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May Newsletter

We have had some great Sessions this month, including Production Design with Mark Tildesley, Scenic Prop & Painting with Tess Faria and our ever popular, Overview of the Art Dept.

Production Designer -Mark Tildesley Scenic Prop & Painter - Tess Faria

MENTORING NETWORK We are very excited to introduce our new round of TP mentees – 8 new freelancers working in the art department and post production. They will work with us over the next 3 months, participating in a series of workshops, one to one sessions and time with their industry mentor. More from them soon. We also had a great meet up with mentees in London – so good to see everyone in real life and hear how well they are all doing. We have mentees working on a wide range of productions, including Empire of Light, One Day, And/Or, Never Let Me Go, Spiral Damsel, Fast and Furious, Our Man from Jersey and Bridgerton.


UPCOMING ART DEPARTMENT SESSIONS INTRODUCTION TO SET DECORATING Friday 10th June 10:00-12:30 Are you looking to work in the Set Decorating team on features and HETV dramas? Or would you like to know more about it before you decide where you are best suited? Details here OVERVIEW OF THE ART DEPARTMENT Tuesday 14th June 10:00-12:30 Our popular session which examines the scale and scope of the art department on feature films and HETV dramas and how to work successfully in it. Details here

UNDERSTANDING THE FILM INDUSTRY Tuesday 21st June 10:00-12:30 Are you wanting to work in the film industry? Have you started your career but need help progressing? This workshop will answer all your questions and point you in the right direction! Details here


INDUSTRY TOP TIP This month the top tip comes from a couple of our set dec mentees, who when recently asked for advice offered, “always go for a wee before you go out buying” and “make sure you have a car full of snacks” – solid advice for us all!


THINGS WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYING The RHS has brought moments of calm, inspiration and art this week. Impressive and relaxing in equal measure – and humbling to see Deborah James’ rose in full bloom. Also, if you are a gardening type Caroline Quentin on insta has a myriad of top tips for the green fingered and an envy inducing garden to enjoy. Dr Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist and has a great way of visualising anxiety and providing tools to manage stress. She is on insta/tik tok and gives good pointers on how to stay mentally well in challenging circumstances. River Cottage Kombucha – yes, kombucha is good for us and all the rage but is often undrinkable. This one is tasty and a great non alcoholic alternative on a hot day – also a good energy boost mid afternoon; (sipping slowly is a must, it’s still vinegar whatever you put in it!)


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