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ITV2 commissions Twofour to produce The Exclusives, following six writers compete for contract with Bauer Media


ITV2 has commissioned Twofour to produce The Exclusives, an exciting new seven-part series which offers an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity for six young, ambitious, wannabe entertainment writers to work for publishing giant Bauer Media.

Millions of us scour the celebrity pages to get our weekly fix of glamour, celebrity news and music.  Now you can not only read these stories in magazines but live and breathe them on ITV2 when six creative, wannabe reporters compete for a highly-prized 12-month contract with one of Europe’s largest magazine publishers.

Each trainee will learn to hone their skills working closely with the hugely successful teams behind some of the UK’s best known magazines including heat, Empire, FHM, Closer, more!, Kerrang!

A nationwide search will be mounted to find six phenomenal candidates who dream of becoming a hotshot reporter and get a foot in the door at these top magazines to experience the world of fame, fashion, movies and music.

They will be given incredible backstage access to some of the most high profile and glamorous events of the year, and will be coached and mentored in the crafts of interviewing, organising photo shoots and connecting with their reader.

The Exclusives will showcase the fast-paced and competitive world of magazine publishing, plus the kind of talent needed to make it.

There can only be one winner and our talented finalists will have their work cut out to impress the judges, beat their rivals and land their dream job.

Angela Jain, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said: “Working in the media is an opportunity that many young people would love to pursue and a peek at what it takes to get that chance on some of the country’s most respected publications feels perfect for ITV2. The right candidate will have to demonstrate tenacity, initiative and creativity in abundance and watching them go through their paces should make for entertaining television.”

Abby Carvosso, Managing Director of Bauer Media adds:  “This is a brilliant way to show the kind of raw talent and real skill you need to have to make it in the media today. This show demands total passion, dedication and expertise and the series will show what it really takes to create the most exciting magazines in the country. We’re on the hunt for a gutsy, fearless and talented individual who stands out from the crowd.”

Dan Adamson, Director of Programmes for Twofour Broadcast, the company behind Educating Essex, says: “Bauer’s raft of magazine titles is second to none and offers an amazing backdrop for this series.  Working closely with Bauer we hope to put some of Britain’s hottest young talents through an extraordinary experience before one of them gets the chance of a lifetime.”

The Exclusives has been ordered for ITV2 by Angela Jain, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions.  The commissioning editor for ITV is Kate Maddigan.

The series is produced by Twofour for ITV2.  The executive producers are Dan Adamson and Andrew Mackenzie.  The series producer is Jonathon Holmes.

The 7 x 60 minute series will broadcast on ITV2 later in the year.

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