Film and TV One Day Bootcamp

Have you always dreamt of a career In Film and TV?
Join a 1-day bootcamp and get a BIG head start over your competition!

Sunday 17th March 2024
The Coronation Street Experience
ITV Studios, Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1FZ

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Breaking into the film and TV industry is daunting. There’s plenty of competition, and if you don’t have the right skills and industry know-how it’s almost impossible to open those all-important doors.

Our exclusive 1-day course will help you unlock those doors. You’ll begin with a with guide from experts, about all the departments within the industry, so you can find out which career path suits your skills. You will explore the different genres and learn the art of effective job hunting. We demystify the language of set and help you understand what’s expected of you on your first day on a production.

This course is right for you if:

  • You have transferable skills. (We believe there is not a job that does not transfer to the Film and TV industry. We will help you discover how they transfer so you can pursue your passion.)
  • You have recently graduated and are looking for your first job in the industry.
  • You are a Film and TV Industry enthusiast who has always had a deep passion for film and television. We can help you turn that passion into a career.
  • You have been put off a career in the TV and film industry because you believed it was only available to people with degrees or contacts. Things have changed, and it’s becoming a fully inclusive industry. Everyone within the industry is working hard to change peoples’ prospective.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt:

  • Set etiquette.
  • What department are you most suited too?
  • Genres and crossing over (or not)
  • Getting a job
  • Body language
  • Impact and Resilience
  • Consider your strengths and weaknesses.
  • CV writing
  • How to be remembered without being annoying
  • Saying thank you.
  • Social media
  • What happens before the first day?
  • All things form filling.
  • Contracts
  • Health & Safety courses
  • Other useful courses
  • Call sheets and how to read them.
  • Day one on the set<
  • Bring paperwork!
  • Time keeping
  • Knowing that you know nothing.
  • An online booklet with useful contacts, information, and samples of all the paperwork we discuss.

The last 3 years we have been presenting our career transforming “Need to Know” Bootcamp for Screenskills on their First Break Project. The course has been instrumental in launching production careers on:

  • Inside Man
  • The Lazarus Project
  • Unforgotten
  • The Way
  • Lost Boys and Fairies
  • Three Series of “The Devils hour”

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to enroll directly and take your first step towards the successful career in Film and TV you have always dreamt of.

This is what our former bootcamp attendees have said about our course:
“This course gave more information, advice, and insight than you could possibly collect in weeks or months on a live set or production. It affirmed my decision to pursue a career in the screen industry”.

“Huge amounts of invaluable insights that I would never have got anywhere else in quite the same way. Tales of first-hand experiences and dos and don’ts that you wouldn’t normally learn without getting your foot in the door yourself first.”

“I loved this course; I am so glad I went on it. It covered so many topics and they were long days full of information, but it was completely worth it for the amount I learned. I know it will all come in very useful when I get my first job.”

If you would love a career in the film and TV industry, but don’t know how to get a foot in the door, this is the course for you.

Follow the link to our website which has even more information. Please note that places are limited so don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime, and the break you have always wanted.

We also have an aftercare Facebook page that is only open to those who take the course, this will include advice & job opportunities as we often hear of these before they go live.

We have even included a split payment option if this helps.
Book now as places are limited.

After the course you will be given a booklet containing even more useful information and samples of paperwork we go though over the day.

Flexible Payment Options for Your Convenience

We offer flexible payment options through our secure payment link, making it more accessible for you to pursue your dreams in the media industry.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to jump-start your career in the media industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals and chart your path to success.

Ready to Begin Your Journey? Enrol Today and Embrace Your Future in Film and TV


Mary Hare

Mary’s career started in the design department at BBC Television in the early 80s and since then she has worked around the world including Stonehenge: Decoded for National Geographic; produced 24 episodes of the award-winning drama series Bishaash in Bangladesh; 30 episodes of Taste of Life for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and the award-winning documentary Ice Bear.

She has recently produced series one and 2 of London Kills for Acorn TV in the US and is in development with series 3 and 4 alongside a new contemporary drama series for BBC Daytime.

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Tracey Ewen Powell (Set Etiquette CEO)

Tracey’s career started as a wardrobe operative at the BBC in the late 1980s, progressing through to costume supervisor for “Stella” and “The Turn of the Screw” until she reached her goal of Costume Designer on “Murder Investigation Team” and “Crime Stories”.

She was the Series Costume Designer for “Casualty” and Head of Costume for Talkback Thames “The Bill” when they were awarded Best Soap and Continuing Drama at their respective BAFTAs.

Tracey has always been passionate about nurturing and training crew and she set up Set Etiquette to provide training and support for the next generation of film and television personnel.

She has project managed the ScreenSkills’ First Break scheme for Amazon Studios and Hartswood Films on “The Devils Hour series one and 2” and series one of “Inside Man”.

Tracey is a BAFTA member and has been on the judging panels for the costume craft awards in both London and BAFTA Cymru.

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Andrew Minns

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Minns has agreed to join us as one of our course leaders. With over 25 years’ experience in coaching and mentoring, Andrew’s 90 min session will be incorporated into this 2-day course.

The importance of making effective, positive impressions on those we work with will be the key area for discussion during Andrew’s session. This will prove especially relevant when embarking on a career within the intense, fast-paced arena that is the TV and FILM industry.

Andrew will work to improve your resilience, helping you create a positive, lasting impact on your future work colleagues. This will be a positive advantage, both as an invaluable tool, not only for your chosen career within this rewarding industry, but also a useful and rewarding life skill.


You can apply for a bursary if you:

  • currently work in the UK screen industries, or can demonstrate your intention to work in them
  • are eligible to work in the UK
  • are 18 years old or above
  • have a UK bank account

Visit: www.screenskills.com

 

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I find this course very informative, motivating and inspiring! We studied online, but the atmosphere was the same as in the classroom. Amazing!

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I would absolutely recommend the course to anyone who is considering working within the industry and needs that support in knowing where to start.

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As someone brand new to the industry, the stories and information that they were able to provide was invaluable!

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The course helped me massively in terms of understanding how this industry works. It also covered so many topics I would never have thought of like sorting out taxes and on set lingo. I did get some work experience on a set a few weeks ago and I remember receiving the call sheet for that and thinking what on earth does half of this mean, so having someone go through each section has helped a great deal.

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I loved this course, I am so glad I went on it. It covered so many topics and they were long days full of information but it was completely worth it for the amount I learned. I know it will all come in very useful when I get my first job.

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I honestly thought the course was brilliant with the right amount of listening versus participation and I thought waiting to do the "whats your ideal job and what have you done before" until the second day the best it could have been. It was lovely hearing the ins and outs from 2 industry professionals (and lovely people to boot!)

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This course gave more information, advice and insight than you could possibly collect in weeks or months on a live set or production. It affirmed my decision to pursue a career in the screen industry.

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Huge amounts of invaluable insights that I would never have got anywhere else in quite the same way. Tales of first hand experiences and dos and dont's that you wouldn't normally learn without getting your foot in the door yourself first.

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Hugely informative, enjoyable and valuable. Good value for money and time.

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The course was extremely informative and helpful in breaking down the details of working in TV in Film in all areas and departments. Both Tracey and Mary have been in touch since the course and are excellent industry contacts to have on had for questions and support! The best thing for me on this course was how encouraging it was, I've sought similar support previously and been disappointed at how discouraging the advice seemed. This course did not hide from the fact that this can be a difficult career path, but did not use that to discourage and instead offered tools and information to make the choice to follow this path a bit easier.

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Thank you so much for this course; it's been incredibly insightful and informative (I've nearly filled up a notebook with all your hints and tips!). The clear information and sheer wealth of knowledge shared has instilled a new sense of inspiration and confidence in me to apply for roles in Film and TV as I feel I have a far better understanding of the industry now than when I did two days ago before taking this course.

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Just wanted to say thank you for today’s sessions! It’s already been incredibly helpful, and I’ve absorbed so much information in just one day, I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow! I especially wanted to say how useful I found the session with Andrew; what he said really resonated with me and I found it incredibly helpful to hear reassurance and insight into impact of that first impression and meeting. Lucy brought up a really crucial point about imposter syndrome that I think is something a lot of people just starting out suffer from and he addressed it really well and in such a helpful way!

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I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend experience. It was very informative and helpful. Not only did you give an in-depth insight to the industry, but also the very personal accounts of what to expect - it is these golden nuggets that made the workshop all the more enjoyable and engaging.It has been a very thought-provoking couple of days and I thank you for igniting a renewed vigour and excitement for my career in the future. I shall continue to work on my brand and online presence, including editing the waffle on my out-dated C.V. Mary's lector on this was very helpful. Thank you all once again for your time, knowledge and experience but most of all your kind and friendly natures. I hope our paths cross in the future.

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I really appreciate you all taking the time out of your busy schedules to support new starters and would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about the industry - I'll be raving to everyone I know that it's worth every penny!

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The course was very interesting and informative and taught me a lot about what it would be like trying to get into the TV industry. It has helped me in my decision to try and pursue a career as a Producer, despite my dyslexia ...

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The course was really interesting and helpful to hear from people who have had a lot of experience in the industry. It was also nice to meet others who are in the same position as me, and hear about the journeys they are on to become part of the TV industry.

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It was an incredibly valuable experience which I don’t think I would get anywhere else! It was really informative and definitely gave me a sense that making this career change is a real possibility, and one that I can make successfully

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I have learnt so much, and feel properly prepared (not to mentioned excited) for a big change in career

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This course gave more information, advice and insight than you could possibly collect in weeks or months on a live set or production. It affirmed my decision to pursue a career in the screen industry

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I found the course very informative without being overwhelming. I've come out of it feeling very positive and better equipped for the next step

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I have a much better idea of how to enter the industry and what to expect before starting and after starting

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The two days were invaluable, and I learnt a lot. It was also very refreshing to be given so much helpful information in such a positive way and has renewed my excitement in being able to step into the industry after other advice has been slightly less encouraging!

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I really enjoyed the course over the weekend, it was really informative and definitely gave me a sense that making this career change is a real possibility, and one that I can make successfully.

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