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13/07/2016

Guide For New Industry Creatives Published

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A new guide for entrants into the UK's creative industries has been published. The book, Breaking Into UK Film and TV Drama, has been written by industry insider Matt Gallagher – founder of thecallsheet.co.uk – and offers advice and tips on how to break into the business and build a sustainable career.

The guide also includes contributions and advice from organisations such as AMPAS, BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film London and WFTV, as well as 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).

Matt Gallagher said: "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, added: "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, commented: "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)."

Breaking Into UK Film and TV Drama is available to purchase via Amazon here.

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