ScreenSkills: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Director in association with NFM Academy @BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Posted on 4th January 2019
  • 15th January 2019
Eventbrite - ScreenSkills: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Director in association with NFM Academy @BALTIC 15th January 2019

Richard Lingard is a freelance 1st Assistant Director with over 25 years’ experience. Richard has enjoyed working with some of the best directors and film crews in the business. From his first job as a Runner for Ridley and Tony Scott to looking after Christian Slater’s cigarettes during takes on ‘Prince of Thieves’ and directing a crowd of 10,000 extras in India, Richard brings a wide range of AD and production experience to advise and share with the next generation of Assistant Directors

Refreshments and lunch provided.

When: Tuesday 15th January, 10.15am – 5.00pm (registration from 10 am).

Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA


Please note that this class is for North East early career industry professionals. You must be based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear).

Delegates must be aged 18 or over. 3rd year degree, final year students and new entrants to film and TV welcome.


To register for this event please use the link above and submit a summary of no more than 150 words as to why you are interested in the event along with a CV showing any paid or unpaid work experience to  before 12 noon on Monday 14th January 2019.

If you have any questions regarding NFM Academy, please contact . Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge for this event.

This event is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

NFM Academy aims to increase the North East’s crew base by identifying skills shortages and implementing training and up-skilling opportunities within production.

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