The Knowledge book was first published in 1986 by three production managers,
who decided to get together and pool their contacts and expertise.
The result, thirty years on, is a directory that has become known as the industry bible for film and TV professionals.
Twelve years after the print edition was launched, the website was born.
Theknowledgeonline.com quickly became a one-stop shop for those looking for crew, service providers, suppliers and anyone who may work behind the camera in film and television.
A few years later we launched The Knowledge Bulletin.
This weekly news digest now carries advertising as well as a potted version of the varied original content – news, features and guides - published over the last seven days, and goes out to over 20,000 people.
MBI took over The Knowledge in 2015. The site now has over 420 categories, from armourers to art directors, from baby wranglers to line producers, making it a must-use-tool for anyone looking to source services, suppliers, crew or studios in the UK.
Take a look around the website and find out why so many industry professionals rely on The Knowledge for all their production needs.
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- Withnail & I
Sarah is our head of sales. She’s worked on the Knowledge since 1995 so she knows her grips from her gaffers. Sarah is also head of The Knowledge zumba fitness class, keeping the team fit and healthy.
Shaken, Not Stirred
- Bond films, various
After spending eighteen years tangling with the high flying egos of celebrities and their publicists, Nia alighted at Wilmington nearly ten years ago. Here her research skills are put to good use as she unearths and verifies film and TV production news, first hand from the producers themselves. From Bond to Paddington Bear, Nia tries to talk to them all…
Alex has worked on the Knowledge since 1995 with Sarah. She’s our representative located in deepest Kent – and is instantly recognizable on the phone by her deep dulcet tones. She is never happier than with a glass of Pinot in her hand and the Knowledge in the other!
Our resident Production Intelligence guru, Matt spends the vast majority of his spare time sampling obscure ciders and chowing down on international cuisine. He levels out his cultural escapades with some more base activities like following the mighty Tottenham Hotspur over land and sea.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Alex oversees all digital content of Production Intelligence and The Knowledge. She joined the team in February 2013 after working in the online journalism industry for some five years. She loves documentaries (a.k.a. ‘guilt free telly’) and she practically lives in London’s amazing independent cinemas.