If you haven't already heard applications are once again open for the Guiding Lights mentoring scheme. This is what the organisers posted on shootingpeople today:
"Guiding Lights, the UK film industry's leading mentoring programme, is now open for applications. We're delighted to be running the scheme for a fourth time and are looking for twelve writers, directors and producers who would benefit from the support of a high-level industry mentor to help them move to the next level in their careers. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, Alex Garland, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen and Kevin Macdonald.
The deadline for applications is 2pm Friday 11th March.
We are pro-actively seeking applications from all sections of the community across the UK so it would be fantastic if you could please help disseminate this information to anyone you think might be suitable and would benefit from this type of high-level professional development support.
Further information about Guiding Lights, including previous participant case studies and FAQs can be found at www.guiding-lights.org.uk
Interested candidates already familiar with Guiding Lights should be aware that a number of changes have been made to the scheme. Details of these are contained in the guidelines on the Guiding Lights website. "