Beth started working in TV as soon as she graduated from Screen and Film School Brighton in 2018. Now, she is a Production Secretary on Channel 4s smash hit series, The Great British Bake Off.
Beth’s first position was as a Trainee Floor Runner for BBC Studios and then as an Office Runner at local production company, Ricochet – one of Screen and Film School Brighton’s Industry Partners.
Beth soon progressed to a Production Runner position at the BBC before moving onto Channel 4’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and its spin-off shows. She’s since been promoted to Production Secretary and will soon be heading back to Love Productions for the next series of Bake Off.
What was the most valuable thing about your experience at Screen and Film School?
“Having the ability to create what I wanted and having all that equipment available to do so. It’s not so easy once you graduate.
The connections I made at the Film School are so valuable. I feel lucky to still be close to many friends I made at that time, but we also serve as industry contacts to each other. I’ve had jobs through people I know from the School and I’ve been able to help others find opportunities as well.”
What advice would you offer a recent Screen and Film School graduate?
“Don’t snub TV! When I was at Film School we all wanted to work on films and I never even thought about working in TV. Absolutely go for your dreams, but TV is a great way to start in the industry and there is a lot more work there too.
I would also say take advantage of all the facilities offered to you at the Film School. I wish I had taken more advantage of the workshops and Masterclasses, even in areas I wasn’t as interested in such as lighting or sound.”
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