SCREENSKILLS TRAINING CONTINUES
Look out for our FIRST AD MASTERCLASSES touring the UK in early 2020 and a fresh tour of GET THE KNOWLEDGE. Details of all our courses can be found on EVENTBRITE.
DLT CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
We are currently working with one of the UK's leading producers of scripted and non-scripted entertainment and comedy, DLT ENTERTAINMENT. Our ongoing relationship is based on developing new programme ideas for the maret, keeping in touch with commissionng needs and advising the DLT team where needed.
BBC NORTHERN IRELAND WRITERS ROOM
We were asked to deliver two sessions with writers in Belfast on developing comedy for the screen. It was a pleasure to be asked by the BBC to return to the city and meet some amazing talents.
BELFAST MEDIA FESTIVAL
While in Befast we also produced and delivered two sessions as sponsors of the annual media event. The session on DERRY GIRLS was a sellout!
CREATIVE CITIES, CARDIFF
We were involved in designing sessions, booking guests and helping deliver this prestigious event in April 2019
KOREAN GLOBAL FORMAT WORKSHOP
We were delighted to help deliver a workshop on Formats, International Sales Strategy and Finding Success in the international television market in Seoul, March 2019. In collaboration with KOCCA, the Korean Creative Content Agency, we organised special guest speakers and delivered six sessions across two days.
GET THE KNOWLEDGE 2019
We were recommissioned to deliver five regional training courses aimed at encouraging new talents into the Children's Television production sector. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver cost effective, regionally focused training across a range of subjects. We can access key talent to deliver detailed insight into a broad range of creative and technical skills.
PACT EXPORT ACCELERATOR WORKSHOPS 2019
We were asked to help find talent and organise sessions for a series of PACT workshops across the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the DTI.
PRIMED & READY: KEY TRAINING FOR SOUND AND CAMERA
We have succesfully delivered our commissioned training for the Children's TV Levy Council, managed by CREATVE SKILLSET! Designed for crew who want to work on Children's TV productions, the course covered health and safety, best practice on set and the importance of chaperoning.
WRITER'S CAMP – SHANGHAI, CHINA
We have concluded our search for leaders for a prestigious course to help writers in China develop high quality drama and movie scripts for the international market.
CHILDREN'S TELEVISION TRAINING
Thanks to investment from The Children's TV Levy Fund managed by Creative Skillset, we were delighted to stage new training courses for people who want to work in the sector. This training is part of a nationwide search to find more creative and techynical talent to work in Children's Television.
GRAND SCHEME CREATE FORMAT CONFERENCE!
In 2017 we were asked to produce and deliver a new, one day conference on the art of creating television formats. The event took place on THURDSAY NOVEMBER 30th at The Royal Festival Hall. FORMAT 24-17 featured key speeches and presentations by Commissioners, Executives and Format Creators.
2017 - INSURRECTION TEAMS WITH GRAND SCHEME!
LA-based production outfit Insurrection Media linked up wit Grand Scheme Media to develop and produce dramas for European networks and streamers.
We assisted Insurrection’s development efforts on retainer for six months.
2017 & 2016 IRISH COMEDY WRITING EVENT
First run in 2016 with thanks to CREATIVE SKILLSET, and reimagined for 2017 in collaboration with the BBC Academy's Digital Cities initiative, THE BELFAST COMEDY WRITING EVENT culminated with a live read of original comedy scripts at the BELFAST MEDIA FESTIVAL. We were also delighted to present our Writing Comedy For Screen session in collaboration with BBCWritersroom.
2017 - ALAN DAVIES - MADE IT TO SERIES FIVE!!
The 5th series of the show Grand Scheme Media helped devise for the DAVE channel, and which is produced by clients PHIL McINTYRE TELEVISION, began broadcasting in February 2017.
CLEMENT & LA FRENAIS THREE HOUR DOC SERIES
We packaged and pitched this idea in collaboration with key clients. These Entertainment Documentary specials for GOLD were incredibly well received. Produced by LINDSAY JEX for PHIL McINTYRE TELEVISION and SERIOUS COMEDY.
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TV DEVELOPMENT COURSE - STUDENTS ALL FOUND WORK!
Grand Scheme ran a three month, part-time course for BBC ACADEMY and THE NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL. All students went on to achieve professional work in Development.
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WORKING WITH ANDY SERKIS!
We were delighted to spend three months assisting on developing formats for THE IMAGINARIUM'S television division. Programme ideas revolved around utlising their state of the art performance capture technology.
GRAND SCHEME SECURE JAPANESE CONTRACT
Calling on our expertise in international formats, we were honoured to work closely with this major Japanese broadcaster to create and sell new formats.
UKRAINE 1+1 CALLS ON GRAND SCHEMERS
We were also involved in providing intel and advice to this key Ukrainian broadcaster.
GSM HELP USP CONTENT WIN BBC THREE COMMISSION
We devised a number of projects for USP CONTENT. This included the BBC THREE commission "Tim Lovejoy's How To Be England Manager".
DEVELOPMENT ASSIST FOR SILVER BULLET PRODUCTIONS
We worked on development projects for TV with digital music content providers, Silver Bullet.
GSM HELP CPL AND SKY CREATE PANEL SHOW WALL OF FAME
While working with CPL PRODUCTIONS' Development Unit, we co-devised this David Walliams SKY ONE comedy panel game series.
CLIENT SUPPORT FOR PBJ/JBJ MANAGEMENT
PBJ is one of a number of key talent management and agency groups that we have worked with. We specialise in working with their talent on ideas, advising them how to shape them for broadcasters and helping with pitch writing and brainstorming.
NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL
We run successful Development training initiative for the NFTS and work in the department as industry experts, mentors, and tutors.