Filmed Entertainment Group
Reports to: Head of TV Drama UK
Diary management and scheduling:
Managing Head of TV Drama schedules and setting meetings internally and externally, be it project specific or general meetings with writers/directors and general support for the TV Creative Execs.
Liaising with Senior Leadership offices, as well as our LA colleagues and ensuring that certain meetings/calls are going into their diaries and vice versa
‘Front of house’ duties when welcoming people for meetings.
First point of contact for Working Title on calls for Head of TV Drama and the TV development department and ensuring that messages are passed on and dealt with professionally.
Running through Head of TV Drama’s diary at the beginning/end of each day and ensuring that she is pre-prepared for all her meetings (i.e. reminding them to read/watch various material)
Taking minutes in internal departmental meetings and ensuring that any tasks that arise are being properly actioned and followed-up.
Helping and liaising with the film team Assistant to manage the submissions log
– Covering material and writing coverage when asked – this includes writing synopses and providing informed comments/feedback on material that we’ve been officially submitted, assessing its value within the current TV landscape and thinking about whether it could be a good fit for Working Title to potentially bring onto their TV slates.
Uploading material to our shared drive so that the tv and film development teams can access remotely
Scripts / WT projects:
Proofing new drafts as soon as they come in and amending/editing any typos using Final Draft
Ensuring that scripts are correctly labeled and filed on our internal system
Watermarking scripts/material for talent and ensuring that this information is sufficiently logged
Updating or compiling project related lists (i.e. cast, writer and director lists)
Drawing up beat-sheets and ‘carding’ scripts ahead of certain meetings
Working alongside other development assistants and ensuring that each project has an up-to-date synopsis of the current draft
Liaising with high-profile talent to arrange their national/international travel and accommodation
Organising Head of TV Drama’s travel when going on business trips or to events and festivals, and to and from set / production visits.
Booking theatre tickets and events
When necessary, covering films/theatre and reporting back in a timely fashion and highlighting any recent film, tv, theatre news/reviews/general information that might be of interest and relevance to the wider Film and TV departments including circulating any relevant industry news and information to the development team
Updating our general writers and directors long-lists
Reconciling Head of TV Drama’s business credit card statement and expenses
Lunch and coffee run when runners and other support staff are not able to help and general support for visitors (talent) when in the building
Ideal skills for the role:
This role would ideally suit someone who thrives on being an Assistant in a very busy and varied Creative department. Ideally would have had some experience as an Assistant. Good / some working knowledge of established and emerging talent in the Film & TV Industry. Great organizational skills and a keen interest in Films and High-end TV drama. Great interpersonal skills as dealing with some very senior Talent in the Industry.
While the focus of the role is largely administrative, there is scope to expand and contribute into the creative aspects of the department. A keen interest in film and television is expected, however wider interests including but not limited to areas such as theatre, literature, podcasts, comedy, gaming, social media and content creation, that can feed into the department, would be very welcome.
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International Working Title
Bevan and Fellner have been honoured with the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA’s highest honour for motion picture producers. They have also been accorded two of the highest film awards given to British filmmakers; the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, at the Orange British Academy Film [BAFTA] Awards, and the Alexander Walker Film Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. They have also both been honored with CBEs (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire).
Working Title’s six-part drama series The Luminaries aired last year for BBC Two, and the upcoming six-part comedy series Lady Parts, written and directed by Nida Manzoor, will air in May 2021 for Channel 4 and Peacock. Set for production later this year is EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE adapted by Dolly Alderton from her best-selling book.
The company’s commercial and critical feature film hits include My Beautiful Launderette, Sid & Nancy, The Interpreter, About a Boy, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Fargo, Dead Man Walking, Bean, High Fidelity, Johnny English, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, A Serious Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Love Actually, Shaun of the Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Nanny McPhee, United 93, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Hot Fuzz, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Burn After Reading, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, Paul, Senna, Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy, Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, I Give It A Year, About Time, Rush, Two Faces of January, Trash, The Theory of Everything, Legend, Everest, The Danish Girl , Hail Caesar!, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, Victoria & Abdul, The King of Thieves, Johnny English Strikes Again, Mary Queen of Scots, Radioactive, Yesterday, Emma., The High Note and Rebecca.
The upcoming film slate includes Last Night in Soho directed by Edgar Wright starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith, Cyrano, directed by Joe Wright starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Ben Mendelsohn and What’s Love Got to Do With It, written by Jemima Khan and directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Lily James, Shazad Latif and Emma Thompson. In production this year are Matilda The Musical, to be directed by Matthew Warchus, starring Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch, Catherine, Called Birdy, written and directed by Lena Dunham, and The Swimmers, written by Jack Thorne and directed by Sally El Hosaini.
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