NFM Academy: Working in TV Drama – Assistant Director

Posted on 16th July 2020 by Charlotte Nixon

Thursday 23rd July, 2:30pm-4pm

Do you work well under pressure? Are you organised and a team player? Do you have strong communication skills and, most of all, common sense?

Learn all there is to know about starting out in the AD Department, how best to prepare for your first day on set, and what it takes to become part of the team.

Introducing Jamie Hamer, 2nd Assistant Director. Jamie has over 11 years of experience in High End TV and Film. Jamie has worked on productions such as Sorry We Missed YouVeraHigh Rise and most recently Outlander .

This will be an interactive session, and you will need your camera and microphone on. A call sheet will be sent out to all attendees prior to the session, just as it would on a real production. Jamie would like you to read it carefully and make notes on how best to prepare for your first day in the AD department as a floor runner. We will discuss and share our thoughts on the day!

Register via Eventbrite here. We will send a Zoom Meeting link via email 24 hours before the event.

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This event is supported by Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley ERDF project. Places are free but limited. You must have a Tees Valley base, be over 18yrs and be eligible to access SME support.

Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley Screen project is funded by the ERDF through Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20, which is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. Additional funding support for this project is from Tees Valley Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

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