What is an Art Director?
The Art Department is the biggest department in most productions, in terms of crew members, costs and workload. The Art Director leads the department by realising the vision of the Production Designer.
On feature films, the Art Director is the ‘Project Manager’ of the Art Department. Appointed by the Production Designer, they are responsible for the whole Art Department crew. On TV productions they can also handle scheduling and budgeting operations, whilst the roles of Art Director and Production Designer are often combined in smaller productions.
What is a Production Coordinator?
The production office, taking care of all the administrative side of films and TV production, is run by the Production Coordinator, who acts as a reference point for the rest the crew before and during production.
A Videographer is the person behind the camera, shooting all types of productions and events. In this article, we will be discussing the key skills of a Videographer and how you can become one.
What is a Script Reader?
In order to evaluate and assess the suitability of a script to be produced, some companies, especially those involved in the funding process, employ Script Readers to provide objective opinions on new proposals. In this article, we will be discussing the role of the Script Reader and the key skills you will need to become one.
What is a Prop Maker?
Prop Makers usually work for film, TV or theatre productions. As a Prop Maker you will be responsible for making a variety of items. This could be anything from replica weapons to trees.
What does a Rigger do?
A Rigger is an individual in charge of assembling and dismantling gear such as; scaffolding, cables, and ropes on set. In this article, we will be talking about the duties of a Rigger and the key skills you will need to become one.
What is a Publicist?
A publicist is someone that is hired to represent and manage all media relationships for their client. They essentially as act as a barrier between the public, and the media. Within the entertainment industry, there is a large group of divisions that all work to promote a production. Within this large group, you will find publicists. Publicists are experts on demographics, press targeting and such like. In this article, we will be discussing the role of the publicist, and the skills you will need to become one.
What is a Casting Director?
Casting Directors work closely with the Director to find the right talent to realise the artistic vision for a feature. For this reason, Casting Directors are essential to any production. The creative vision of a film, TV show or theatre production could not be realised without them. In this article, we will be talking you through the key elements of the Casting Director’s role, and the skills you will need to become one.
Next month we will be returning to Covent Garden in London, for the latest in our long-running series of TV Networking events, offering a chance to hear from the top programme-makers behind some of the UK’s biggest shows.
On Thursday 11th April we will be joined by CPL Productions’ Creative Director, Murray Boland, who will be taking us behind the scenes of two of the company’s most significant recent commissions: Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds and The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes.
Next month we will be returning to London’s Covent Garden, for the latest in our long-running series of TV Networking events, giving you the chance to hear from some the UK’s top programme-makers!
On Thursday 11th April we will be joined by Burning Bright’s Head of Factual, Susanne Curran, and Director, Jenny Ash, who will be discussing the making of Channel 4’s 100 Vaginas.