If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes, then this course, Leadership and Management for Film Professionals, delivered by Screen Central and commissioned by ScreenSkills, is for you.
We're looking for 12 participants from any department - you could be producing, directing, an assistant director, in locations, art department, costume, hair and make-up, production office, cameras, lighting, sound or post-production. The main criteria is that you're looking to step up into management and want some training and support to do this or are already a manager and looking to polish your skills.
What is the course structure?
This course will consist of a mixture of group workshops and one-to-one mentoring. The workshops will take place outside of usual working hours to allow for maximum participation and the one-to-one mentoring can be arranged to suit the participants.
Prior to the first workshop session, you will carry out a personal skills audit to identify your leadership and management skills gaps and identify possible mentors.
You will receive up to six hours of mentoring during the programme with a mentor of your choice who will be assigned to help you implement and develop your skills, allowing you both to discuss your development whilst on the job.
The workshops will take place across four half-days between October 2019 and January 2020. By the end of the workshop sessions, you will have created a professional development plan identifying how to actively apply your newly acquired leadership and management skills.
Who will deliver the course?
The course will be delivered by Rachel Robey and Caroline Officer.
Rachel is a producer, and founder at Wellington Films, known for her work on multiple award-winning feature films such as London to Brighton, Calibre and The Levelling, and numerous successful short films. Rachel also has a strong background in physical production having worked in a freelance capacity on films including Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007), Skeletons (Nick Whitfield, 2010) and Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004). Between 2011 and 2017, Rachel was a film programme manager at the British Council where she leads on the development of film programmes in the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa and created the Hakaya Souria development programme, working with displaced Syrian filmmakers in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
Caroline is an award-winning television producer and teacher. As a producer, she spent six years at BBC Birmingham before moving to London to become the first series producer of Ready Steady Cook. She also helped devise the award-winning Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook. Caroline returned to Birmingham to open Endemol Midlands and led the production of over 1,000 hours of television content. More recently she was the MA Television Production course director at Birmingham City University which she ran until June 2018. Caroline has extensive experience in leading large teams of filmmakers as well as being an experienced educator and trainer.
We strongly support the development of an inclusive workforce in film and television and welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those who consider themselves disabled.
This training is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funding awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.
Early applications are encouraged and will be considered before the deadline. The application deadline is midday on 16 September 2019. Applicants will be notified on or before 20 September 2019. Priority will be given to those based in the West Midlands.
There is a fee of £75 per person payable by participants for taking part in this course.
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