ScreenSkills Production Lab 2020

Course type

Short Course


2 days

*Back with new dates!*

Are you a high-end TV drama production assistant, production secretary or assistant production coordinator looking to up your skills in the lockdown… or a factual production manager and coordinator hoping to move into HETV drama? ScreenSkills’ free Production Lab masterclass is back with more spaces and great guest speakers and will be delivered by via Zoom.

The course will be available for two groups of 25 trainees, each attending three-hour Zoom sessions on four consecutive Saturdays in September. Each group will be assigned a morning or afternoon slot. Successful applicants will be placed on one of the sessions (dates and times are visible in the schedule below). If there are any dates you are unable to attend, make sure to make a note of that in your application.

GROUP A (AM sessions):

  • 5th September (10am - 1pm)
  • 12th September (10am - 1pm)
  • 19th September  (10am - 1pm)
  • 26th September (10am - 1pm)

GROUP B (PM sessions):

  • 5th September (3pm - 6pm)
  • 12th September (3pm - 6pm
  • 19th September (3pm - 6pm)
  • 26th September (3pm - 6pm)

To apply, please read the requirements below then click here .

Course content

The course will be led by production manager Imogen Gay (Peaky Blinders, Top Boy), using expertise amassed over a career in high-end TV drama and film for Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Atlantic. She will also introduce an impressive range of expert guest speakers.

The course contents are carefully designed to give junior production crew a comprehensive knowledge of standard practice across the industry. It covers all the crucial parts of the job including:

  • schedules
  • working with scripts
  • crewing up
  • casting
  • tech recces
  • call sheets.

Who it's for

We are looking to develop the skills of current working HETV crew.
This is NOT an entry level scheme, but for those who have production office experience.

We’re primarily looking for candidates with HETV credits under their belt or a wealth of non-scripted production experience and a strong commitment to move into HETV.

This is a scheme for current, working production assistant, production secretary or assistant production coordinator to develop a deeper understanding of the production process, to become more confident in the role and improve your skills.

An independent production manager will be reviewing all shortlisted CVs to make the final selections.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday 5th August 2020
Successful applicants will be informed by Monday 10th August 2020

To apply, click here .

Course free due to ScreenSkills funding

This training addresses an industry skills shortage and is subsidised by ScreenSkills as an investment in the professional development of people working in the UK screen industries.

Contact information

Training provider

ScreenSkills Production Lab 2020

Film jobs & TV jobs in the UK. High End TV Drama. Provides Chase List of upcoming productions. Authors of Breaking into UK Film & TV Drama

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