✤ Are they talented? Do they make me want to keep watching them?
✤ Ambitious, passionate an...
Remember:
✤ Resume/CV - Keep it all on one page for acting. Professional jobs - no more than 2
pages. Most recent job at t...
Get started:
✤ Open castings/ competitions: Kiss FM Chosen One / Blue Peter/CBBC
searches
✤ Be proactive to get work exper...
Other opportunities
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Radio
Newspapers
Start Ups
Entrepreneur
Television Production
Film
Came...
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Don’t ask, Don’t get!
Always ask!
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
Read. Learn. Grow.
#TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
✤ Trust yourself.
✤ Be persistent and polite but don’t bombard and be annoying.
✤ Always as...
“Anything is possible”
For articles & more information, visit #TalentSJCtalks onTwitter.
#TalentSJCtalks
@SarahJaneCass
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University Media Masterclass

I was recently invited to give a lecture on my life and experiences after University as a Talent Agent/Manager. I've amended the presentation to include my notes. This is for media students still studying or going into the entertainment/TV industry.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Entertainment & Humor      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - University Media Masterclass

  • 1. Sarah Jane Cass #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Presentation on life after University…
  • 2. University of Bedfordshire 2:1 BA Hons Media Performance and Radio - 2007 - Luton FM #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 3. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Work whilst at University:
  • 4. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Try different jobs/experiences within the industry - Radio,TV Production, Edit houses to PR -What did you enjoy? Hate? Be polite. Make tea. Introduce yourself. Network. Build your contacts/relationships. Keep in touch via LinkedIN / Emails / Facebook Be passionate.Ask questions. Listen. Learn. Go the extra mile. Apply for jobs, work experience/ internship programmes to do within your university holidays. Get ahead!
  • 5. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Talent Assistant to Junior Agent
  • 6. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 7. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 8. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Somethin’ ElseTalent • Talent Agent - 22 years old • Acting Head ofTalent - 26 years old • SeniorTalent Agent - 28 years old • Left Somethin’ Else September 2014
  • 9. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Under 30’s Broadcast Hotshots August 2014
  • 10. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass 2014/ 2015 • Visas/Immigration -Waited 8 months! • Graduated on Google’s Digital Marketing course, Squared Online. • Worked as a PA for MD of Digital at ESI Media • Bought my first property • Founded my own company,Talent SJC Ltd. • Relocated to Los Angeles- May 2015 • Talent Manager representing hosts, experts & actors.
  • 11. Want to become a presenter? #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 12. Just do it. ✤ Create content yourself! You need to practice & learn! ✤ Take advantage of the Universities free equipment! ✤ Work together & create short films/ TV Entertainment shows - distribute online & share via Youtube channels etc.. ✤ Blogs - Tumblr/ Pinterest - Share your passions. ✤ Create a high quality, professional 2/3 minute showreel showcasing your best work.
  • 13. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass ✤ Are they talented? Do they make me want to keep watching them? ✤ Ambitious, passionate and hard working attitude. Do they believe in themselves and ability? ✤ Profile / Credibility / Digital footprint / Reputation. ✤ Credits / What experience have they got? Where did they study/ train? ✤ Could I work with them? Becomes a business partner relationships. Traits I look for:
  • 14. Remember: ✤ Resume/CV - Keep it all on one page for acting. Professional jobs - no more than 2 pages. Most recent job at the top. Keep it simple and clear! ✤ Professional head shots only. ✤ Watch TV. Have TV ideas. Have opinions on shows. Look at the TV credits for the production company/contacts. Know who makes what shows! ✤ Be polite. ✤ Be persistence, don’t take rejection personally & don’t give up! ✤ Get direct email addresses. Keep your email targeted. Keep contact details, keep in touch & update them! #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 15. Get started: ✤ Open castings/ competitions: Kiss FM Chosen One / Blue Peter/CBBC searches ✤ Be proactive to get work experience. Call - don’t just email. LinkedIN. ✤ Hospital/Student/Local Radio / Elstree Studios / Audience runners. ✤ Casting Call Pro / Spotlight / The Stage/ www.tobeseen.co.uk / www.starnow.co.uk ✤ Broadcast Magazine / Televisual Magazine / Media Guardian - Be in the know! ✤ Production Base for TV Production #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass
  • 16. Other opportunities #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Radio Newspapers Start Ups Entrepreneur Television Production Film Camera/Sound operators PR Music Magazines HR Distribution Sales Digital Operations
  • 17. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Don’t ask, Don’t get! Always ask!
  • 18. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass Read. Learn. Grow.
  • 19. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass ✤ Trust yourself. ✤ Be persistent and polite but don’t bombard and be annoying. ✤ Always ask for help and advice when times get tough. ✤ Have goals but be realistic with timings. ✤ Work hard, be reliable, be early and help others. ✤ However painful, know your finances. Always ask for a pay rise and save/invest it. ✤ Explore, travel and have adventures. Create wonderful memories around the world with people from different cultures. ✤ Enjoy life, laugh alot, go for the dream and don’t be a twat in the process. Good luck x My advice…
  • 20. “Anything is possible” For articles & more information, visit #TalentSJCtalks onTwitter. #TalentSJCtalks @SarahJaneCass sarahjane@talentsjc.com LinkedIn: Sarah Jane Cass

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