Two new courses from The Production Guild
The Production Guild is holding two new training courses, both at the University of Birmingham.
The first is how to be an assistant co-ordinator, aimed at those runners or production assistants based in the Midlands who want to progress their careers in film productions.
The scheme, which has financial support from Creative Skillset, runs from 11-17 April, with an additional session on 30 April for Safety Management in Film Production. Click here for more details on the course.
The second course is Runner Training, also supported by Creative Skillset, will be held from 12-13 April. The programme is designed to aid those who are breaking into the industry and will be delivered by professionals in the sector. For full details on this course, click here.
Also on The Knowledge
Luther actor Idris Elba is to make his directorial feature debut later this year when he steps behind the camera on Yardie.
BBC One has confirmed the latest drama project to star Sheridan Smith, The Moorside Project – a drama we first listed on Production Intelligence back in April 2015.
Alex Garland’s next feature as writer/director, Annihilation, is set to shoot in the UK next year.
Last week I attended an industry event for The Knowledge which proved an enormous success. There was a real buzz as hundreds of movers and shakers debated, discussed and did deals around drama in its many forms.
Well, it's here. The title for Bond 24 has been revealed, and it's Spectre.
Representatives from the children's creative industries in the UK have sent an open letter to the Chancellor urging him to commit to a children's television tax break in tomorrow's Autumn Statement. Hours later their wishes have come true.