Production Guild: Location manager training

production guildThe Production Guild has launched a training scheme aimed at aspiring location managers. Open to location assistants and runners, the Assistant Location Manager Training Scheme will offer 30 hopefuls training from leading location managers across TV and film.

The news comes after The Production Guild announced they would be re-opening its Assistant Co-ordinator course.

The scheme is designed to meet the growing need for more experienced location department crew working in film and high-end television. Location manager Harriet Lawrence (Suffragette, Downton Abbey) will manage the scheme.

Heavily financed by Creative Skillset, two schemes will run simultaneously in the South East and Scotland from September 2014 - March 2015, and will last up to six months over the course of several weekends.

Alison Small, chief executive of The Production Guild said: "Location teams pave the way for well-managed and smooth productions and play a key role in ensuring the UK film and television production sector maintains its competitive edge and excellent delivery. With the new UK tax reliefs for high-end television production and the extension to the UK film tax relief, we are confident that we will be seeing growing employment opportunities in production."

For further information about the scheme, click here.

To read our interview with top location manager Robin Citrin, whose credits include Rain Man and Shutter Island, head over to our international sister site, KFTV.