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WFTV Awards Production Assistants Call Out!

WFTV are delighted to be organising the Women in Film and TV Awards 2021 on Friday 03 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane (W1K 1BE). We are looking for an incredible team of production assistants to support on the day with operations and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. If you have production or event management experience and would like to help the WFTV Team deliver this event, please get in touch with Claudia Merhej (Senior Awards & Events Producer) at claudia@wftv.org.uk with a copy of your CV, phone number and email address. This is a paid opportunity.

Pitzhanger Perspectives: Angellica Bell and Konnie Huq

Join TV presenters Angellica Bell and Konnie Huq to hear a fascinating discussion about how the Ealing childhood friends both ended up conquering children’s TV and built successful media careers. Chaired by Lorraine Heggessey, former Controller of BBC One and WFTV 2020 Mentor, who worked with the pair when she was Head of Children’s BBC. You can register here.

Renegade Pictures looking for a number of roles

Renegade Pictures have just been commissioned to make an exciting specialist factual documentary series for a US and UK broadcaster.

We are looking for production staff to join a lovely team and help craft this show in the following roles: 

  • Line producer

  • Junior Production Manager

  • Production Co-ordinator 

To start ASAP and go through until Spring/Summer next year.

 

If you're available now and interested, or coming free in the next week or two, please send your CV to candice.martin@renegadepictures.co.uk

SISTER looking to fill a variety of roles

We are looking for HODs for a new SISTER / BBC One production, Better, to be based and shot in Leeds from next year. We are keen to work with a diverse, locally-based crew, so if this applies to you please get in touch. 

As this is a regionally funded production, we are expected to crew locally, therefore we do not have a budget for overnight accommodation. 

 

Please send CVs and availability ASAP to careers@sister.net.

 

Production Designer

prep: 6th Dec - 17th Dec

           3rd Jan 2022 - 11th March

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

Wrap: N/A

 

DoP

Prep: 31st Jan - 11th March

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

 

Costume Designer

Prep: 7th Feb -11th March

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

Wrap:20th - 24th June

 

Make Up Designer

Prep: 21st Feb - 11th March

Shoot : 14th March - 17th June

Wrap: 20th -21st June

 

Sound Recordist

Prep: 28th March - 11th March (6x days within period)

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

Wrap: 20th June

 

Gaffer

Prep: 28th Feb - 11th March

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

Wrap: 20th - 21st June

 

Key Grip

Prep: 7th March - 11th March

Shoot: 14th March - 17th June

Wrap: 20th - 21st June

Production Coordinator, EFL - IMG Productions

Position: Production Coordinator  

Contract: Fixed Term (7 Months)

Applications: External Link

IMG’s EFL Productions incorporates both The EFL Highlights Show; producing 65 studio shows for Discovery owned broadcaster, Quest and the Broadcast Partnership between IMG and The EFL; delivering multi-camera, fully produced, live Remote and OB coverage of Championship games and single camera coverage of all League One, Two, EFL Cup and Trophy games, as well as post-produced highlights.

                            

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Coordinator will work across the department’s onsite production and operations.

Responsibilities will include, booking and scheduling freelancers, maintaining cost trackers and cohesive rosters, raising PO’s and processing invoices, regular liaison with the camera agency, OB providers and EFL Clubs, creating call sheets for single, 4 and 6 camera outside broadcasts and completing comprehensive Risk Assessments.

The successful candidate will have previously worked at a Production Assistant level, have knowledge on OB’s and experience with booking shoots. They will have experience of cost tracking, raising purchase orders and processing invoices, producing call sheets and experience of dealing with Health and Safety protocols and risk assessments.

Working Conditions

  • This is a full time, 7-month fixed-term contract and will be based at Stockley Business Park, Uxbridge.

  • Working hours are average 40 hours per week

  • Applicants must be prepared to work weekends if necessary and over Bank holidays
     

Application deadline is Friday 29th October 2021, 11:59pm GMT

 

IMG is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Paper Entertainment are looking for a Documentary Researcher

Paper Entertainment are looking for a documentary researcher to acquire media & public records and locate subject area experts for an investigatory documentary feature about a tragic accident.

 

Applicants should be fluent in French, German and English and have the ability and desire to work autonomously and remotely.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience in investigatory documentaries and some knowledge of both French and German judiciary systems.

 

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. Fee/Salary based on experience.

Contact Caroline Amer for more information camer@paper-entertainment.com 

UPM wanted to create an industry standard budget for a low budget film

Film Budget: 3million Euros

Number of pages: 99

Genre: Action Thriller

Filming Days: 40 -  (8 weeks - 5 day work week)

 

Cast: Ensemble with UK and EU talent for the four main characters

Location(s): Predominantly 2 .The "Interiors" are  80 % of the film, 70% of those take place in a contained single location (a country house/mansion), the remainder are in a coffee shop, and a Police station. The "Exteriors" take place in and around Paris. 

 

Children: None

Animals: None

Explosions: None

Stunts: Yes

Weapons: Yes

Deadline: November 1, 2021

 

We need the budget not later than November 1, 2021

 

Please send CV, references and your fee to harristully@gmail.com with "Budget" in the Subject line.

WFTV Member and Trainee Script Editor looking to collaborate with new writers

WFTV member Hannah is looking to build experience in script editing having recently trained on John Yorke's Story for Script Development Course and read for several competitions and production companies including BAFTA Rocliffe, Studio21, The Forge Entertainment and Kudos.

 

If any writer would like some notes on their draft, I would love and welcome some feedback on my notes: hbdrennan@gmail.com

Renegade Pictures are looking for recruit a number of roles 

RENEGADE PICTURES are looking for: 

  • An experienced LINE PRODUCER / PRODUCTION MANAGER to work on an ambitious, big budget space-based unscripted project for a US broadcaster/streamer.  Experience of filming in the US and working with a US client a bonus.  To start immediately, the initial contract is for 4 months with a view to extend. 

  • A LINE PRODUCER / PRODUCTION MANAGER to help craft an exciting 6-part documentary series, featuring spectacular train journeys around the world.  You will be working closely with a Series Producer to make this ambitious new show; to be broadcast on More4 and Nat Geo.  Experience of setting up international shoots an essential and working with a US broadcaster a bonus.  We will be starting pre-production in mid-late October and the contract is for 6 months. It will be London/Remote working. 

  • A PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR to work on an exciting 6-part documentary series, featuring spectacular train journeys around the world. The programme will be shown on More4 and Nat Geo.  We will be starting pre-production in mid-late October and the contract is for 6 months. It will be London/Remote working. 

 

Please email Zara.Akester@renegadepictures.co.uk with your CV and a covering email.  

 

We are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve. 

Endeavor are looking for a Production Coordinator

Job Title Production Coordinator
Department Premier League Productions
Main Purpose of Job To provide key production co-ordination and assistance for the Premier League Studio team
and across the Premier League Productions team.
Reports To Production Manager
Direct Reports Production Assistant
Hours of Work Average 40 hours per week, will include weekend work
Contract Type / Length Fixed Term
Location Stockley Park, Uxbridge


For more information about the role, please head here. 

The Garden are an edit based research and seeking new talent for a returning prime time series

The Garden Productions is looking for an edit based, strong researcher to work on a factual series in London. You must have great organisational skills, good attention to detail and be confident to work independently. The role is to start mid-end October.

 

We value the diversity of our teams and as an inclusive employer want our workforce to reflect our wider society. We actively seek applications from people with diverse backgrounds. Please send CVs and availability by 13th Oct to jobs@thegarden.tv with the subject LT researcher, Thank you!

 

The Garden Productions is also interested in meeting people for a variety of roles from Runner to Executive Producer to start filming early next year. 

Candidates should have a passion for great storytelling and a genuine curiosity and experience in the world around them. 

Journalism skills, languages, archive experience and an understanding of how to navigate the best of Snapchat and Tiktok welcome. 

 

We value the diversity of our teams and as an inclusive employer want our workforce to reflect our wider society. We actively seek applications from people with diverse backgrounds. Please send CVs and your availability to Dee or Andrea at jobs@thegarden.tv, Thank you!

IMG Media are looking for a Media Coordinator

Job Summary: Reporting to the Lead Digital Content Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring the lifecycle of multiple clips and working with the Digital Content Manager in archiving media into IMG’s MAM. The candidate will be working in a team as part of a shift pattern.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
• To monitor the lifecycle of all clips from point A to B. Ensuring clips have reached their destination
• To communicate any failures in transfers to the relevant personnel
• Clear handover information for colleagues as this will be a shift-based role
• Carryout the archiving of media into IMG’s MAM
• Media Management services on various projects
• You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job


Unusual Challenges or Circumstances e.g. shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc
• Evening shifts
• Weekend shifts
• Overnight shifts


Key Results Areas
• Maintaining a high level of service to all clients
• Monitoring and identifying failures in transfers
• Successful ingest, identification, storage and retrieval of all digital content

Silver Salt Films are looking for a Film & TV Development Executive 

We're an independent film & TV production company creating bold, distinctive content for a global audience. 

We now have an opportunity for an experienced Film & TV Executive to work alongside our two directors in a part-time, 6-month contract role. 

For more information about the role, please head here. 

Common Story is looking for a Development Producer or Director

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER or DIRECTOR

 

Common Story is looking for a development producer or director with BBC Three credits / experience to work with us to produce a compelling treatment / pitch due 15th October. We are through to the second phase of a paid development scheme with a cracking documentary idea we need help getting over the line.

 

Please contact WFTV member and co-founder of Common Story, Beth Newell at beth@commonstory.tv 

 

About Common Story: we’re a new production company based in the West Midlands. Although we’d prefer to work with local talent, we are most keen to find the right fit for the project - someone with strong storytelling skills and visual flair. We’d love to hear from you. We are looking for someone available from Monday 4th October for the next two weeks.

Grain Media are looking for an experienced Production Manager 

Two-time Academy Award winning Grain Media are looking for an experienced PRODUCTION MANAGER to work across a couple of projects. This is a full time role, for an initial 3 months, and possible extension. Immediate start ideally. Role will be primarily office-based (Brockley, SE London) but with some remote-working flexibility.

Ideally you will have experience of:
Managing budgets and production schedules.
Crewing and negotiating contracts with international crew.
Managing shoots across USA, and Europe.
H&S and writing risk assessments.
Working with remote crews and fixers.
Experience in archive clearance and compliance a bonus.

Rate dependent on experience. Please apply with CV, and cover letter to adam@grainmedia.co.uk

Grain Media are looking for an experienced Production Manager 

Two-time Academy Award winning Grain Media are looking for an experienced PRODUCTION MANAGER to work across a couple of projects. This is a full time role, for an initial 3 months, and possible extension. Immediate start ideally. Role will be primarily office-based (Brockley, SE London) but with some remote-working flexibility.

Ideally you will have experience of:
Managing budgets and production schedules.
Crewing and negotiating contracts with international crew.
Managing shoots across USA, and Europe.
H&S and writing risk assessments.
Working with remote crews and fixers.
Experience in archive clearance and compliance a bonus.

Rate dependent on experience. Please apply with CV, and cover letter to adam@grainmedia.co.uk

WFTV Member looking for a Producer with experience in Augmented Reality (AR) 

I am a new member and a writer/director with experience in stop-motion animation, motion graphics, live action and CGI.

 

The project is in development and the target audience is children (4 to 8 years old). We are applying for production funding.

 

Here are my contact details:

 

Paola Vanesa Vera

Mobile: 07503304400

Email: verapv@ymail.com

The Garden Productions Job Opportunities

The Garden Productions is putting together a team for a feature documentary project.

Producer: We’re looking for a Producer, preferably with experience working on retrospective as well as observational films. They should have great contributor/access skills and also the ability to build gripping retrospective narrative from human stories. The start date is ASAP

 

Archive Producer: We’re looking for an Archive Producer to work in two blocks or part time. The nature of the documentary means they should be able to source material from a mix of traditional and non-traditional sources. The start date is October.

 

Please send CVs and your availability to Dee or Andrea at jobs@thegarden.tv

Renegade Pictures are looking for an experienced Series Producer and Production Executive

Renegade Pictures are looking for an experienced SERIES PRODUCER to craft a 6-part documentary series, featuring spectacular train journeys around the globe.

 

You will need to have had some experience of filming trains and/or aerial shoots.  We will be starting pre-production in mid-October and the contract is for 6 months.  It will be London/Remote working.

 

We are also looking for a PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE from mid/late October to cover a maternity leave (at least 7 months).  

 

Ideally someone with a strong specialist factual background who has worked with both UK and US broadcasters but can diversify to help oversee some factual entertainment/daytime shows.

 

Would consider part-time; 3-4 days/week minimum.

 

Please email zara.akester@renegadepictures.co.uk with your CV and a covering email. 

 

We are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve.

Writers needed for Reel One TV Movies

Reel One are hoping to connect with British female screenwriters who are interested in writing for our growing slate of TV movies. Reel One is one of the most prolific independent producers and distributors of scripted programming for the US and international market, with about one hundred titles to be produced and distributed in 2021/2022.

 

We are currently looking for pitches for our romance films for a daytime slot and Christmas films for both daytime and primetime slots. We are hoping to attract writers who we can work with on a rolling basis. You can familiarize yourself with our programming on our website: reeloneent.com/programming/

 

If you are interested, please send a CV and writing sample to dpiper-vegh@Reeloneent.com

Evoke Films are looking for an experienced Archive Researcher 

Evoke Films are looking for an experienced Archive Researcher to research, acquire and log archive footage, from both internal sources (IMG’s extensive footage library) and from external footage suppliers & rights holders, across a range of subjects and sporting disciplines. 

Summary:

Reporting to Research & Rights Manager, the Archive Researcher will research, source, and clear a variety of archive footage across various projects.

The Archive Researcher will be pro-active, self-sufficient and adept at maintaining good relationships with clients and source providers on behalf of the client. 

 

 You will have the opportunity to work within IMG’s branded content and commercials division, Evoke Films and potentially support other productions within the department; however, the role will primarily service our largest client.

Multiple Crew (all departments) required for a London-based short film.

WFTV Members and Producers Vanessa Muir, Naomi Wallwork and Producer Katie Dolan are seeking crew across various departments for their short film based in London – these roles include: Location Scout, Health & Safety, Covid Supervisor, PM, PC, PA, Runners, 1st AD, 2nd AD, DoP, 1st A/C, Grip, Steadicam, Gaffer, Spark, Sound Recordist, Boom, DIT, Art Department, Wardrobe, Hair & Make-up, Stills, EPK.

 

Looking for an experienced and passionate crew to join our fully-funded short film. Whilst we are open to all applicants, we especially welcome and encourage applicants who identify as Disabled, D/deaf, Neurodivergent, and Visually Impaired; and/or Black, Brown, POC, or ethnically diverse; and other underrepresented intersections (i.e. LGBTQ+, women, low-socioeconomic background, etc).  Our film inclusively re-frames the traditional romantic encounter from a lived experience lens of disability, race, and sexuality - it’s authentic, modern, and bold! 

 

We are currently scheduled to shoot in London for 4 days between the 22nd and 25th October 2021. However, due to the evolving circumstances of the global pandemic, and to protect high-risk creatives involved with this project, we will only be able to officially confirm the shoot dates closer to the time.

 

If you are interested to join our diverse, dedicated, and close-knit team, please contact us using the address below. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Please email: shortfilmcrew2021@gmail.com 

Editor Jobs Available in October

WFTV Producer Julia Alcamo is seeking post production crew for two exciting short branded documentary projects to be launched at COP26, being produced by her production company Happenstance Films. We are looking for two experienced editors with a passion for short films and the ability to work with a quick turnaround schedule. We are also seeking an experienced sound designer and colourist for one of the projects.

 

Both projects feature environmental and climate activists and their personal stories and are being produced in partnership with brands who will distribute the films through their social and online channels. The themes explored are the legacy of activism against UK coal and the new generation of activists using climate litigation to their advantage. These are profile-films featuring fascinating characters and giving an intimate portrait into their activist lives.

 

The offline edit is scheduled to take place some time between the 7th - 20th October, circa 6-8 days with onlining in the week of the 27th. 

 

If interested, please get in touch at julia@happenstancefilms.com

Producer needed for TRANS ACROSS AMERICA 

WFTV Member Nicola Chase is looking for a documentary producer or production company to collaborate with to help develop, pitch, and create TRANS ACROSS AMERICA. This would be an episodic cross-country road trip from New York to Los Angeles to show how acceptance and attitudes to being transgender vary from state to state.

 

Nicola’s insight as a transwoman herself, and familiarity with the country (having transitioned in New York), leads to a completely different perspective while her unique outlook as writer and former DJ has the potential for a fascinating new spin on the road trip formula. This, while broadening transgender understanding from the inside out. Think “Nadiya’s American Melting Pot” without the cooking, or “Hairy Bikers” without cooking - or hairy bikers! 

IMG Productions are looking for a Production Manager 

Reporting to the Head of Production and the Production Executive, the Production Manager will assist the department Head of Production and Production Executive across the production slate and work alongside the editorial team.

For more information head here

We Are Doc Women - Photos needed for survey /video

At the end of September, We Are Doc Women will be publishing our report based on the survey carried out looking at career progression in documentaries. To generate publicity we are producing a short video (90” – 2’) to accompany it which will feature key statistics that have emerged and quotes from people who completed out survey.

 

We’ll illustrate it with photos of people on location, which is where you come in – do you have a great still of yourself at work that you would be happy for us to use? If so, please send us the highest resolution image that you have to wearedocwomen@gmail.com

 

We’re looking for stills of both women and men working in documentaries in all roles, on location, working from home while also juggling childcare, in the office, or in the edit so please share with your networks and send in you best pics.

We will make clear the people in the photos have to direct link to the stats or quotes and are being used for illustrative purposes only.

Please note the following: 

By sending us a photograph of yourself, you will be deemed to: (a) have confirmed to us that you own all rights in the photograph (accordingly, please do not send any photographs sent by a commissioned photographer); and (b) grant to us irrevocably and unconditionally your consent to use the photograph and your image, your job title and programme information in connection with this video and the social media campaign we are planning, as explained above. You understand that we may not use your photo in the video and campaign. If you do not wish to be featured in the video and/or campaign please do not send us your photograph.

Stand-by Art director and Stand-by props needed

WFTV Member and Executive Producer, Gina Cronk, is seeking a Stand-by Art director and Stand-by props. This is for a CBBC serial shooting from 23 August for 6 weeks in Bristol. For more information please contact Gina here.  

WFTV Member looking for a Producer

WFTV member Jean is an artist-filmmaker looking for a Producer to apply to the BFI Shorts Scheme. 

Lynda Williams wrote the script based on Jean's short story. 

 

Strange is the story of a little girl learning that loneliness exists, and the script is available to read. 

 

A fee is offered for up to three days of work to apply with support from Jean.

Digital Orchard are looking for a Senior Bookings Manager

We are looking for a Senior Bookings Manager to join our friendly, busy team at Digital Orchard.


About Digital Orchard
Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film and digital service provider that offers a unique end- to-end workflow and colour-management solution, from capture to post. From our expert technicians on-set, right through to film processing, scanning, picture post and deliverables, we pride ourselves on having the right knowledge and attitude to ensure every production gets exactly the attention to detail it deserves. Our boutique, full-service operation allows us to go above and beyond, giving cinematographers, producers and editorial uninterrupted support, creative freedom and consistent quality.


We have just celebrated our 10 year anniversary and have exciting plans for the 10 years ahead, including building a new hub for film-making, meeting a Net Zero commitment by 2023, and making a positive and long-term impact on the industry in regards to diversity and inclusion via our dedicated ‘Foundation’ department.


Job Title: Senior Bookings Manager
Reports to: Managing Director


Prime Function of Role:
• To be the central point of contact for all bookings enquiries across all departments.


Main duties and responsibilities include:
• providing excellent customer service by being first point of contact for all clients for both film and digital, ensuring all enquiries are swiftly answered
• managing resources to schedule bookings in the most efficient way
• managing and liaising with multiple stakeholders; internal staff, freelance DITs and video technicians, Kodak Lab, scan clients, kit room etc
• helping to maximise revenue by negotiating technicians’, kit, dailies and post rates
• dealing with all booking forms, technician contracts, purchase orders, crew CVs and other paperwork with the help of office coordinator
• quoting for bookings as well as creating draft invoices on Xero
• using a range of office software (Mac-based), including email, excel spreadsheets, google docs and databases (Xero bookkeeping)
• developing and implementing new administrative systems and procedures
• some office management duties (with office coordinator) including: organising the office space and maintaining supplies of stationery and office equipment, maintaining the condition of the office and arranging for necessary repairs
• responding to, or re-directing customer enquiries
• line-managing office coordinator and delegating as required
• other ad-hoc administrative and bookings duties as required


Details of the role:
• The post holder needs to have a fully flexible approach to working hours, including covering core working hours and having availability outside of office hours and on weekends
• The Digital Orchard office is based near Chorleywood (HP8 4AX) – please ensure that you could easily travel to and work from the office
• Salary dependent on experience (£32k - £42k). Please state your salary expectations with application


Personal specification:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Essential)
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills (Essential)
• Highly organised with a great attention to detail and ability to prioritise and delegate (Essential)
• Good IT skills including knowledge in the use of Macs and all relevant software (Essential)
• A friendly, motivated manner with a flexible and dedicated approach to work (Essential)
• Highly self-motivated, loaded with common sense, resourceful, and confident working independently (Essential)
• Able to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders (Essential)
• Commercial sales experience (Highly Desirable)
• 5 years in a similar role or equivalent (Highly Desirable)
• Experience of line management (Highly Desirable)
• Experience of creating invoices and purchase orders (Highly Desirable)
• Knowledge of both film and digital workflows (Highly Desirable)


To apply, please send us your CV and a max one-page cover note, including relevant examples that demonstrate how you meet the personal specification and ability to deliver the main duties and responsibilities. Please be specific in your cover note about your interest in Digital Orchard, expectations of this role, and your salary expectations.


Send your email to: hello@digitalorchardgroup.com
Please also complete the online Equal Opportunities Form.

 

Please note:
We believe in creating fair, equitable opportunities and are open to reasonable adjustments to the application and interview process; please contact us with any questions or to request a different application method (e. video or phone call).


As above, we invite you to submit information via our Equal Opportunities form about yourself and we guarantee interviews to anyone with the Essential elements of the Personal specification who has protected characteristics that are underrepresented in our industry.

 

Whisper are currently looking for an Assistant Producer and Media Manager 

Assistant Producer (UEFA) 

 

This post would suit somebody with a passion for Football, who can match that with a developing skillset across creative, technical and editorial, and a willingness to develop within the role. This role will be integral to the delivery content for magazine programmes relating to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and the Europa Conference League.  It would also cover content relating to the UEFA European qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League output.  Excellent knowledge of European football is crucial, and the role is till May 22.

 

Media Manager (UEFA)

 

This role would suit somebody with a passion for Football, who can manage all incoming and outgoing media, whether that be via satellite or tools such as Media Shuttle, Aspera, and Filezilla. This role will be integral to the delivery of content across all UEFA club and international competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the newly formed UEFA Europa Conference League.

STV looking for an Ad Operations Assistant

STV currently have a vacancy for an Ad Operations Assistant in their Commercial team. The role can be viewed here. The closing date is Friday 20 August. 

On the Edge Conservation are looking for a Mixed Media Freelance Producer

On The EDGE Conservation is seeking a freelance producer with experience in mixed media content combining live action and animation.

For more information, head here.

Main responsibilities:

  • Design, manage and own the budget.

  • Produce regular cost reports, while securing maximum quality of final videos.

  • Draw up detailed production and post-production schedules amongst all other relevant paperwork to meet client’s brief.

  • Overall project management and client liaison.

  • Partner with creative, finance and business/legal affairs to create production plans that support creative goals while balancing business needs.

  • Hire the production crew including but not limited to production manager, cinematographer, photographer, production designer, editors, sound recordist and sound designer, under client’s review and approval. Hire contractors when needed.

  • Support with the hiring of VFX Director, Technical Director, Animation Team and Unreal artists.

  • Ensure that studio production protocols (COVID, safety, production manual) are followed at all times.

  • Ensure that adequate locations and studios for shooting are found, taking into consideration the inertial motion capture needs.

  • Enforce field protocol for obtaining appropriate rights and clearances; confirm filming requirements prior to each production (i.e. filming notices, appearance and location releases, etc)

  • Liaise with our talent and influencers’ agency ensuring that all pre-production and production needs are successfully met.

  • Coordinate and track assets from shoots, motion capture sessions to Unreal exports and rushes until final deliverables.

  • Continuously evaluate strategic workflows and recommend efficiencies for production. enhancement across all cross-functional departments.

  • Foster a positive culture of teamwork, service, and solution-oriented thinking.
     

Requirements:

  • At least 6 years of professional production experience with animation and live action.

  • Successful track record managing varied budgets

  • Solution-oriented approach to solving internal and external challenges.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Well connected in the industry with a healthy talent network (freelance or agency editors, directors, motion graphics, etc).

  • Proficiency in building the entire scope of production documents.

  • Experience producing serialised content is desirable.

  • Previous experience with motion capture, ideally inertial, is a bonus.

  • Basic knowledge of Unreal Engine pipelines.
     

Please send your CV and a brief introduction about yourself to jobs@ontheedge.org with the subject ‘Freelance Producer’.

WFTV member, Elizabeth Lishmund, is currently fundraising for film, Fighting Girlfriend

History tells us that World War II was a great and bloody conflict fought by men. 

This is not the whole story. The Soviet Red Army sent approximately 900,000 women to the front lines. This fact has, unfortunately, fallen into obscurity and we want to correct this by telling the story of one soldier in particular – Mariya Oktyabrskaya.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya was born in 1905 to a poor family in a small village in Ukraine. By the time of her death, she will have been awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and buried in the Garden of Heroes near Smolensk. After Hitler turned on his Soviet allies, Mariya discovered that her beloved Ilya died on the battlefield. Fuelled by her anger and pain Mariya sold all of her belongings and bought a tank which she named Fighting Girlfriend, and set out to the battlefield to avenge her husband's death. 

Upon learning Mariya's story, I knew immediately it needed to be told. There was so much of her that I saw in myself: serving in the Air Training Corps, I know the pride of duty and the allure of honor. I also know, however, that there is a reason history has forgotten Mariya.

Women's stories wind up forgotten with embarrassing frequency.

The solution is to tell them any way that we can. Mariya Oktyabrskaya is a war heroine, a courageous soldier worth celebrating as much as the World War II heroes we have mythologized over the last three quarters of a century.

Today, we are giving Mariya the treatment that she deserves.

Together with my creative partner, Josh Flower, we have written a short film about Mariya - Fighting Girlfriend. We have already begun pulling together an incredible team and started pre-production. Kayleigh Platt will Produce, and Nicola Shanks will serve as Assistant Producer. We have arranged to use an original Soviet T-34 tank from World War II and taken other steps to ensure that we are showing Mariya's memory the respect that it deserves. We are ready to move forward with this project but to do that, we are turning to you for support.

Our goal through this campaign is to raise £15,000, which will cover the costs of producing our film Fighting Girlfriend.

Contribute now and help us tell this important, overlooked story!

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MARY PRODUCTIONS are looking to fill a number of positions for their short film, THE DRAFT

MARY PRODUCTIONS is planning to shoot its latest short film in a Virtual Production Studio and are looking for a VFX creator, a digital content creator, production designer, co-producer and a production manager, who are keen on joining them on THE DRAFT, a 7min short film that uses the exciting setting of a TV Lottery to address the discrimination women experience surrounding the choice of motherhood. 

 

The script already won the EQUAL short film competition and is receiving in kind support from Procam and The Farm. The drama will involve a Lottery show set in the near future.

 

For more information about the project here

If you fit one of the positions or would like to get involved otherwise, please do get in touch with our Producer Anke.

Driver and Trainee Kit Room Assistant vacancy

The Film Store is looking for a Driver and Trainee Kit Room Assistant. This is a junior technical role, supporting the kit room by ensuring the smooth delivery of their equipment and services to their clients. In addition, the driver and trainee assistant will aid the senior kit room team by performing technical tasks such as cleaning cables, kit room organisation, cutting gels and general housekeeping.

 

The position also entails helping maintain Film Store’s buildings and vehicles, as well as – very importantly – representing the company at key points in the hire process. This role is a precursor to becoming a kit room assistant. You can find full job description and apply here.

Producer needed

WFTV Member and Director Sue Dunderdale and Writer Graeme Keeton are looking for a Producer for their award-winning single-location script Mighty Has Fallen.

 

The project has a small cast with an exciting part for an older female lead and looking to shooting early next year. If you're interested, please contact suedun.sd@gmail.com and graemekeeton@outlook.com for treatment and script. 

Digital Orchard are looking for a client-facing Post Producer to join their expanding team

About Digital Orchard
Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film and digital service provider, working on high end TV drama and major motion pictures. From our expert technicians on-set, through to dailies, film scanning (with service partners, Kodak), and, most recently, full picture post, we pride ourselves on having the right knowledge and attitude to ensure every production gets exactly the attention to detail it deserves. Our boutique, full-service operation allows us to go above and beyond, giving cinematographers, producers and editorial uninterrupted support, creative freedom and consistent quality. We are friendly, agile and committed film-fans who work hard for and with the industry.


Job Title: Post Producer
Reports to: Managing Director


Prime Function of Role:
To help grow Digital Orchard’s post-production department whilst managing and scheduling all post-production work. Could also suit a Post Production Supervisor looking for a more permanent role.


Main duties and responsibilities include:
• Be main contact point for clients posting at Digital Orchard ensuring clients’ needs are met throughout the whole post workflow and beyond
• Working with MD to bring in new business
• Helping to develop and grow post production department
• Working with and scheduling DO’s in-house and freelance colourists
• Develop new areas of business in post-production
• Troubleshooting, identifying problems and providing solutions
• Managing resources to schedule bookings in the most efficient way
• Being responsible for hiring and managing a support team
• Being responsible for accuracy and efficiency across the department
• Directly engaging with clients as required, via email, phone, meetings and events
• Budget management and reporting
• Other post-production related duties as required


Details of the role:
• Fully flexible hours with availability outside of office hours and weekends
• Salary dependent on experience – from £38,000 to £48,000 per annum
• The Digital Orchard office is based near Chorleywood (HP8 4AX) – please ensure that you could easily travel to and work from the office


Personal specification:
• Excellent written communication skills (Essential)
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills (Essential)
• Excellent knowledge of all post processes and software (Essential)
• A friendly manner with a flexible and dedicated approach to work (Essential)
• Highly self-motivated, loaded with common sense, resourceful, and confident working independently (Essential)
• Able to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders at once, and to manage
strategy and delivery tasks side by side (Essential)
• 5 years + in a similar role or equivalent experience (Essential)
• Knowledge of both film and digital workflows (Highly Desirable)
• Budget management experience (Highly Desirable)


To apply, please send us your CV and a max one-page cover note, including relevant examples that demonstrate how you meet the personal specification and ability to deliver the main duties and responsibilities. Please be specific in your cover note about your interest in Digital Orchard, expectations of this role, and your salary expectations.


Send your email to: hello@digitalorchardgroup.com


Please note:
• We believe in creating fair, equitable opportunities and are open to reasonable adjustments to the application and interview process; please contact us with any questions or to request a different application method (e.g. video or phone call).
• We will invite you to submit information via our Equal Opportunities form about yourself (sent to those who apply by email) and we guarantee interviews to anyone with the Essential elements of the Personal specification who has protected characteristics that are underrepresented in our industry.

Freida Films is looking for Producers and Executive Producers

London-based production company Freida Films is looking for producers and executive producers (UK and U.S. based) for our latest production, a punchy, dark and socially-relevant feature film, To Butcher a Bird. 

To Butcher a Bird follows the life of a young woman recovering from a messy childhood with an alcoholic parent; her story begins as she starts to discover freedom, healing and elation in boxing. New relationships force her to either take the leap into the unknown and put the past behind her, or stay stuck in the past where old habits die hard. She knows the only thing standing in her way is herself, but there's more to this decision than meets the eye. This is a film about the darkness and light that's found in transformation. 

WFTV Member looking to start Writer's Group in Swansea/ Cardiff

Screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker Jeda Cacioli is looking to start a small writer's group in Swansea/ Cardiff, Wales. Looking to connect with 3-4 screenwriters to discuss ideas and help each other progress in our careers. It would be online to start with and be monthly so that we can see if we are the right fit. All ideas, genres and styles welcome. If you are interested, please email Jeda with a short bio and why you would like to be involved. 

Renegade Pictures are looking for a logger to transcribe for an E4 clip show

Renegade Pictures are looking for a logger to transcribe remotely for an E4 clip show, starting immediately and until 13th August.

 

Transcribing experience desirable but not essential, we're looking for someone with good attention to detail and the ability to work independently at home.

 

Please send CVs and availability to Ben Blakely.

Renegade Pictures are looking for a range of roles for a brand new C5 daytime property series

Renegade Pictures are looking for a range of roles (line producer, junior production manager, production co-ordinator, casting producer, casting APs (shooting or non-shooting)) to start ASAP for a brand new C5 daytime property series.

Knowledge of and experience in daytime (and property) shows hugely desirable. 

The production will be based in Bristol, but will offer remote working from home and will be shooting nationwide. 

Please email talent@renegadepictures.co.uk with your CV and availability. 

Photography

My name is Candice, and I am a headshot and event photographer and member of WFTV.

 

My approach to photography is forged from years of practical experience in front of and behind the camera, and I am attuned to framing engaging emotions and expressions that reveal something unexpected yet delightful. I aim to provide vivid and compelling portraiture while working with sensitivity My experience in fashion photography, headshots and events mean that I can adapt my skills to any brief and produce exceptional images fit for editorials or your portfolio. My turnaround times are excellent, and my rates are very competitive.


I welcome the opportunity of working together – feel free to contact me to go over your needs, and I will be glad to answer any questions.


Website www.candiceearle-huttonphotography.co.uk
Email candi_ce2000@yahoo.com
Telephone 07496077701

VFX, TV Studio & Virtual Production information and advice needed with opportunity to get involved.

Dear Filmmakers,

I'm currently working on an ambitious and diverse project with some talented filmmakers. It's a 7min short film that uses the exciting setting of a TV Lottery to address the discrimination women experience surrounding the choice of motherhood. The drama will be set in the near future and we want to explore all possibilities to make it as believable as possible!

We are trying to decide the best way of shooting it and how we might approach the VFX.

Can you help us with the following?:

  • Recommending a good TV studio in London with LED screen? (if you have used them and were pleased is a plus)

  • Any experience in and/or knowledge of what size budget is needed to rent a London TV studio (with LED screen) for a reasonable price.

  • Working with Virtual Production (rates and additional info on virtual production and workflow appreciated)

  • VFX - creating floating holographic balls (rates, workflow required like e.g. camera movements & tracking elements?)

Any help & advice would be greatly appreciated!

And if you work in one of the above areas and would like to get involved, please do get in touch to get more information about the project.  We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Please email Kim via ktaylor2write@gmail.com.

Cheers and thank you in advance!

Producer Needed

I would love to hear from producers who are on the look out for a new feature to get their teeth into. Particularly with an interest in female driven, social realist, gritty dramas. My screenplay explores how girls are used in gangs in London, tackling some chokingly real subject matter including child sexual exploitation by gang initiation and violence and honing in on the theme of belonging.

 

The script has won 'Best UK Feature Film' at New Renaissance Film Festival as well as 'Best Live Script' at BUFF and since then the script has been developed with some wonderful filmmakers including support from developing exec at Curzon. Now it's time I find a feature producer to move the project onto the next stage.

Please do get in touch if you fancy a chat and I can tell you more about it! You can email me at amyculwick@hotmail.co.uk

Looking for a Producer / Exec Producer

Minreet Kaur is looking for some guidance from a Producer / Exec Producer regarding a documentary idea on the skipping Sikh who was awarded an MBE last year for raising money for the NHS and he is running the London Marathon this year when he turns 75 and raising money for Mencap.

She would really like to share an idea she has which she feels is unreported. If you can help or are interested, please contact: minreet@hotmail.com

Watch 'Under the Spotlight' webinar, hosted by Marsh, 'Is mental health and wellbeing now business critical for the media industry?

Webinar Replay: Is mental health and wellbeing now business critical for the media industry?

Marsh hosted an “Under the Spotlight” webinar on Wednesday 21 April 2021 focusing on how you can support your employees and your organisation through the long term risks of the COVID pandemic.

The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted workforces in the media sector, resulting in increasing stress and anxiety as demands and pressures continue to grow. On the webinar, Lorna Feeney (Head of Mental Health at Marsh) and Carl Chapman (Client Director at Marsh Mercer Benefits) provided insights into the impact of mental ill health and how to manage mental health in the workplace.

A replay of the webinar is available here.

If you would like more information, please contact Juliet Birrell at Marsh using the button below. 

WFTV Member Elisabeth Felson is looking for an Exec Producer/ Mentor 

While Elisabeth's Award Winning documentary is touring festivals worldwide, she is in pre-production for her next film. She is looking to collaborate with an Exec Producer / Mentor who will have a liking for strong cinematography and Environmental themes. Contact: steppenwolvesfilms@gmail.com

Call out: WFTV Member, Anna Southgate, is looking for thoughts and suggestions around violence towards women in scripts 

How do we convey the reality of women’s stories on screen without perpetuating the depiction of women as victims? What constitutes ‘gratuitous’ violence?

 

As a Script Editor I have read too many scripts that include gratuitous violence towards women - from new and experienced writers, both male and female. So insidious is the problem that we barely register these images as the drama unfolds - the legs of the dead woman spilling out of the dumpster in the background, the naked teenage girl running through the forest. But we’ve all seen them, over and over. They are so normalised on our screens.

 

And it’s not simply a question of the brutality we see, but where the emotional core of the story lies. Is the use of violence towards women a ‘plot device’ or to spice up the drama? Is the focus on her suffering or that of her family, or is the brutality towards the female character used to engender sympathy towards the male protagonist - To show how terrible it must be for him that his wife/girlfriend/mother/daughter was murdered/raped/abused?

 

‘Gratuitous’ is difficult to quantify because it is contextual. Yet we need to be asking the right questions so that writers, producers and commissioners can stress-test scripts. As an industry we have a responsibility when it comes to the stories we tell. The Bechdel Test asks a set of questions that measures the representation of women in fiction. Surely we can find a set of questions to help us weed out the depiction of gratuitous violence towards women on our screens? But what should these questions be?

 

I would welcome your thoughts and suggestions. The aim is to collate them and create a useful guide for everyone.