TV pro­duc­tion body’s seal of ap­proval in link with de­gree

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THE Pro­duc­tion Guild of Great Britain has an­nounced its first univer­sity part­ner­ship – with Edge Hill Univer­sity as part of its on­go­ing work to chan­nel new ta­lent into UK film and TV drama pro­duc­tion of­fices.

Edge Hill’s BA (Hons) de­gree in Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion Man­age­ment is now of­fi­cially af­fil­i­ated with The Pro­duc­tion Guild, the UK’s lead­ing mem­ber­ship or­gan­i­sa­tion for those work­ing in film and TV drama pro­duc­tion.

Course par­tic­i­pants in their third year of study be­come ‘stu­dent mem­bers’ of the Pro­duc­tion Guild, re­ceiv­ing in­dus­try ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion and re­sources to help plan their ca­reer paths. Upon grad­u­a­tion, their avail­abil­ity is pro­moted di­rectly to the Pro­duc­tion Guild’s mem­ber­ship of more than 950 mem­bers and 100 com­pany af­fil­i­ates, help­ing them find em­ploy­ment on ac­tive pro­duc­tions quickly and ef­fi­ciently.

Ali­son Small, CEO of The Pro­duc­tion Guild, said: “We’re de­lighted to have our first of­fi­cial ed­u­ca­tion part­ner­ship in place with Edge Hill Univer­sity.

“Sup­port­ing new ta­lent to en­ter the work­force is es­sen­tial for the screen in­dus­try right now; pro­duc­tion is boom­ing and it’s vi­tal that the UK’s pipeline of ta­lent keeps de­liv­er­ing new en­trants into ju­nior roles, now and in the fu­ture.

“This type of part­ner­ship helps us bridge the gap for grad­u­ates mov­ing from pro­duc­tion-re­lated study into paid work.

“It gives stu­dents a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the in­dus­try, so they’re bet­ter equipped to step into ca­reers and progress quickly.

“It also makes their avail­abil­ity for work af­ter grad­u­a­tion far more vis­i­ble to pro­duc­tion of­fices ac­tively look­ing to fill ju­nior po­si­tions.

“The North West is an ex­cep­tion­ally strong cen­tre for film and TV drama pro­duc­tion out­side Lon­don, mak­ing it an ex­cel­lent re­gional base to be­gin this tar­geted sup­port.”

Pere­landra Bee­dles, pro­gramme leader in Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion Man­age­ment at Edge Hill, said: “The Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion Man­age­ment de­gree is unique not only for be­ing the only one of its kind in the UK but also be­cause of the strong re­la­tion­ships it has with the broad­cast in­dus­try.

“Orig­i­nally co-writ­ten with the BBC, we pride our­selves on pro­vid­ing stu­dents with the knowl­edge and skills they need to move into broad­cast­ing.

“The Pro­duc­tion Guild work at the very heart of this in­dus­try so the ben­e­fits of this col­lab­o­ra­tion to our stu­dents will be enor­mous.”

THE 2019 ap­pli­ca­tions are now open – for more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply visit https:// www.edge­hill.ac.uk/cour­ses/ tele­vi­sion-pro­duc­tion-man­age­ment/

Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion Man­age­ment stu­dents at Edge Hill Univer­sity

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