Breaking into UK Film and TV Drama book published

How to find job in Film TV DramaBreaking in UK Film & TV Drama by Matt Gallagher now available on Amazon

A new book, Breaking Into UK Film and TV Drama, written by industry insider Matt Gallagher (founder of crewing website is a comprehensive guide for new entrants to the UK’s creative industries, offering in-depth advice and practical tips on how to break into the business and build a sustainable career.

The book also includes unique contributions and advice from leading organisations such as AMPAS (The Oscars), BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film London and WFTV, as well from Oscar and BAFTA-winning talent including Amma Asante (director, A United Kingdom), Steven Hall (VFX DoP, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Rebecca O’Brien (Producer, I, Daniel Blake).

It is available exclusively at Amazon:

There are over 60 contributions from leading Film and TV Drama professionals including:

Lord David Puttnam, Producer, Chariots of Fire

Carola Ash, Director of AMPAS (The Oscars) Europe

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive, BAFTA

Alison Small, Chief Executive, The Production Guild

Dinah Caine CBE, CEO, Creative Skillset

Amma Asante, Director, Belle

Roy Button, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Productions

Jacqui Taunton-Fenton, Head of BBC Drama Talent

Jed Mercurio, Writer/Director, Line of Duty

Debbie Vertue, Head of Production, Hartswood Films, Sherlock

John Yorke Head of Company Pictures

Rebecca O’Brien, Producer, Sixteen Films, I, Daniel Blake

Gillian Berrie, Producer, Sigma Films, Under the Skin

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Beauty and the Beast

Neil Corbould, Special Effects Supervisor Saving Private Ryan

Nigel Heath, Hackenbacker Studios, Downton Abbey

Nicky Ball, Creative England Crew & Facilities Manager

Vicki Allen & Tamana Bleasedale, Calltime Company

David Worley, Camera Operator, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones

Andy Lowe, Gaffer, Paddington

Flora Moody, Make Up & Hair Artist, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

James Cox, Stunt performer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mark Sanger, Editor, Gravity

Tom Rye, 2nd AD, World War Z

Lauren Dark, Producer, War Book

Holly Pullinger, Production Manager, Fortitude

Simon Rogers, Production Designer, Tyrannosaur

Jody Knight, Grip, The Man from UNCLE

Laurajane Miles, Script Supervisor, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Ros Little, Costume Designer, In The Loop

Bob Bridges, Video Assist Coordinator, Harry Potter

Chris Burdon, Re Recording Mixer, Captain Phillips


It is available exclusively at Amazon:

Matt Gallagher, author, says: “I wanted to create a wide ranging and comprehensive book that will be of real, practical use to new entrants. Breaking into UK Film and TV Drama contains everything you need to know to kick start your successful career in this industry.”

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission, says: “A refreshingly honest, remarkably comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities and obstacles faced by those entering the UK film industry. Backed up by well-researched facts, historical analysis and real insight from an array of talented professionals it is a valuable guide to this wonderful business.”

Lizzie Evans, runner (Holby City, Spectre), says: “The ultimate secret weapon for anyone aspiring to work in drama. Packed full of facts and information and with interesting insights from industry pros, this book will equip you with all the knowledge you need to kickstart your career (and give you tips on how to get ahead once you’re in).”

It is available exclusively at Amazon:

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