Ever wondered what happens in the production office, the engine of the production? Ever thought about it as a career path? Are you organised and meticulous? Do you like to know everything that’s going on in production?

Highly experience production manager Joan Cuffy will discuss the core skills needed to step up within the production office. Each role will be examined (Prod Runner, Prod Sec, Prod Coordinator, Production Manager, Line Producer) to see what each role entails. Core areas will be addressed such as preparing crew lists, setting up office, progress reports, script changes etc. How this is different depending on the genre of the production. Also addressed will be the key skills and traits that an individual needs to be successful in production.

About Joan Cuffy - Joan Cuffy is a Television Production Manager with over 20 years working in the industry. She started in the industry working for BBC across many departments before leaving to work freelance in the independent sector. Although she has worked across many genres- documentaries, commercials, factual entertainment, it is in comedy where Joan has established herself. Programme credits include Big Fat Quiz of the Year, 8 Out of 10 Cats, My Family, The Kumars at No.42, Whatever Happened to Harry Hill as well as Dispatches.

Joan currently works at Sky Broadcast Television, over-seeing their comedy slate which includes titles such as Stella, Trollied and Mount Pleasant.

When: Friday 27th January, 10am – 4.00pm (registration from 9.45am).

Where: Level 1, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA. For a map and travel/parking info please click here.


Please note that this class is for North East early career industry professionals. To take part in this class you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. You must have a minimum of 1 paid credit gained in a film, TV or a commercials production environment, working as a trainee or above, and for a duration of at least 1 week.

2. You must be based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear).


To register your interest in this event please follow this link and also submit a summary of no more than 150 words as to why you are interested in ether of the departments along with a CV showing any paid or unpaid work experience to info@nfmacademy.co.uk before Friday 13th Jan, successful applicants will be imnformed on Monday 16th January.

If you have any questions regarding NFM Academy, please contact info@nfmacademy.co.uk. Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge for this event.