“Working Freelance on Television” Talk Takes Place at EMU Faculty of Communication & Media Studies

A talk titled “Working Freelance on Television” took place at the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), and was organized by the Faculty of Communication Studies, Department of Radio-TV and Film Studies. The talk was given by Halit Ziya Demirta? who has been working in Turkish television for 30 years. The event which took place at the FCMS Purple Hall was attended by a large number of people.

The opening speech of the talk was given by Chair of the Department of Radio-TV and Film, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahire Efe Ozad who thanked the attendees for their involvement and wished everyone a productive talk. Underlining the importance of the faculty and sector coming together, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ozad stated that such organizations will continue in the future.

Demirta? who is the creator of successful television series such as Man?et”, “Zamanda Yolculuk”, “ve Zaman Durdu”, “Hey Taksi” and “?ki Ku?ak Bir Mutfak” provided students with information about Freelance work stating that he started such work on Ye?ilcam and has been carrying it out in the 30 years that have passed since then.

Demirta? spoke about the difficulties he faced when starting his career, the firsts he lived in the business and the paths he followed. During the speech he stated “Specialize, so that you stand out and don’t become ordinary. Be knowledgeable about a topic and trust your knowledge”. Demirta? also advised students to decide what they want to do upon the completion of their education and to add experiences onto the knowledge picked up at the university.

Providing examples from work during his 30 year career Demirta? went on to answer audience questions. The talk ended with a group photo after Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ozad and Vice Chair of the Department of Radio-TV and Film Studies Ahmet Goran handed Demirta? a gift and plaque of appreciation.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University