Is your dream job to work in TV and Film?

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It was an incredibly valuable experience which I don’t think I would get anywhere else! It was really informative and definitely gave me a sense that making this career change is a real possibility, and one that I can make successfully.

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Thinking of starting a career in the media industry but you’re not sure where to start? Our course covers everything you need to know !

About this Event

The film and TV industry are struggling at the moment to facilitate the production that have started filming. There is a shortage of crew in every department.

There are lots of crew who think they can work in the industry but lack the basic skills that will help them get a foot in the door.

Do you have transferable skills?

Do you want to retrain?

Have you always dreamt of career in Film and TV?

Set Etiquette have put together a 2-day course that will not only help you decide which department would be a best fit for you, It offers you the information on essential skills needed to break into the industry.

Course leaders will be award-winning Producer Mary Hare, amazing coach and mentor Andrew Minns and the Director of Set Etiquette, Tracey Ewen-Powell. Between them they have over 75 years of high-level experience. They want to share the knowledge that has helped them have a successful career. Topics covered will include: –

  • Set etiquette
  • The journey (and how long it takes) to climb that ladder
  • What department are you most suited too
  • Genres and crossing over (or not)
  • Getting a job
  • Body language
  • Impact and Resilience
  • Consider your strengths and weaknesses
  • Approaching companies
  • CV writing
  • Personal work email
  • Covering letter writing
  • How to be remembered without being annoying
  • Saying thank you
  • Social media
  • What happens before the first day?
  • All things form filling
  • Contracts
  • Holiday pay
  • Health & Safety courses
  • Other useful courses
  • Insurance (driving your car for work)
  • How to read a script
  • Breaking it down
  • Call sheets and how to read them
  • Day one on the set
  • Bring paperwork
  • Time keeping
  • Knowing that you know nothing
  • Finance
  • Petty cash

Mary Hare

Mary’s career started in the design department at BBC Television in the early 80s and since then she has worked around the world including Stonehenge: Decoded for National Geographic; produced 24 episodes of the award-winning drama series Bishaash in Bangladesh; 30 episodes of Taste of Life for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and the award-winning documentary Ice Bear.

She has recently produced series one and 2 of London Kills for Acorn TV in the US and is in development with series 3 and 4 alongside a new contemporary drama series for BBC Daytime.

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Tracey Ewen Powell (Set Etiquette CEO)

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Andrew Minns

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Minns has agreed to join us as one of our course leaders. With over 25 years’ experience in coaching and mentoring, Andrew’s 90 min session will be incorporated into this 2-day course.

The importance of making effective, positive impressions on those we work with will be the key area for discussion during Andrew’s session. This will prove especially relevant when embarking on a career within the intense, fast-paced arena that is the TV and FILM industry.

Andrew will work to improve your resilience, helping you create a positive, lasting impact on your future work colleagues. This will be a positive advantage, both as an invaluable tool, not only for your chosen career within this rewarding industry, but also a useful and rewarding life skill.


Don’t miss this opportunity to change your life.
Book now! Numbers are strictly limited to 15 places.
This 2-day course costs £190.00
Course hours are 10am – 4pm.


Candidates can apply for funding to attend a course by going onto the Screenskills website here.

The following criteria is required:

  • You are a freelancer and are eligible to work in the UK
  • You currently work in the UK screen industries, or can demonstrate your intention to work in the UK screen industries
  • You have a UK bank account
  • You are 18 years old or above
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