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November Newsletter



HOW TO WRITE A FILM CV & NETWORK - Tuesday 6th December 10:00 - 12:00 Perfect for newcomers who need advice and support writing and sending out their CV. This session will check that your CV is written in the correct film industry format and that it is reaching the right people at the right time. We’ll also look at how to network effectively, offer lots of tips to stop it being daunting and when to follow up with people you have talked to. Cost £50+vat Details here ONE-TO-ONE CAREER SESSION - 60mins Online This one hour session looks at where you want to be in the film and television drama industries and what you need to do to get there. We look at your CV, who you need to be sending it to and when and how to fill your skills and knowledge gaps; "All the stuff that you need to know but no-one ever tells you". Cost £125+vat Details here

SET DECORATING FOR FILM - January 2023 This is a new programme for Assistant Set Decorators who are considering moving into a Head of Department role and those who have made the move within the last 2 years. It will focus on:

  • how to move up into a HoD role successfully

  • how to liaise and negotiate effectively with other HoDs

  • how to strengthen leadership and management skills

  • how to motivate and ensure well-being in your team

  • how to recruit inclusively and understand good business and employment practices.

Tutors: Alice Felton (Mickey 7, Cruella, The Favourite), Kathryn Pyle (Fast X, The Peripheral, Cinderella), Sarah McCaffrey (Psychotherapist and film trainer ) will deliver management and mental well-being elements, HR & Employment Specialists, The Small HR Company, will deliver the modules on leadership, conduct, recruitment and HR practices. Dates: Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January, 8pm-9pm on Zoom* * subject to change due to tutor availability Applications: click through here This course is FREE to participants and supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery.




ARCHITECTS INTO ART DEPARTMENT IN FILM This course is now underway – we are working with 16 architects who are looking to move into the film and tv industry. This group will be ready to go onto productions in January and a second course will start for the next group – so lots more art department assistants and draughtspeople coming soon!

PRODUCTION BUYING IN FILM Our first round of this course for 12 participants has now drawn to a close and we loved working with them. One participant noted that “'s been so informative. It was great to hear from kind, open, knowledgeable and relatable speakers. It was very much needed and invaluable to hear how jobs can and should be done!” – the second group start next week and will be working with Eva Onsrud, Emma Field Rayner and Sarah McCaffrey on all aspects of being successful in the role.

MENTORING NETWORK We caught up with some of our mentees from the TP. Mentoring Network recently and were so pleased to hear how well they are all doing. Over 90% of them are working on band 2 and 3 productions in various art department and production roles. We’ll be introducing them on social media over the next few weeks so look out for them there…..

INDUSTRY TOP TIP We have well and truly tipped into Autumn weather so it’s useful to carry a cold weather safety kit in your car – torch, extra clothes, blankets and snacks. You just never know! Good in case of emergency but also for wet days at Kempton or working in cold workshops! THINGS WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYING

  • The Menu – out now in cinemas, dark, shocking and beautiful to watch with excellent performances….

  • Mark Milsome Foundation – it was the 5th anniversary of Mark’s death last week and it was so impressive to see how many crews wore the specially designed t shirts – these were to remember Mark and his untimely, tragic death but also draw awareness to the MMF Health and Safety Certificate. This is a way of ensuring that sets can be safer and we can feel more confident to speak up when something doesn’t feel right.

  • Things The Cinema at Battersea Power Station is curating a short film programme and is looking for content to screen in 2023. Perfect opportunity to create profile for new and emerging talent. Anyone interested in submitting should email here. Films can be any genre and any length under 30 minutes.


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