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Making media workers: contesting film and television industry career pathways

Making media workers: contesting film and television industry career pathways
Making media workers: contesting film and television industry career pathways
This article examines the position of the “runner” as an entry-level route into film and television production. Through the analysis of publicly available industry guidance materials, desirable characteristics and dispositions associated with working as a runner are identified. A recurring understanding emerges in these materials that the “rite of passage” of working as a runner is a necessary step for those seeking to break into film and TV production. In turn, tensions are revealed with perspectives from higher education students who question the value of mundane entry-level work and stress their degree experiences as a means to negotiate and challenge seemingly established career pathways
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel (2015) Making media workers: contesting film and television industry career pathways. Television and New Media, 16 (3), 275-294. (doi:10.1177/1527476414532956).

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This article examines the position of the “runner” as an entry-level route into film and television production. Through the analysis of publicly available industry guidance materials, desirable characteristics and dispositions associated with working as a runner are identified. A recurring understanding emerges in these materials that the “rite of passage” of working as a runner is a necessary step for those seeking to break into film and TV production. In turn, tensions are revealed with perspectives from higher education students who question the value of mundane entry-level work and stress their degree experiences as a means to negotiate and challenge seemingly established career pathways

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e-pub ahead of print date: 6 May 2014
Published date: 1 March 2015
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 375614
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375614
PURE UUID: 343064c9-45d3-45c9-9091-f84ab418036d
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 11 May 2015 07:56
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:33

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