Production Manager Training 2011
Production Manager Training 2011 (February - June)
Eight talented and skilled individuals from the creative industries were chosen to follow a new six month, part-time Production Manager Training Scheme with industry training company, CYFLE.
An exciting and innovative 6 month part time training scheme aimed at industry professionals living in Wales and with at least 2 years demonstrable industry experience.
The course was run over six months in six two day sessions, with project work being done by participants in-between sessions, thus alternating training modules with practical experience of working across a number of production styles and genres.
The participants came from a variety of backgrounds, including documentaries, current affairs, light entertainment, or children’s programmes, situation comedies, soaps or serial drama, or one off dramas, film and new media, since all three sub-sectors need the participation of experienced PMs.
Biographies for Production Management Trainees 2011
Iestyn started in the media as a Researcher at Indus, before taking a CYFLEtraineeship as a Researcher at Presentable. He stayed at Presentable to work as a Production Co-ordinator on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, The Poker Lounge and Changing Lives Going Green. Iestyn has since made the switch to television drama, working in Locations and as an Unit Manager on BBC productions including The Fabulous Baker Boys, Doctor Who and Torchwood – Miracle Day.
Since beginning her career as a Floor Runner for BBC Wales, Delyth has gained ten years of experience working as a 2nd Assistant Director on film and television drama productions across the UK. Her recent credits include The Indian Doctor, The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers, Belonging and Casualty. She has also worked as a Floor Manager on international and domestic live sports coverage for the BBC and S4C.
Lowri Mair Jones
After graduating from Manchester University, Lowri worked in administration at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She then spent twelve months as a trainee Production Co-ordinator at Indus through a CYFLE scheme. Whilst at Indus, Lowri worked on Coal House at War and Wild Welsh Zoo, as well as handling post-production paperwork for a variety of documentary and factual programmes for broadcast on the BBC. After completing her traineeship, Lowri remained at Indus working on Snowdonia 1890 and sports coverage for S4C.
Rhian Wyn Jones
Rhian has a wealth of experience as a 2nd Assistant Director in film and television drama. Her film credits include Cwcw, Mabel’s Story and Rancid Aluminium, while she has also worked on Belonging, Teulu and S4C’s flagship soap Pobol Y Cwm. Prior to working in drama, Rhian was a senior floor manager on the nightly live programme Heno, and gained experience researching and presenting with Agenda and Tinopolis.
Lowri has been working for leading independent production company Boomerang+ for over five years, in various roles including Assistant Producer, Production Co-ordinator and Web Site Project Manager. She has organised shoots in the UK and abroad, handled live extreme sports events and managed production budgets. Prior to working in television, Lowri worked in events in London, and has a degree in Linguistics from University College London.
After working on a variety of short films and as a Production Co-ordinator on Julian Richards’ hard hitting drama feature Summer Scars, in 2008 Sam set up Sparkler Productions, producing micro-budget feature Bad Company, and short film Worm for the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts Wales scheme. She has also worked as a production trainee under Andrea Calderwood on the feature I Am Slave. Sam has studied at the Cass Film Business Academy in London, and holds an MBA from the University of Wales, Newport.
Alaw spent six years at animation company Griffilms, climbing the ladder from Office Co-ordinator to Head of Development. Her credits at Griffilms include Gelert, My Friend Boo and Cnex, and she also worked as Interactive Producer on the Celtic Film Festival Award winning interactive project Tanni Fights Fire. Upon leaving the company, Alaw established Little Lamb Media, working on various interactive projects and events, including the Urdd 2010 web site for S4C/Avanti.
Ruth has most recently been working for Boomerang+ as a Production Co-ordinator on popular S4C children’s programme Stwnsh. Prior to this, Ruth had worked as a Production Assistant and also on the Reception at Boomerang+. Before entering the media, Ruth studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Advice & Guidance at the University of Glamorgan, following her graduation from Cardiff University with a BA (hons) Welsh degree.
This course was funded by S4C, TAC and Skillset Academi+ and was supported by Skillset Cymru