So you want to be a TV Presenter? Well, the TV Academy’s Television Presenter Course returns to Dublin for one weekend, held on the first weekend in October (5th and 6th) in Dublin. Graduates are awarded a Certificate in Television Presentation and get their own professionally produced showreel at the end of the course.
“Over and above the professional experience of doing the course, I found that I got much more confidence in my own abilities” said Elaine Nunes Wzorek. “TV is not an easy area. It is really competitive. Sometimes, I think there isn’t enough room for everyone. But, once you get known and get started, you can’t stop” she added. Her showreel is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqUVh_f9mTg
Elaine is the eldest of three children from Curitiba in Brazil. A university graduate in journalism, she quickly found that her passion was for television broadcasting and not for writing. She worked with TV Jataí in Goiás as a local reporter, then with TV Globo, one of the largest television stations in the world, for a further two years. She then re-located to São Paulo where she worked as a field reporter with a production company, making educational and career programmes. Moving to Ireland to improve her English, she began broadcasting with an online Brazilian TV station where she has created 60 videos in one year. She is now moving back to Brazil for the World Cup next year. She is looking for work in television as a sports journalist. What is her advice to anyone thinking of a career in television? “Try it. Go for it. If you like it – you really can’t do anything else. I just love it” she said.
The TV Presenters course runs over one weekend 5 and 6 October. “We have graduates working as presenters, researchers and sports journalists. A career as a television presenter needs two things – good training and a lot of luck. We provide the training and the showreel, and we help our graduates to create their own luck by offering them advice and guidance” said Ellen Gunning, the Academy’s director.
The TV Academy’s courses this autumn will be held in Sandyford, Dublin. Details are on www.tvacademy.ie or phone 01-2780802.
Further details: Ellen Gunning 086-8262151