Get that job in film or TV

Date: (28/07/2016)

Breaking Into UK Film and TV Drama, written by industry insider Matt Gallagher is a comprehensive guide for new entrants to the UK’s creative industries, offering in-depth advice and practical tips on how to break into the business and build a sustainable career.

It's available from Amazon for £13.29.

Matt Gallagher is the founder of The Call Sheet and author of Breaking into UK Film and TV Drama. Matt has spent 15 years working in the film, TV and commercials industry in the UK.

The Callsheet is a database of UK crew and jobs.

The book also includes unique contributions and advice from leading organisations such as AMPAS, BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film London and WFTV, as well from Oscar and BAFTA-winning talent including Amma Asante (director, A United Kingdom), Steven Hall (VFX DoP, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Rebecca O’Brien (Producer, I, Daniel Blake).

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission, says: “A refreshingly honest, remarkably comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities, and obstacles faced by those entering the UK film industry. Backed up by well-researched facts, historical analysis and real insight from an array of talented professionals it is a valuable guide to this wonderful business.”

Lizzie Evans, runner (Holby City, Spectre), says: “The ultimate secret weapon for anyone aspiring to work in drama. Packed full of facts and information and with interesting insights from industry pros, this book will equip you with all the knowledge you need to kickstart your career (and give you tips on how to get ahead once you’re in).”

A comprehensive guide to finding work in UK Film and TV Drama for new entrants and graduates.

Includes information on:

  • How to find work in the Film and TV Drama industry
  • How Prep, Production, and Post really works
  • Understanding the paperwork
  • Guide to the UK job market and production companies
  • How to write a brilliant CV and cover letter
  • Advice on networking, finding jobs & building a career

Includes exclusive comments and career advice from:

Lord David Puttnam, Producer, Chariots of Fire
Carola Ash, Director of AMPAS (The Oscars) Europe
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive, BAFTA
Alison Small, Chief Executive, The Production Guild
Dinah Caine CBE, CEO, Creative Skillset
Amma Asante, Director, Belle
Roy Button, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Productions
Jacqui Taunton-Fenton, Head of BBC Drama Talent
Jed Mercurio, Writer/Director, Line of Duty
Debbie Vertue, Head of Production, Hartswood Films, Sherlock
John Yorke Head of Company Pictures
Rebecca O'Brien, Producer, Sixteen Films, I, Daniel Blake
Gillian Berrie, Producer, Sigma Films, Under the Skin
Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Beauty and the Beast
Neil Corbould, Special Effects Supervisor Saving Private Ryan
Nigel Heath, Hackenbacker Studios, Downton Abbey
Nicky Ball, Creative England Crew & Facilities Manager
Vicki Allen & Tamana Bleasedale, Calltime Company
David Worley, Camera Operator, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones
Andy Lowe, Gaffer, Paddington
Flora Moody, Make Up & Hair Artist, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
James Cox, Stunt performer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mark Sanger, Editor, Gravity