Oliver becomes Vice-Chair of BECTU Locations Department Branch

On Wednesday 7th February 2024, Oliver has formally appointed Vice-Chair of the BECTU Locations Department Branch. Oliver has been a member of BECTU since 2019 and over the past three years he has been involved in the marketing and comms committee and TV & Film Rate Card. He will be working over the next year with Co-Chairs Christian Oughton & Vicki Fox.

Oliver Laurenson-Gore & Michelle Munchan

Oliver & Michelle are looking to job share (and are avaliable currently). Both have experience of Location Managing in London & South East within HETV and independent feature films. Are able to do 3 days each (with the shared day being paid for by ScreenSkills).

Top 20 items to bring on your first day working in Locations Department (Part 2)

Our second of two blogs are about Top 20 items to bring is very weather and survival orientated. This is mainly due to the nature of our role which involves working on the move and most of the time outside. If you missed the first part of the blog it is available here  This list is very much for location marshalls and assistants starting out (plus also Floor Runners) and not for more senior roles whom probably need a lot more – including a laptop to hand. Enjoy the first part below; A good torch, possibly a head torch. Really useful for dimly lit interiors, early starts and late finishes. Spare socks – nothing worse than damp cold feet with […]

Church Gardens (SW101)

A controllable period residential street around a church in London. Permissions required from Met Film Unit & Southwark Film Office. Don’t forget we can provide your Traffic Management Services 

1 to 1 CV Clinic & Coaching Sessions

We offer 1 to 1 CV Clinic and online coaching to get your all important CV up to scratch and helping with developing essential skills needed for the industry. Suitable for anyone new, returning to the industry or whom just needs some support.  Bursaries are avaliable.

Top 20 items to bring on your first day working in Locations Department (Part 1)

Our first of two blogs (coming later this month) are about Top 20 items to bring is very weather and survival orientated. This is mainly due to the nature of our role which involves working on the move and most of the time outside. This list is very much for location marshalls and assistants starting out (plus also Floor Runners) and not for more senior roles whom probably need a lot more – including a laptop to hand. Enjoy the first part below; Have a spare charger or battery pack for your phone Is your phone really going to survive 10+ hours on the go with looking for directions, taking calls and messaging?…always have a spare in your bag! Bring […]

Green Routes – On Location Filming ideas to reduce waste and emissions

In last week’s Autumn Budget/Statement, it was announced that in 2025, electric cars will no longer be exempt from Road Tax. Of course, this is following the news that there will be a ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030. I thought I would talk about my own experiences (as a Location Manager & Scout) for trying to be more aware of my own carbon footprint. Of course I have seen bad practice…. like the time when a Director of Photography (DoP) plugged in his electric car into a diesel generator at a film studios. You have got to question is this right?…Whom should be providing the facilities?…Whom should be paying for this cost?… Within the Film & TV industry […]