My latest position saw me aiding in the smooth running of a large-scale production writer’s room and the surrounding office. Similar to my previous position as office runner, the role saw myself being responsible for tending to the writer’s room and making the office environment a comfortable working space for all. I tended to the writer’s and executive’s needs whether that be by providing food, drinks, stationery or conversation. My role involved everyday access to making calls, emails and entering expenses and other administrative tasks alongside the expected food, drinks and other purchases runs.
My previous role offered a wide variety of tasks. Primarily, I was responsible for assisting the CEO with her day-to-day to keep it running smoothly. Including dealing with incoming emails, calls, important meetings, travel, communication with contributors, industry professionals and other PA duties. Additionally, alongside this PA role I assisted development and other members of the team with any tasks that needed undertaking. In my short time at Transparent TV I become involved in assisting applying production paperwork to Silvermouse, helping the production manager/coordinator arrange callsheets, hire cars and other elements for a shoot. As well as aiding Development perform research tasks to help with development ideas/commissions.
Working across 2 offices in this fast-paced independent production company. Experience includes ensuring the smooth running of the office, answering calls and emails, arranging couriers and collections, covering reception and welcoming visitors, purchasing stationery, maintaining camera equipment, attending to other office and production needs and much more. This position offered a fantastic mentoring scheme during which I was mentored by Maddie Sinclair (Head of Drama Development). The scheme involved career development advice and an opportunity to broaden knowledge of the industry, including an insight into new developments, greenlit shows, commissioners and writers. It was fantastic to become familiar with a working development slate and understand the process from treatment through to shooting script. I read and analysed a range of treatments and scripts, from the early development stage through to greenlit projects. Along with this, I wrote a book report on a potential book adaptation for the team.
- Learning the ropes of film and television from the development to distribution - Involved with creating short films, documentaries, studio productions and a sitcom - Developed writing skills amongst camerawork, lighting, sound and a variety of production skills - Enabling creative, technical and editorial skills on a daily basis - Researching current practices and studies revolving around the television and film industries