Opening doors to the film and TV industry - Production Guild

Posted on 13 September 2016

Film and TV runner training for under-represented groups

Do you have a passion for film but lack the opportunities and confidence to take that first step? We are running a two-day course designed to help 40 people from under represented groups gain the knowledge and contacts required to undertake an entry level role in film or TV.

The course is led by 1st AD Lynsey Muir whose credits include Dom Hemingway, Lewis, Doctor Who and Harrigan and will enable you to understand what is expected of production and floor runners. The final day will end with an opportunity to meet with Production Guild staff and members – helping you to build contacts and discuss the industry.

No previous experience is required but you must be able to work within a team and contribute and support your fellow team members, applicants need to be aged 16 or over and resident in the UK.

Course dates | Monday October10th from 9.30 AM to 5.30PM and Tuesday october 11th October from 10.30AM to 6.30PM. Networking – 6.30pm – 9pm

Venue | 01zero-one Hopkins St, London W1F 0HS

The cost of this course is £20 & VAT & fees.

The course will cover:

  • The stages of film and TV production
  • Different types of production
  • The structure of a crew
  • Glossary of industry terms
  • Health & safety
  • What is production running
  • Production office paperwork
  • Set etiquette
  • Floor running
  • Responsibilities of assistant director department
  • Radio etiquette and lingo
  • Using a radio – practical demonstration
  • Working as a runner
  • CV writing
  • Getting into the industry

Applications for this training programme are now open. Please email for an application form.

You can read FAQs document attached about this course.

We will be running other open new entrant training over the winter. If you would like to be notified of other training opportunities, please email

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 9am Monday 26th September

This scheme is funded by Creative Skillset to attract and help people from underrepresented groups get an introduction to working in the film industry. This includes a broad spectrum of backgrounds primarily, but not exclusively, from areas of socio economic difficulty and ethnic minorities.

For further information please email

This workshop is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund.