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
Screen Yorkshire is now accepting applications to its new Flex programme, a physical and online space for UK-based creative emerging talent to form agile storytelling partnerships.
New research from the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) suggests that the UK TV sector could take until 2028 to hit its Doubling Disability target.
Screenskills’ High-End TV Fund received £3.3m in industry contributions in 2020/2021, compared with £3.9m the previous year, illustrating a robust bounceback for the production industry despite a hiatus of more than three months last year due to Covid.
S4C has commissioned a three-part documentary following presenter Gareth Jones’ journey as he attempts to swim 60km across Wales to mark his 60th birthday.
You, a shiny new Sky One drama from writer Ben Chanan, has begun filming in Europe, with a production base in Berlin.
The Film and TV Charity has relaunched its Looking Glass Survey, two years after the 2019 research project first revealed serious mental health issues within the industry.