Film and TV drama
The increased range of ways in which films or programmes can be seen - in cinemas, on TV, or through streaming platforms like Netflix or Hulu - means there's a greater demand for skills in the industry than ever before.
Production companies making films and TV dramas are looking for carpenters to build the sets, accountants to keep the books, people who know the law to negotiate the selling of rights - and much more. Browse these icons to find a role that interests you and click on it to learn how to get in.
You might also want to download our maps: film and TV drama, idea to screen (PDF) or film and TV drama industry map (PDF) for an overview of job roles.
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Floor runner (Film and TV drama)
- Assistant director
- Finance controller
- Floor runner (Film and TV drama)
- Line producer (Film and TV Drama)
- Locations manager
- Locations trainee
- Production accountant
- Production coordinator (Film and TV Drama)
- Production runner
- Production secretary
- Production manager (Film and TV drama)
- Assistant production coordinator
Art department trainee
Hair and make-up trainee
Video assist trainee
Post-production runner (Film and TV drama)
Visual effects (VFX)
Involves making sequences on a computer that can't be created on set, like enormous crowds and fire-breathing dragons
Combines art with programming as well as production, design and testing - the UK’s fastest growing entertainment industry
Creates the illusion of movement, includes computer-generated, stop-motion and hand-drawn animation
Can be defined as 'TV without actors' - non-fiction telly on any subject from natural history and music to dating or learning a skill
Is the final stage in film and programme-making where footage is cut, music, sound and commentary are mixed and visual effects are added