Career outlook for TV or film production assistant
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would take care of many of the practical tasks behind great films and TV programmes.
Typically, you would:
- Hire studio facilities and equipment
- Book hotels and make travel arrangements for cast and crew
- Go to production meetings
- Copy and distribute scripts
- Type and circulate production schedules and daily reports
- Get permission to use copyrighted music or film clips
- Deal with accounts and expenses
In television, you might also:
- Time the show in the studio gallery
- Call camera shots
- Cue pre-recorded material
- Keep records of shots taken
- Make sure the shots look the same after breaks in filming
You would work as part of a team of producers, researchers, and technical staff like camera crew and editors.
UK employment status
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