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Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) provide technical, administrative and organisational support to producers or directors for film, television, radio or stage productions.

Overview

Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) provide technical, administrative and organisational support to producers or directors for film, television, radio or stage productions.

Day-to-day

  • completes administrative, publicity and research work
  • works out shooting and rehearsal schedules
  • arranges production meetings
  • hires and books vehicles, accommodation, equipment and flights
  • sorts out any legal requirements in relation to venues
  • photocopies scripts, arranges voice-overs
  • organises contracts
  • deals with production enquiries from the public
  • labels and categorises tapes and sends them to the director and other relevant staff
  • carries out general administration tasks.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

  • You can work as a Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) without formal qualifications, however, a course in audio visual studies, media and communications, theatre production or another related field may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Certificate in Creative Industries or Screen and Media

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