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Spring News

It’s almost officially Spring and it certainly feels like we are taking a step forward. We are seeing more job alerts and being asked for recommendations for crew which is a great sign. It may still be a while before everything is up and running, but it definitely feels brighter. If you are not working, keep busy – it really helps – and get outside and top your vitamin D doses up now - it will stand you in good stead in the months to come!




WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

We delivered our 5 day Introduction to Art Department course for Film London’s Equal Access Network last week – working with people looking to transfer from other creative industries. A really great group who were so keen to learn. Thanks to Film London for asking us to work with them on this.




We also ran our Petty Cash Buying Course with The Classic Prop Hire Co – always a great day. And we had a first – a presentation of a Tudor kitchen with accompanying music!

Thanks to Sara and Joe for all their support.




TOP TIP

Patrick Rolfe joined us for our Industry Session this month and gave a great piece of advice – Be the master of the step you are in before you step forward again. So, so true. Take your time, observe and learn – a career is a marathon.


THINGS WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYING

 

  • We often talk of how important it is to see UK independent films in cinemas – and now you can do it for free! The BFI is supporting Escape to the Cinema, a platform to promote British films with a limited distribution. You can book to see one film per month for free! So now there are no  excuses….

 

  • Graphics Union has been doing an A – Z of stamps on insta! Gorgeous, detailed reference material or just the perfect spot for philatelists!

 

  • If you are in the market for a new coffee/cold water travel mug – look no further! This one is great – holds more than most, keeps the temperature for up to 7 hours and has a brilliant no spill function – perfect for cars, trains, recce buses, markets  etc.


INDUSTRY SESSIONS & COURSES

  

POOR THINGS - PRODUCTION DESIGN - Saturday 13th April 10-11.30 Zoom

James Price and Shona Heath have had resounding award success this year for their Production Design on Poor Things. Join us to hear about their very special collaboration.

 

NETWORKING ZOOM - 17th April 7pm-8pm Zoom

Open to all, this is a great opportunity to catch up with industry friends, old and new, ask questions and get some guidance

 

GOOGLE SUITE, MIRO BOARDS AIRTABLE - 23rd, 30th April, 7th May 7.30-8.30pm

This is extremely beneficial for sudden responses to schedule and script change, job sharing and for those working across multiple sets and locations.

 

OVERVIEW OF THE ART DEPARTMENT - 7th May 10:00-12:30 Zoom

Perfect for graduates and New Entrants, this 2 hour session examines all the different job roles and art department teams, how they work together and what you need to succeed in them. We also discuss CVs, portfolios and who to call for work and when. It is full of advice for anyone starting out or wanting more information.  

 

INTRODUCTION TO SET DECORATING - 14th May 10:00-12:30 Zoom

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? This Introduction to Set Decorating session will help answer your questions. 

Perfect for graduates and New Entrants.

 

ONE TO ONE CAREER SESSIONS - BOOK A SLOT

These sessions are like a secret guidebook – all the stuff that you need to know but no-one ever tells you.” 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 to make sure it is industry focussed and then identify who you need to get it to and when.


MENTORING NETWORK  

 

May 2024 - Applications are now open!

The TP. Mentoring Network is a modular programme for people coming into, or moving up a grade in, physical production departments. It provides a range of information, workshops and one to one sessions to ensure mentees are industry-ready and armed with the right contacts and knowledge to progress their career in Feature Film and HETV.

Cost £275 +vat Details here



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