Ashton, D (2014) 'Making media workers: contesting film and television industry career pathways.' Television and New Media, 16 (3). pp. 275-294. ISSN 1527-4764

Official URL: 10.1177/1527476414532956


This article examines the position of the “runner” as an entry-level route into film and television production. Through the analysis of publicly available industry guidance materials, desirable characteristics and dispositions associated with working as a runner are identified. A recurring understanding emerges in these materials that the “rite of passage” of working as a runner is a necessary step for those seeking to break into film and TV production. In turn, tensions are revealed with perspectives from higher education students who question the value of mundane entry-level work and stress their degree experiences as a means to negotiate and challenge seemingly established career pathways.

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Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:18
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