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Location Management training course



Date Posted: November 28, 2018

ScreenSkills Pathway to Location Management Training Programme in Association with The Production Guild and in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and Film London

Sat 12th Jan 2019

£200.00 + vat + booking fee

Participants may be eligible for a bursary from Northern Ireland Screen. Please email [email protected] for further information.

Course summary

Six Location Assistants based in Northern Ireland will be trained to help them to gain the skills required to move up to Location Management roles in films. The training will consist of 5 days of classroom training in Northern Ireland, two weeks of paid work experience on a production in Northern Ireland and 2 days of training in London. The course is being delivered by The Production Guild with the support of Northern Ireland Screen and Film London. This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

Training in Belfast

There will be five days of classroom training in Belfast and a day of health and safety training. The classroom training will be scheduled on Saturdays as follows: 12th, 19th, 26th January and 2nd & 9th February 2019. Participants will also have a two-week work experience placement on a production in Northern Ireland.

Training at Film London and Warner Bros. Leavesden Park

Travel and accommodation will be provided to enable all trainees to go to London for a 2-day course in February 2019. This will include an overview of working as a location manager in the London with Film London and location management within a studio setting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at Locations Assistants who have some work experience and may already be employed on productions in Northern Ireland. They must be resident in Northern Ireland to be considered for the course.

How will it benefit my career?

The course will give trainees the opportunity to develop, their knowledge and skills to prepare them for future location manager positions. By shadowing a location manager and taking responsibility for limited location management tasks under supervision on a live production; participants will gain practical experience and professional development.

How to apply

To apply to this course please email [email protected] for an application form and guidance notes.

Application deadline – Friday 4th January 2019

Interviews in Belfast – Wednesday 8th January 2019

Offers – Friday 11th January 2019

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