U.K. Production Guild Adds Board Members


The industry body also launches an online training resource to guide members through the country's new TV tax incentive system.

LONDON – The Production Guild of Great Britain, which reps the U.K. production industry, has recruited a quartet of voices to its board and launched an online training platform aiming to provide "how to" info to the sector.

Fresh recruits to the board include: veteran legal eagle Charles Moore, a partner with law firm Wiggin; post-production supervisor Gisela Evert, whose resume boasts Steven Knight’s Locke and Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin; ITV Studios drama exec Julie Burnell; and Marianne Jenkins, a unit production manager and post-production executive whose recent work includes Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer, Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and Jonathan Libesman’s Wrath of the Titans.

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The board is chaired by Kevin Trehy, svp of physical production at Warner Bros here, with producer Steve Clark-Hall (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) as co vice-chair with Mark Cooper, co-producer of My Week with Marilyn.

The new online training service for Production Guild members is named PGVision and offers core information relevant for those working in production financing, budgeting and accountancy as well as production management. 

It includes a "how to" session on the new TV production tax relief and is billed as the first training program to be provided for the government-backed tax incentive.

Production Guild CEO Alison Small said: "Providing relevant training and support resources to those working in film and TV production is a core part of the Guild’s work and thus our new online platform will be a useful and valuable resource for all of us involved in making decisions for home-grown and international productions."