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2009/2010 NETS Trainees


So another successful year of NETS training has completed and trainees are launched into a freelance career as practitioners with some great credits already on their CV. Many have been snapped up for paid work while others are honing their skills and standing by as projects go into production. Here's a look at the past year of production placements secured and what each trainee is up to now.

Gill Brown - Researcher

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Gill completed her training at the end of February and will start employment as a researcher with Hopscotch Films on a 6 x 1/2 hour series called Films of Scotland for BBC Scotland and will screen this autumn.

“I’ve had an equal mix of working in development and production during my year as a factual research trainee. This has been ideal as the production work provided invaluable experience and will hopefully lead to more work this year.”

Andy Nutt - Camera Assistant

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Andy completed his training as the camera trainee on Tiger Aspect’s drama series The Deep for BBC. He was then kept on as a paid member of the crew until March 2010.

Ella Williams - Art Department Assistant

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Ella is continuing to increase her graphics skills and technical drawing experience while she seeks her next job.

“NETS has been such a brilliant experience. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I have learned so much and met so many inspiring people. I feel very lucky to have been part of it.“

Lee Melrose - Make Up Assistant  

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Lee completed training at the end of January and has travelled to Manchester for her first paid job on the Boy George biopic Worried about The Boy for Red Production Company.

“Being part of the NETS programme has given me the confidence for my first job as a make-up artist in the industry. Without the NETS programme I wouldn’t have had half the experience. Its been a great way to meet people and I would encourage anyone to be part of It.“

Stuart Dale - Factual Production Assistant/Runner

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Stuart completed his training on the course while working at the Glasgow Film Festival and is seeking more events and factual production runner work.

Nik Parker - Locations Assistant

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Nik has just completed her training on the course on Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios and is currently discussing opportunities coming up.

"Being a Scottish Screen NETS trainee has allowed me to develop skills and given me the opportunity to work with some of the best qualified people within the Scottish film industry. It has given me the confidence and the practical know-how to hopefully have a successful career in the future.

Rachel Clachrie - Animation Production Co-ordinator/Production Assistant

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Rachel has completed the course and her first job is a short contract with Scottish Screen Education as a Production Assistant on their web projects.

“I can’t believe it has been a year! I guess it is time to test out the skills I have learned along the way. No treading softly either – it’s full guns blazing!’

Steven Moore - Drama Assistant Co-ordinator

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On completion, Steven’s first paid work was on The Iron Chef, a cookery quiz show for IWC Media and he has now started on A Single Father for Red Production Company as their production office runner.

“It’s the highest quality of learning and experience a newcomer to the industry can obtain Throughout the year I have established the skills and contacts that will last my entire career.  Now at the end of the course I feel I have the confidence to hold my own in any situation. It has given me access to the minds of professionals at the top of their game and I’m honoured to be one of the trainees in the course’s 30 year history.”



Rebecca Day - Trainee Producer

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Rebecca has now started work as a trainee producer with Bungalow Town Films for the next year. Bungalow Town have made award-winning documentaries such as The English Surgeon and Garbage Warrior

Rachel Fiddes - Assistant Co-ordinator

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Rachel has just finished work as the co-ordinator on Ever Here I Be, a short Digicult Film shot on RED camera. She will complete her training on A Single Father for RED production company and then starts paid work as Head of Guest Services at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

“NETS has been a great opportunity for me.  I have worked with some amazing people and know that I have a better understanding of the industry, having had the chance to work at the centre of it.”

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