Breaking in to Mass Media Production
When asked the age old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to some of today’s kids, the answers given are much more likely to be “I want to be on TV” or more simply “I want to be famous” rather than the more time-honoured favourites like “doctor”, “teacher” or “fire fighter”.
The impact the media has on our views and on society as a whole has become much more profound in recent years and this is reflected the in the answers of these children. However, despite the strong desire to be part of celebrity culture, very few people will actually end up on the big screen. But the growth of the media industry which has developed from TV, film and magazines to all sorts of web based initiatives means there are jobs to be had in the media sector with many smaller independent companies all chasing a slice of the production pie.