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All TV and film productions require skilled Production Managers in all phases of production.

At the pre-production planning stage, Production Managers are deeply involved in each aspect of locations, budgets, crewing, scheduling, and transport logistics. During filming, they are a crucial senior member of the team, in charge of every aspect of successful production, with special emphasis on health and safety of crew and equipment.  

The key skills and attributes of a successful Production Manager are those that excel at planning and communications, those that work well under pressure and have a detail-oriented approach.  They must be adept negotiators with a wide range of contacts and knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations.  

This Production Manager course will provide students with all the necessary skills and relevant experiences in order to gain a Production Co-Ordinator or Production Manager role within the media industry.  

Post pandemic there is a lack of suitably qualified Production Managers within the media industry so we have designed this course to fill this gap.

There has been considerable research carried out on the Production Managers’ skills shortage within the media industry here on this comprehensive report.

The BFBS Production Managers course is designed for service leavers and veterans with a keen interest in the world of media and who wish to use their existing skillset within a new and challenging environment.  

The role of Production Manager or Production Co-ordinator may be new to you, however, once you realise that this role involves all aspects of planning and supporting the wider production team – overseeing a project from concept to delivery, you will see that it dovetails very well with your previous military experiences. 

The course will run from Monday 26th June 2023, finishing the week commencing 29th January 2024.

Applications are now open! 

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd February 2023

For the more information, the full article and to apply, follow this link

BFBS Production Managers Course 2023

A fully-funded course to help get you into one of the industry’s most in-demand roles

We are delighted to announce that Field Crafting UK are now listed with Screenskills as one of their recomended training providers. 

Details of our listing can be found at the link provided below.  

Any of our training, opportunities or e-learning events will be listed on this profile after approval by Screenskills.

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Training Opportunities for the Film & Television Industry

Next year it will be 20 years since the beginning of Op Telic. The Imperial War Museum are looking to reach out to those who served in the initial stages of the operation. They are particularly interested in hearing from:
1st Bn, Black Watch
3 Commando Brigade RM
40 Commando RM
42 Commando RM
102 Logistics Brigade
They would like to talk to as many people as possible who served during Op Telic 1 with a view to recording a sound interview for the museum’s collections. They are also looking to collect artefacts and objects that will help to tell the experiences and stories of those individuals involved. This could include uniform, kit, equipment, mementoes, photos (including digital photos), videos, letters or emails, diaries or everyday items. These will go into the museum’s permanent collection and may be used for future exhibitions or displays, or digital content. 

For more information on how you can help, please email

Op Telic 20th Anniversary

Can you help the Imperial War Museum with their Op Telic Collecting Project?

"International Medical Education and Support in Conflict was established following the outbreak of war in Ukraine to offer free first aid information that could be viewed by civilians. The hope is the information could offer some help to those affected in their time of need. 

Being the Director of Ambulance CPD, which is an online platform for ambulance staff to do training and study, we have been able to develop and advance our skills in online training and web management over the years. Following the start of the war in Ukraine and seeing the harm done to civilians, like everyone else, we were left in a state of shock and dismay at what was happening. We wanted to do something to help, but felt powerless as Russia caused death and devastation to the country. After those initial days and as the world began to spring into action of providing aid and support to Ukraine, we looked at what we could do to help.

This is where the idea for International Medical Education and Support In Conflict, or IMESIC, started. Looking at the skills we possessed with online learning, we started setting up the website. The plan was to have basic first aid information videos, specialised around trauma and conflict, and make them accessible to anyone. It is well evidence that some early treatment in trauma can significantly increase the chances of survival and outcome, and we hope that by providing this information it may help make a difference. 

There have been some challenges as we created alongside the running of our main site, and the project is very much in its' infancy and we still have a lot more things to add. However, the site is at a stage where it can offer basic information on how to deal with certain traumatic injuries. 
We are continuing to share the site on our social media platforms alongside our contacts to try and get the awareness of the site out there and help those who are in need." ~ Gareth: Ambulance CPD

International Medical Education and Support in Conflict

Ambulance CPD

A film requires a lot of hard work and planning. Everything and everyone has to be in the right place at the right time which means arranging transport for all cast and crew members along with props and all necessary equipment.


Films need money to be made and the amount of money needed all depends of the size and type of the production. Many Hollywood films are funded by production companies such as Warner Brothers or Bad Robot. Some films get there money from crowd-funding on websites like Kickstarter.

When making a film it is important to think about where the film is going to be shot. Finding the right locations for a film can be difficult and when a location has been found there is a lot of planning and paper work to make sure the location is safe for all cast and crew. Another thing to think about when picking a location would be if it is assessable. A film location is no good if cast, crew and equipment can not get there.

Facilities is another factor that needs to be thought of when making a film. During the making of a film facilities will be needed weather it is somewhere for the cast to get there make-up done or a place to store equipment. When making a film all facilities that may be needed has to be thought of so they can all be arranged when production and post-production start.

When making a film another factor that needs to be thought of is time. There are many ways time plays a part during the making of a film some examples would be;

Actors and crew that have other jobs.
Locations that may only be available for a certain time period.
equipment that is needed for another project.
And for many films there is always a deadline to meet.

When making a film there are different materials that need to be thought of such as;

Sound library materials
Photo-library materials

These and more materials may or may not be original to the film being made but could still be used if the producer gets permission form the owner or if the material is royalty free.

Making a film requires a lot of planning and paper work too make sure that everyone is safe this means for every location there must be risk assessments. Another thing would be for every location that needs to be used the production needs to have the permission of the owner, this also applies to any copyrighted material such as music.


Contributors are people who contribute to the making of the film for example an actor also called talent would be a contributor. Other contributors may be experts which could be a director or a composer. Another contributor may be the public.

Many people are needed to make a film these include producers, directors, actors and crew members. Films have many jobs that need to be taken on. Which means finding people with the right experience for the job along with making sure they will have the means and the time to do their job.

The documentation for a film is the production documentation which includes the script, storyboards, location recces, etc. Other forms of documentation would be risk assessments, health and safety assessments and budget. Without the correct documentation making a film becomes even more difficult and can even mean that the film cannot be made.

Author: Gabrielle Boak

The Logistics of Film

A film production needs a great deal of hard work and preparation.

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