Get Into Film and TV Bootcamp

Duration: 8 weeks

Ready to make your mark in the exciting world of film and TV? Join our Get into Film and TV bootcamp, a programme to support entry into the film/TV sector. Gain insider knowledge and hands-on skills and kickstart your career behind the scenes. Get ready to shine in this dynamic, fast-paced industry!

Who is it suitable for?

This course is aimed at learners working or aiming to work as a production assistant within the film & TV industry.

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Course Content

Key elements:

  • Working freelance – finding and keeping work
  • The business of your business – dealing confidently with taxes, banks and other aspects of money
  • Career progression/options, becoming a Production Coordinator and other opportunities
  • Contributing to the production process, monitoring budgets and resources and adapting to operational changes as required.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to plan and develop productions.
  • Maintain production documentation and/or programme logs.
  • Research, identify and suggest resources, logistics and equipment taking into consideration constraints.
  • Provide technical support to colleagues for audio and visual productions.


The course will be delivered over 8 weeks. Workshops will be held in person at venues in or near Watford two days a week, with some additional activities live and online via Teams.


This course is supported by Hertfordshire Futures. To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19+ and live in Hertfordshire.

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Get Into Film: Production Skills Bootcamp 2024

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Recently, JGA learners attended our Production Assistant Skills Bootcamp. From set design to costume design, script writing to hair and makeup, students had the opportunity to get stuck in and develop their skills, under the expert guidance of multi-award winning producer Simon Poon Tip.

Click the button below to read the Production Assistant Skills Bootcamp blog.