The book also includes unique contributions and advice from leading organisations such as AMPAS, BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film London and WFTV, as well from Oscar and BAFTA-winning talent including Amma Asante (director, A United Kingdom), Steven Hall (VFX DoP, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Rebecca O'Brien (Producer, I, Daniel Blake).
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission, says: "A refreshingly honest, remarkably comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities, and obstacles faced by those entering the UK film industry. Backed up by well-researched facts, historical analysis and real insight from an array of talented professionals it is a valuable guide to this wonderful business."
Lizzie Evans, runner (Holby City, Spectre), says: "The ultimate secret weapon for anyone aspiring to work in drama. Packed full of facts and information and with interesting insights from industry pros, this book will equip you with all the knowledge you need to kickstart your career (and give you tips on how to get ahead once you're in)."
A comprehensive guide to finding work in UK Film and TV Drama for new entrants and graduates.
Includes information on...
How to find work in the Film and TV Drama industry
How Prep, Production, and Post really works
Understanding the paperwork
Guide to the UK job market and production companies
How to write a brilliant CV and cover letter
Advice on networking, finding jobs & building a career
10] interviews with experienced Oscar and Bafta-winning crew
50 'pearls of wisdom' from the best in the business (more below)
100+ job titles and departments explained
200+ Film and TV terms explained in our glossary
250+ useful links and resources
Insight from the people who worked on Gravity to Game of Thrones, This is England to Downton Abbey, Sherlock to Bond. You will find this book packed with authoritative insider knowledge from some of the very best in the business
Includes exclusive comments and career advice from:
Lord David Puttnam, Producer, Chariots of Fire
Carola Ash, Director of AMPAS (The Oscars) Europe
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive, BAFTA
Alison Small, Chief Executive, The Production Guild
Dinah Caine CBE, CEO, Creative Skillset
Amma Asante, Director, Belle
Roy Button, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Productions
Jacqui Taunton-Fenton, Head of BBC Drama Talent
Jed Mercurio, Writer/Director, Line of Duty
Debbie Vertue, Head of Production, Hartswood Films, Sherlock
John Yorke Head of Company Pictures
Rebecca O'Brien, Producer, Sixteen Films, I, Daniel Blake
Gillian Berrie, Producer, Sigma Films, Under the Skin
Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Beauty and the Beast
Neil Corbould, Special Effects Supervisor Saving Private Ryan
Nigel Heath, Hackenbacker Studios, Downton Abbey
Nicky Ball, Creative England Crew & Facilities Manager
Vicki Allen & Tamana Bleasedale, Calltime Company
David Worley, Camera Operator, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones
Andy Lowe, Gaffer, Paddington
Flora Moody, Make Up & Hair Artist, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
James Cox, Stunt performer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mark Sanger, Editor, Gravity