What Is An Assistant Production Co-coordinator?
- Working on set and in the production office
- Co-ordinating travel, transport and accommodation
- Dealing with general office admin
To do this role, you will need to:
- Have experience of the film industry
- Have an understanding of the film making process
- Be good at multi-tasking
- Be enthusiastic team players
- Be able to work calmly under pressure
- Be hardworking and efficient
- Have good organisational skills
- Have good communication skills
- Have good IT skills
- Be aware of relevant health and safety laws and procedures
- Know how to manage yourself as a freelancer
What does an Assistant Production Co-ordinator do?
Assistant Production Co-ordinators work under the direct supervision of a Production Co-ordinator. The work varies according to the production phase.
They set up, maintain and close down the Production Office, ordering furniture, equipment and supplies. They help to co-ordinate travel, accommodation, work permits, visas, medical examinations and any immunisations for principal crew and cast. They also carry out general production duties, including typing, filing, answering the telephone, and other related office duties. They help organise the pick-up and delivery of equipment and crew by the Unit Drivers.
They assist the Production Co-ordinator to prepare and distribute shooting schedules, crew and cast lists, call sheets, production reports, movement orders, scripts and script revisions.
Production Co-ordinators are almost always self-employed. They work long hours, particularly during the final week of pre-production. Most UK films employ one Assistant Production Co-ordinator. But on larger productions they may employ two or more.
Will I need a qualification?
You don’t need a specific qualification, but a BA degree is usually required. You will also need a full clean EU driving licence.