Tales of TV’s Dark Side

I hope you might be able to help me with a worthwhile project.
I’m helping out with a session at this year’s Edinburgh television festival entitled “HOW TO RUN A BETTER INDIE” which will feature the true stories of the worst things freelancers have ever had to do in the name of making great, and not so great, telly, and I’m looking to gather those examples.
I going to use actors/comedians to film a range of anonymous anecdotes  (written in a way that will hide their identities) that reveal some of the lunatic demands placed upon freelancers during their career. We won’t be asking people to name names and all the anecdotes will be treated in the strictest confidence so participants shouldn’t worry about their career prospects.
This is a chance to vent and share horrifying or hilarious (or both) tales of working in telly. But it will have a purpose- we’ll screen the stories to a panel of influential industry insiders at the festival to see how they react and ask them what they’ll do to make the world we work in a better place.
I’d really appreciate it if you could forward/post/share/tweet this link www.tvhorrorstories.wordpress.com which contains the details, among your members, facebook friends and colleagues or ask them to email their experiences to paultvcasting@gmail.com 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information.
Thanks for taking the time to read this


Paul Hughes

JackFrancis Media. Steven Harris

A company that likes to make money, but doesn’t like to spend it on its junior workers. Shameful behaviour JackFrancis Media!

Employer: JackFrancis Media
Location: Basildon – Norfolk pointer
Duration: 20th – 25th July, starts 20th July
More Info: http://www.jackfrancismedia.co.uk
Apply to: Jessica
Created: 13 Jun 2014, Expires: 27 Jun 2014

We are looking for a Production Runner that is available for 6 days from the 20th – 25th July. For an apprentice style show for an online audience. Please only apply if you are available for the entire shoot duration.

You don’t need bags of experience to apply for this role, however you do need a keen and hard working attitude whilst on set and be willing to work long hours. This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to gain experience on set and learn from a very talented crew. Please note the role is unpaid.

The filming location is in Norfolk, you need to be able to make your own way to location, but your accommodation, expenses & food will be provided for the 6 days.

Please include any relevant experience in your application.

Why isn’t this paid at least the minimum wage?