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18th July 2009

The Passionate about Media project culminated in a special event at the Performance Academy, Newcastle College.

Eighteen young people took part in the project to broaden participation in media and overcome barriers.

They had exclusive access to the largest TV Awards outside London, held at The Sage Gateshead. They produced a half hour documentary ACCESS ALL AREAS and an interactive DVD SO YOU WANT TO WORK IN MEDIA?.

More than a dozen award winners helped the young people with mentoring, advice and taking part as interviewees. They included the BBC's Carol Malia, ITV's Ian Payne and internationally-renowned cameraman David Baillie of Wildcat Films.

The project was funded by Awards for All, Northern Film and Media and the Royal Television Society North East and the Border Centre.

Full project report, pictures and video.

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