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Troy 2

Introduction to the Film Production Office

Tutors: Sinéad Barry, Production Coordinator

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Duration: 2 Days

Venue: Troy Studios, Limerick

Cost: €80

Course Profile:

Screen Training Ireland is seeking participants for a production office programme for trainees, assistant co-ordinators, PA’s to creatives (producers & directors), or those seeking an entry level role in film production.  The course – taking place over two days on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th May – will cover each stage of the assistant co-ordinating process, and will include both lectures and practical exercises.

Topics covered will include:

  • Brief Introduction to the three stages of production – prep, shoot, wrap
  • Overview of the role of the production office and production team
  • Overview of each department’s function, individual roles and their working relationship with production.
  • Assisting the co-ordinator in the set up of the production office, systems and folders
  • Ordering process for other departments
  • Maintenance of a clean, effiicent and well stocked production space
  • Production folder: Examples of all necessary paperwork for trainees and assistant co-ordinators within each sub-folder
  • PO system for all production spend
  • Travel and Accommodation: The process, paperwork and workflow involved in organising travel and accomodation for cast and crew.
  • Script: overview of clearances/negchecks. Distribution of script, revisions and sides.
  • Checklist process for gathering crew and cast paperwork
  • Explanation of prep diaries, recces, pre-production meetings
  • Ordering process of crew consumables and H&S considerations for set
  • Daily workflow of production office during shoot, including liaison with set, script & schedule distribution, callsheets, sides and gathering relevant paperwork for progress report.
  • Assistance in wrapping production; electronic and physical delivery of wrap files.
  • Overview of particular needs of the producers & directors from a PA point of view.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at production trainees and those wishing to enter into a role in film production.  This crucial role requires individuals who are organised, calm under pressure, detail-orientated, and great with people!

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie.  Deadline for applications:  Tuesday 2nd May 2017.   For further details contact Sorcha Loughnane at Screen Training Ireland:  sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.

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