I’m interested in scriptwriting - can I send you my scripts?
No. It is really important that you do not send unsolicited scripts to us or any other production company. Here’s why:
- There are legal ramifications if a submission we receive bears a coincidental similarity to a project we produce at a later date.
- We do not have the resources to read the hundreds of submissions we would receive if we had an “open door” policy.
- The vast majority of TwentyThree Studios’ productions are generated from in-house ideas.
The only unsolicited submissions we will look at are those by established writers that come through a recognised literary agent.
Can I send you my CV speculatively?
If we are not advertising the specific job you are interested in and you would like to make a speculative application please email your full CV with a completed CV coversheet to firstname.lastname@example.org (please note there is a 10MB size limit)
Please let us know the areas of work you’re particularly interested in, perhaps with some examples of your work or details of relevant experience.
We keep speculative CVs on file for six months and will be in touch if anything suitable comes up. If you’d rather we didn’t keep your details on file or don’t want us to circulate your CV around the business, please let us know and we’ll remove your details from our system.
Can I send you my showreel or portfolio?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, if you’re applying for a creative role of some sort at TwentyThree Studios, we need to see some examples of work – usually in the format of a showreel or artwork – to help us appraise your talents. Please send your application and supporting materials to email@example.com.
When preparing your showreel please consider the following:
- A showreel should ideally be between 1-3 mins in length.
- Always present your best work first. A running order is also advisable.
- If you have experience in more than one area then include relevant examples.
- Be specific about what position you want to apply for – don’t forget to include a CV coversheet and a full CV.
Due to the high volume of showreels we receive, it may take up to 12 weeks for the reviewing process to be complete. A delay in response doesn’t mean a lack of interest and if we think there’s a vacancy that matches your skill set, we’ll be in touch!
Do you offer internships?
We will occasionally have trainee positions, work placement and work experience opportunities for applicants, dependent on our production schedules. We will advertise these opportunities on our website as they arise.
Unfortunately due to the huge number of enquiries we receive, we cannot reply to individual queries about work experience, internships or volunteering.
Do you accept job applications from outside the UK?
In most cases we’re only able to consider job applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK. We can only apply for work permits if there are no suitable applicants in the UK or nationals of the European Economic Area & Switzerland. You can find out more about applying for a UK Visa on the Home Office website.
Are there any tips I should consider when applying for a job?
Yes! Before you fire off your application you might like to take a look at our helpful checklist below…
• Read the full job advert, job description and person specification thoroughly and carefully before applying.
• Make sure that you meet at the very least the minimum level of skills and experience we require for a role – if you don’t, we won’t be able to consider you as competition is fierce and the very highest standards are expected at TwentyThree Studios.
• Ensure that you send us what we ask for in the advert, e.g. if the advert asks you to submit a showreel in a specific format accompanied by a shot breakdown, please send it!
• Keep your information brief and to the point, think about using bullet points to help keep things concise – you’ll need to use real, demonstrable examples of your achievements.
• Check carefully the material you submit for spelling and grammar.
• Prove to us that you are motivated and know your subject – simply telling us you’re enthusiastic won’t be enough! Carry out research where necessary to expand and update your knowledge – use the internet, industry publications, watch TV and films, etc.
• Be honest about yourself and what you can bring to the company.
• Be patient please! We try to get back to every applicant in a timely manner, however, due to the huge numbers of applications we receive, and sometimes as a result of changing production schedules, it can take a while to complete the shortlisting process.
• Apply if you don’t meet our minimum required levels of skills and experience.
• Apply for the same job more than once.
• Apply for more than one job using the same CV Coversheet or Application Form – you need to show that your skills and experience match the specific requirements of each advertised role.
• Send a huge and elaborate CV with lots of waffle – instead keep it simple, concise, factual and think about clear but interesting presentation.
• Rely on the spell-checker alone – attention to detail is important.
• Make things up to impress us as you’ll need to be able to prove you can do what you say you can.
• Ask us for feedback on your application if you’re not invited for interview – due to the volume of applications we receive, sadly we just don’t have the time to be able to provide constructive feedback for every unsuccessful application.
• Apply if you are not already eligible to live and work in the UK, unless an advertisement specifically states otherwise, as we won’t be able to consider your application. It is only possible for us to apply for work permits if there are no suitable applicants in the UK or nationals of the EU, go to www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk for further information and the latest on new member states and eligibility.
Are flexible working options available?
We really respect the work/life balance and try to accommodate flexible working arrangements if you have family commitments. We also offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave so you can spend time with your little ones (some service restrictions apply). Sabbatical programmes are also available (some service restrictions apply) which allow staff to take time out to do something completely different, whether they’re looking to undertake a charitable project or enhance their personal development.
What is your equal opportunities policy?
We seek to employ a workforce with the skills, knowledge, abilities and personality suitable for the role and the company’s business. We also want a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large because the company values the individual contribution of people irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin.
Where can I buy your merchandise?
From time to time we offer merchandise through our website which ships internationally and features a great range of memorabilia and gift ideas for all ages.
Where can I watch your programmes?.
Check your TV guides and local broadcaster websites for the latest schedules.
Our TV shows are also available to download on iTunes, Netflix and Amazon Prime and of course you can order all our content on DVD through the usual online channels or to purchase in the high street.
Or you can of course watch us on our official YouTube channel
How can I contact you about rights?
You can contact us about licensing, distribution, or with any other enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d like to use an image or video from one of your properties - who do I need to contact?
If you are interested in licensing an image or clip featuring TwentyThree Studios content or characters please contact the licensing team for details here: email@example.com.