Television has turned out to be quite a big aspect in our lives. Without television, the entertainment part of our lives would surely be empty. Television rules regular entertainment with an iron fist and nothing can surpass that. The television industry has seen quite a big rise in the last few years. The actors are being paid in millions of dollars for a single episode. The industry has simply revolutionized modern entertainment.


The international television festival Is a festival for television actors, artists and directors that is held every year in the month of August in Edinburgh. In this festival, the people who attend it, they talk and discuss about the issues that are being currently faced by the television industry. Famous celebrities like Richard Murdough and Kevin Spacey have taken part in this festival. It is one of the most famous festival dedicated to the television industry. 20,000 delegates from famous networks and companies join this festival each year. Though the festival is celebrated at Edinburgh, the official headquarters is at London.


The International Television festival was first celebrated in the year 1976. With each year, a greater number of celebrities started attending this particular festival.  Most of the proceedings from this festival now goes to charity. There are two major parts of this festival: “The Network’ and “The Ones to watch” being the two schemes that are run by this festival. The International Television Festival is the only event that is related to Television which is run by its very own Executive and Advisory committees. Both the schemes introduced in this festival helps the new talents in the industry gain recognition.

THE NETWORK:The Network is the first and only free of cost entry level scheme introduced by the International Television Festival for newcomers. It gives them a taste of the tv industrywith the help of several workshops and classes at Edinburgh, and they cover everything, from bringing new television formats to commissioners to scripting episodes. The people who enter for this scheme are selected, trained, assessed and mentored by the people who happen to be the top producers in the industry. They are also supported with year-round work placements with several broadcasters and indies. The Network proves to be one of the best schemes for newcomers in the television industry.

ONES TO WATCH:Ones to Watch is a scheme introduced by the International Television Festival. This scheme focuses on the people who have had at least three years of experience in the television industry and those who are looking to take a step forward in their career in television. Thirty people are chosen and are evaluated by tv professionals and they get benefits from a delegate pass and a place to stay for the TV festival, which is a challenging and exclusive series of ones to Watch workshops and classes, along with events that are year-round and thorough mentoring.


The International Television Festival is one of the greatest festivals dedicated to the world of television.


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