Two new PMA workshops for 2018
The first is a legal workshop called Production Crew Contracts. Held on 1 February in Soho, it will be presented by Nigel Abbas and Jenny Spearing from Abbas Media Law.
Crew contracts vary greatly from production company to production company - there is no standard industry template as there is for presenters, consultants etc, but the same areas should be covered in all.
The session will identify what those areas should be and also reference any updates that should be included due to changes in law and best practice and broadcaster requirements over recent years.
The event is free for PMA members and £30 for other attendees.
The second workshop is called So You Want to be a Production Co-ordinator? It runs on 20 January at Ealing Studios. The session will provide the opportunity to learn from experienced production managers the skills and knowledge needed to become a production co-ordinator.
The course costs £70 and will cover many key aspects of the role, including the setting up of shoots and all that entails; collecting all release forms and creating the initial risk assessment for sign off by the PM, taking care of petty cash, monitoring floats and checking expenses.
For more details on both sessions and how to apply, click here.
Also on The Knowledge
The latest studio to come under the spotlight in our feature series is Sky Studios Elstree, a huge new facility with 12 sound stages, six acres of backlot and sustainability high on the agenda.
UK creative industries union Bectu is to hold a rally urging the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in the US to “negotiate swiftly” to bring the ongoing actors’ strike to a close.
Channel 4 has announced the 12 writers who have won places on this year’s 4Screenwriting, the broadcaster’s drama screenwriting course.
Creative UK and Triodos Bank have launched a new £35m Creative Growth Finance II fund, that aims to grow the UK sector by £50bn and create one million extra jobs by 2030.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Hollywood companies have said they will continue contract negotiations on Thursday after resuming talks on Wednesday in efforts to reach a deal on a new three-year agreement.
The new edition of The Knowledge is due out in early December and we are now nearing the deadline for bookings!