Organising Overseas Filming... With Hannah Gosney


  • Mon 9 Aug 15:00-16:15
  • Tues 10 Aug 15:00-16:00
  • Wed 11 Aug 15:00-16:15
  • Thur 12 Aug 15:00-16:15
  • Fri 13 Aug 15:00-16:15

This is a five day course, please only apply if you can attend all days and are in one of the job roles listed below.

Organising Overseas filming can be incredibly challenging; dealing with difficult visas and carnets as well as having to organise flights and accommodation for your crews.  Plus all of the additional considerations and requirements for filming overseas.

This course will cover everything you need to think about and put in place for overseas filming.  It will be broken down into easy to digest sections over 5 days and will include practical examples as well as guidance and the chance to ask questions throughout. 

Who it's for

This course gives confidence to those with little or no foreign filming experience.  It’s suitable for any roles within Unscripted TV who want to know how to organise and set up overseas filming.

By the end of the course you will understand the extra organisation required to set up a foreign shoot and where to go for resources and support. 

What it covers

  • Finding Fixers
  • Applying for Visas and Permissions
  • Organising Recces
  • Booking Travel & Accommodation
  • Creating Carnets
  • Additional purchases
  • Creating a Call Sheet 
  • Creating and reviewing a Risk Assessment
  • Additional paperwork required
  • What to do when the crew get back
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • Q and As


Hannah Gosney is an experienced Head of Production/Senior Production Manager.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in setting up foreign shoots in most countries in the world as well as remote and hostile environments.  These include places such as Afghanistan, The Arctic, The Amazon Rainforest, The Oman Desert as well as countries such as Russia, America, Dubai, India, China, Laos, Vietnam and countless others. 

Throughout her career she’s been passionate about nurturing and training crew and understands the importance of best practice in the industry.  With this in mind she now focuses her time on providing training for the media industry with an emphasis on those working in production.  She has a Level 3 Train the Trainer qualification and is a Level 3 qualified ILM Coach & Mentor. 

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give others the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.



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