Initially trained at the BBC where I worked as a Production Assistant, I have been involved in specialised training for the film and television industry for over forty years, running over a hundred training courses for most of the major television companies in the UK as well as courses for the Independent Television Association, the National Film and Television School, the Royal College of Art and other colleges and academies. I have also run courses for the Galway Film Commission in Ireland, the Gaelic Training Trust, the Northern Ireland Film Council and the Munich School of Television and Film in Germany.
My own residential courses attracts applicants from all the main television companies, independent and corporate production companies as well as students from overseas.
My training is approved by Skillset, the industry traianing organisation and my contribution to television training in the UK was recognised in 1996 by National Training Awards at both regional and national level.
My two books: The Continuity Supervisor and The Television PA’s Handbook have been standard textbooks for the industry.