Film & TV Industry Training Courses

Film & TV Industry Introduction


Of all businesses, it is perhaps the Film and TV industries which are the hardest to break into. One approach to entering the industry is by attending film school, but film school isn’t cheap or time effective and can cost thousands of pounds and take years to complete. There are other ways into the industry, but they require work and insider knowledge – and that’s where we come in! During this intensive one day course we will show you the work you need to do and supply the knowledge you need to succeed.

The Film and TV industry is huge and employs vast numbers of people in diverse roles, but finding a way to break in can often be daunting. Our course helps you focus your attention on getting a foot in the door by offering practical advice, from learning who best to approach, to finding an agent and dealing with contracts. The aim of this course is deciding the right path for you.

During the course we examine all areas of the film business: from development through to cinema distribution. We will explore opportunities in education, training and employment as well as identifying your key potential employers. You will gain a knowledge not only of production but also of post-production, marketing, distribution and many other potential fields of opportunity.

With practical advice from an industry professional you will also learn about all areas of the TV industry: from development through to production and broadcast, examining opportunities in education, training and employment. You will explore various industry structures, organisations and companies, gaining knowledge of the employment opportunities on offer. Most importantly you will develop your own personal strategies on how to break into the industry, from writing the ideal CV to cold calling techniques and interviews.

At the end of this intensive but inspiring one-day course you will have a written strategy for getting the job you want in the film and television industry, including who to ring, who to write to and what to prepare – the perfect first step to a new career.

I have been very impressed with the tv and film course, the tutor was amazing and I would love to come back in the future and do either script writing or the comedy writing or even editing.

Princes Trust.
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Duration: 1 day.

Price: £195.

Location: 21st Century Studios, St Albans, Hertfordshire. For security reasons, further details are only provided upon booking.

Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Equipment: Our fully featured training room includes six top-of-the-range iMac computers configured to work in both Macintosh (OSX) and PC (Windows) modes, ensuring you the maximum familiarity with your chosen operating system.

Further assistance: Our FAQ page contains the answers to many common questions. Alternatively please call 07543 403616 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

To come away with the extra networking knowledge made it worth while alone. The small class size made asking questions easy and the informal approach great.

Jon Nash Photography.
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The Industry

  • Employers – who are they?
  • Television Companies – in-house producers or independent companies?
  • Film Companies who are the main players?

Starting Strategies

  • Sought after skills – what does the industry want and do you have it?
  • Work experience – what experience do you need and what assets do you already have?
  • Creating a strong CV – selling your skills.
  • Networking – strategies to succeed.
  • Contacts – who to contact and how to approach them.
  • Industry recommended courses – what you may need to learn to get the job that you want.

Your Career

  • Broadcast opportunities – what’s out there?
  • Job functions – who does what and which job is right for you?
  • Career paths – where your new job can lead to. Working up the industry.
  • Entry level industry training schemes – could this be an option for you.
  • Entry level jobs – earn while you learn.

Parts of the Industry that could need you

  • Pre-production – what goes on before the cameras start rolling and how you can be involved.
  • Production – the many aspects of actually making a programme.
  • Post-production – the wealth of post production jobs available, from editing and sound effects to special effects and more.
  • Education and Training – putting your skills to work.

Other Options

  • The international film and television market – examine the overseas options that are available.
I came to the course with an open mind to all aspects of careers within the industry and I am going home extremely optimistic and very keen and eager to making enquiries with colleges/independent companies, to seek employment/training. I am leaving Elstree Film Studios today, inspired and enthusiastic. Thank you.

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