Focus 2018: Film London – Shooting the Capital

Earlier this month Eddie Standish, co-founder of Locate Productions, took part in a panel organised by Film London as part of the TLG Focus event. Focus is an event aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive – and is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet with content makers, film commissions, production services and locations providers from over 60 countries.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s event addressed the key opportunities and challenges concerning the production industry today and saw over 2000 people attend across 2 days.

Michelle Jenkins, Head of Production Services at Film London, invited Eddie to speak on a panel to a packed out room focussing on how Film London are working to keep London filming. The session included discussion around their film-friendly initiatives, such as the London Filming Partnership, which led to key infrastructural changes in the way filming is managed in the capital. The panel then looked towards the future and asked what one of the busiest cities in the world needs to do to remain popular with all types of production.

Other speakers included:

James Waller, Grid Project Lead, Film London

Alex Gladstone, Location Manager

Joanna Burnaby-Atkins, Film Liaison Manager, City of London

Felicity Jump, Senior Commercial Filming Manager, Network Rail

For more information on TLG’s Focus event visit their website here.

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The Company and the Role

Locate Productions is one of the leading Location and Production service companies in the UK, producing shoots and sourcing locations for the TV and photographic industry nationwide and abroad.  

We are looking for an ‘In House Runner’ to help assist the Production team in the office and on shoots, maintain the location library database and complete general office admin etc.

This job is offered on a full time basis and the role is based at our office in Clapham Common, SW4.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Production team with prepping shoots; both in the office and occasionally on set
  • Maintaining the Location Library database, ensuring contact details are up to date and photos are tagged
  • Gather content and images for newsletters / website / portfolio updates and assisting with wider marketing projects
  • Uploading research, recce, scouting and casting photos to the Locate website
  • To carry out administrative tasks such as organising couriers, caterers and other suppliers
  • Organising all production kit ensuring it is returned, cleaned and sorted when jobs finish ready for the next one
  • Completing general office tasks such as receiving deliveries and reconciling receipts
  • Answering phones in the office and taking clear and coherent messages

Desired Attributes:

  • An interest in Production & Locations
  • Working knowledge of DSLR cameras and photographic equipment
  • The ability to work both in a team and under own initiative
  • An understanding of Mac OSX and Microsoft Office. Photoshop / Lightroom knowledge would be beneficial
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise a workload
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Good attention to detail and the desire to learn
  • The ability to work in a fast paced media industry, as part of a tight knit team
  • An interest in keeping a positive working environment
  • To hold a full, clean UK drivers license. Van driving experience would be beneficial

Job Details:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience including company performance related bonus
  • Based on a 40 hour week at the Locate Productions office in Clapham Common, SW4
  • 25 paid days holiday plus public holidays

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com addressed ‘Runner Application – YOUR NAME’, to arrive no later than 09:00 on 10th February 2020.

Interviews to be staged week commencing 17th February 2020. 

Any questions, please call Drew or Rosie on 0207 978 1688.

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