A Guide to Successful Freelancing for Film and Television – from CV to Set

Essential Crew & Training


About the Course

Queensland’s crew booking agency Essential Crew is excited to present this course.  It offers a full introduction to freelancing that will provide you with the practical knowledge required for working on a professional film set.  It also prepares you for the challenge of earning income as a professional crew member, including a valuable insight into how best to approach obtaining credits and increasing your experience, which will in turn lead to booking more work. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Departments and roles within those departments, including the chain of command on set and in the production office
  • CV’s: Formatting and presentationand approaching production companies
  • Freelance crew member requirements: Public liability insurance, registering for an ABN, invoicing and deal memos
  • On Set working hours and conditions
  • Negotiating Rates, how to negotiate with producers
  • Definition and explanation of terms used with bookings
  • Call sheets, dress/footwear on set
  • Information relevant to specific departments, materials and equipment specific to roles
  • Top tips for on set work
  • Information about directories and free listings for crew, useful links
  • Discussion of career pathways and work experience
  • Questions from attendees

This vital course content will be presented by an Assistant Director/Producer and a Crew Booking Agent who both have invaluable knowledge and firsthand experience of all the skills required to succeed in the screen industry and to prepare you for exactly what is required to achieve a long and sustainable career in Film and Television. 


How To Apply

Visit our website www.essentialcrewtraining.com.au to book your place now!



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