The UK film and television production sector is rapidly expanding with a seemingly never ending appetite for production crew across the UK.
The role of Production Assistant is an ideal entry level position for those wanting to pursue a career in film and high-end television (HETV) drama production and is a central one within the production department, providing support to the producers, production managers and the wider production team.
This three day course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to help you secure a role as a production assistant in drama / film and provide a clear understanding of the responsibilities of the job.
Delivered over Zoom, each session will be fully interactive and involve practical tasks and written exercises to give you hands on experience of the role, based on examples of best practice.
Who Is This Course For?
No previous experience in the film and tv industry is necessary and we actively encourage applicants from groups who are currently under represented in the film and television industries. Please see further details under 'Fees & Funding' below.
About the Tutor
Rachel Robey is a producer and co-founder at Wellington Films, helping originate a series of acclaimed shorts, feature films and documentaries over the past two decades. Her breakout success came with Paul Andrew Williams' 2006 feature debut London To Brighton that won numerous prizes, including Best Achievement In Production at the British Independent Film Awards. More recently, she produced The Levelling and was Executive Producer on the Netflix Original Calibre which won the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Rachel takes on a broad range of teaching and consultancy activities with clients including the BFI Film Academy, the Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire, and the National Film and Television School. Her huge experience in film production has also seen her work in production on a number of celebrated films, including Anton Corbijn's Control and Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes.
The course will cover:
• Indie Film / Studio Pictures / HETV – what does it all mean and what is the difference?
• Overview of crew roles
• The Production Team: roles and responsibilities
• Overview of the strategic thinking undertaken by the production team
• Breaking down a script and production planning
• How to read a Call Sheet
The course will culminate with a session on how to search and apply for work with a focus on how to tailor your cv when applying for Production Assistant jobs.
Please make an application.