A student from Edge Hill has bagged a job at Warner Bros. thanks to the skills she acquired throughout her degree, along with the University’s partnership with the Production Guild.
Final year Television Production Management student, Emily-Beth Roscoe, from Rufford, always knew she wanted to work in film and television, so when the opportunity arose for her to have a chat with Guy Barker, financial controller and chair of the Production Guild, she jumped at the chance.
Emily will begin her role as a Production Accountant when she finishes her degree in May and will be based at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden.
“I spent a year in industry where I spent some time in accounting which I found really interesting. Production Accountants track the finances involved with a film and are responsible for paying any outstanding invoices and inform the production crew of any leeway in the budget. I got the job by keeping in touch with Guy and was then invited to Warner Bros. Studios to meet the team.”
Throughout her childhood, Emily came to Edge Hill for sporting events and swimming, so when it came to choosing which university she wanted to attend, it was the obvious choice.
“I have watched Edge Hill grow and move from strength to strength. The facilities on offer in Creative Edge are brilliant. I also love my course. It is a fabulous course to narrow your mind into what specific area you want to work in within film and television. The lecturers are super supportive and understanding.”
Emily’s introduction to Warner Bros was made possible due to the partnership between the Production Guild (PG) and the Television Production Management (TVPM) degree, as its Programme leader Perelandra Beedles explains.
“TVPM joined forces with the PG at the beginning of the year. This is a collaboration which not only offers a professional guild membership for students but also includes important networking opportunities with Film and Television Production recruiters.
“When Guy Barker, the Guild’s financial controller, came in to speak to our third-year cohort about his experience working on films including Mission Impossible: Fallout and Dunkirk, he was immediately impressed with Emily. The skills she has gained as part of her degree made her ideally suited for a role at Warner Bros. he was about to recruit to. It is results like these which underline just how employable TVPM students have become.
“Television Production Managers continue to be in short supply within the broadcast industry and as the only degree programme in the UK focusing just on this specialism, our students are increasingly being lined up for work to start as soon as they graduate. These students then become part of an alumni network who continually circle back to us to find entry level staff for productions they are working on. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of Emily and look forward to watching her progress.”
Edge Hill University has partnered with The Production Guild of Great Britain to deliver the first university partnership 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.
Click here for more information about Edge Hill’s Television Production Management course.