SECRETARY- ADMINISTRATIVEA secretary has administrative responsibilities for example one managing the businessaffairs and activities of an executive or an organization. Secretaries support Producersand Production Departments.Secretaries also may also act as receptionists, answer telephones, and take on officemanagement if needed, duties such as keeping the kitchen stocked, dealing withcleaners, keeping the first aid box. In larger studios, the role may be confined to theneeds of the Production Office. Some typing is involved, both on behalf of othermembers of the team and also for writing their own letters, notes, charts, etc. This canbe, but is not always, an entry-level role
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProduction Secretaries- Have a variety of roles and responsibilities thesecould depend on who they work for , they are responsible for regularadministrative duties such as organising couriers and shipments; takingaccurate messages; collecting and distributing time sheets; ensuring thatinvoices are authorised by the relevant people; liaising with the Accountsdepartment; keeping the petty cash book; preparing and issuing standardemployment contracts; checking stocks and re-ordering studio supplies;ensuring that support contracts for studio equipment are current and valid;helping to keep databases up to date; taking notes at meetings; and generalsecretarial duties.
QUALIFICATIONSThe Qualifications/Experience needed includes ;No degree qualifications are necessary, although it can be a benefit if it has beenstudied at A-level or in a university role.Good IT skills are essential, and an interest in software programmes other than wordprocessing can be helpful. In addition to standard packages,knowledge of spreadsheets and scheduling programmes, together withPhotoshop, can be an asset. They must be numerate, literate and capable ofcomposing letters with out help. Therefore a good typing skills are required, but it isunlikely that shorthand will be needed. In all Animation techniques, both attention todetail and diligent follow up are vital.
RATES OF PAY The average salary for a Production Secretary in the UK is:£19,250With regard to age and impact on salary for a Production Secretary, astatistical average weighting this can be based on how salary varies byage and not for a specific job which may vary considerably thissuggests on average a secretary will get £14,438 for a worker in their20s, £18,865 (30s), £22,330 (40s) and £22,330 (50s).
CONTRACTUsually a Production Secretary has a fixed term contract , this couldbe an amount of months. T H E I R P L AC E W I T H I N T H E O RG A N I S AT I O NSecretaries have a major part with in aorganisation :-As they are responsible of most of theorganisaion with in the production.
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING CREATIVE ;This is a vital role in all of the arts and entertainment industries. Inanother sense, they can be seen as another element in any productdevelopment process. The creative director may also assume the roles ofan art director, copywriter, or lead designer. The responsibilities of acreative director include leading the communication design, interactivedesign, and concept forward in any work assigned. For example, thisresponsibility is often seen in industries related to advertisement
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAdvertising directors often are responsible for producing innovative ideas foradvertising campaigns in all kinds of media, including :television; radio; posters;press; direct mail. Meeting with the account management team to discuss the clients requirements;gaining an understanding of the target audience and business that the advert isaimed at; working closely with the copywriter to generate creative ideas andconcepts to fulfill the clients brief; Meeting with the creative director before presenting ideas to clients;
RATE OF PAY Range of typical starting salaries: new entrants on a workplacement with an agency might be paid the national minimum wage;for those in junior positions, salaries may range from £18,000 to£25,000, depending on the type and location of the agency. Senior art directors may earn anything between £45,000 and£120,000, although very few reach the upper end of this range as thehighest salaries will only be paid by the leading agencies.
MORE INFORMATION In modern advertising practice, an art director typically works intandem with a copywriter. The team usually works together to devisean overall concept also known as the "creative" or "big idea for thecommercial, mailer, brochure, or other advertisement.
- LOCATION SCOUT -There are three different jobs in the Location aspect of TV & Film.Unit Manager, Location Manager and Assistant Location Manager.Location Scout- Does much of the actual research, footwork andphotography to document location possibilities. Often the LocationManager will do some scouting himself, as well as the AssistantLocation Manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.Unit Manger role for example, includes going between the film crew and thelocation, making sure that the propertys residents or landlords are kept informedand are happy so that filming can move quickly with no disruptions. They also haveto resolve any complaints so that they don’t impact the shooting schedule.However the Location Manager’s job is completely different. Their primary role isto identify and find ideal locations for the film shoot, reporting to theProducer, Director and Production Designer to make sure it is right for theproduction.The Assistant Location Mangers job is purely to assist the Location Manager- theyalso look for additional locations whilst the Location Scout is finding the biggerplaces.
RATES OF PAY.These will vary according to location in the country, the budget of theproduction they are working on.. Rates of pay vary with experience, but assistant location managersstarting out can expect to earn between £916 and £1297 per weekdepending on the type of production. Location managers can expect to earn £1221 per week for atelevision drama and up to £1730 for a major feature film.
EDITORIAL – EDITOR Roles and Responsibilities• Editing various shots together, to make the final product• Working closely with the director throughout the filming process,checking for continuity and synchronization between scenes• Make sure the scenes, which are usually filmed out of time and sequence, fit together in a way that makes sense and tells the story
EDITORIAL – EDITOR Salary• A typical starting salaries: £18,000 - £25,000, from a television or post-production company• Salaries with experience: £20,000 - £35,000• Typical salaries at senior levels: £37,000 - £70,000 (the higher end comes with high profile jobs)
EDITORIAL – EDITORContracts• Editors tend to work on a freelance basis, employed by the production company itself or by an agency, though employment from agencies is easier to come by, agencies demand a cut of salary.• Working freelance means working for intense periods of time though there is often long breaks in between
EDITORIAL – EDITOR Hours• Editors tend to work long hours, shift work can be involved.• Night shifts and lots of over time is required to meet strictdeadlines
EDITORIAL – EDITING Key Skills• ability to be creative under pressure;• imagination and an understanding of narrative;• excellent communication and interpersonal skills;• developed sense of rhythm and timing in story telling;• highly developed aesthetic visual awareness;• ability to lead a team;• patience, attention to detail and good organizational skills;• knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation andprocedures.
RESPONSIBILITY Costume Designer – Design the costume Wardrobe Superviser - Supervising all wardrobe related activities Costume Maker – Makes the costumes designed for the feature Job responsibilities for people in the Costume Department vary fromproduction to production, depending on the requirements of theCostume Designer. General knowledge of both costume history andmodern fashion, General knowledge about the qualities of different typesof fabric.
CREATIVE - COSTUME Salary The salary estimates of costume designers based on workexperience are:• Entry-Level Costume Designer: $500/ production• Experienced Costume Designer: $20,000/production• Top-Level Costume Designer: $150,000/production
CREATIVE - COSTUME Contracts People in the costume department often work on a freelance basis.