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Image courtesy of BAFTA / Johnathan Birch

Next month Searchlight will be supporting the BAFTA Guru Live: a two day festival filled with masterclasses, panel sessions and workshops with the aim of providing expert industry insight to aspiring creatives across film, TV and games.

This will be the second time the event has taken place, after a successful inaugural festival over the May bank holiday weekend last year. That festival saw more than 50 events take place and 2800 tickets sold, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from those involved!

We think this is a great event and in supporting a session at BAFTA Guru Live, we’re doing our bit to support the up-and-coming talent in the industry.

This year’s Guru Live is taking place in two cities – London and Glasgow – and the sessions will cover a variety of topics ranging from ‘How to get commissioned’ to, ‘What it takes to be a games Producer’.

BAFTA Guru Live will also provide an opportunity for more established creatives to participate in networking events, connecting with likeminded people from across the industry through Guru Labs.

Searchlight is sponsoring the session How to Freelance’, in which our MD Cathy Alford will take part in a Q&A with tips on how to represent yourself effectively and manage a freelance career.

Elsewhere, Searchlight consultants will be participating in a one-to-one CV clinic, and our design specialist Ian McFadyen will be advising on how to put together the ultimate showreel.

The event will be taking place from 6 – 7th May at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, W1J9LN.

Check out the full schedule here!