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We are hiring – come work for the North East Screen family!

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We are looking for two people to join us as Development Coordinator and Skills Coordinator and continue to develop and support the North East’s film and TV industry.

If you love film and TV, have solid admin skills, a creative eye and want to make an impact then the Development Coordinator role may be just right for you. You’ll be part of the Talent and Business Development team helping to support North East companies and talent to land opportunities and thrive.

There’ll be a number of administrative duties you’ll have to do and be first port of call for all development related enquiries, as well as assisting the wider team with events and content creation.

Apply now for the Development Coordinator role.

If you fancy helping people get work in film and TV and supporting them on their journey, then apply to be our Skills Coordinator? You will be part of the Film Office team, reporting to the Skills Manager.

Your role will see you support North East based crew and those looking to get into the industry, offering insights on work opportunities, and give our Crew Academy members support and advice that will lead to them landing that next role. You’ll also look after our Crew Academy database, ensuring it is up-to-date and explore ways to grow and maintain it.

Apply now for the Skills Coordinator role.

You have until Midnight, Sunday 8th October to apply.

North East Screen appoints industry specialist as new Skills Manager

Posted on by North East Screen

North East Screen, the region’s screen agency, has appointed Lisa Davidson, a highly experienced screen industry professional, to their latest new role as they continue to build the organisation to serve the growing TV and film industry.

Production Designer Lisa, is the latest recruit to the growing workforce of the organisation who is tasked with finding, growing and championing talent and skills in the North East region.

An experienced Art Director and Production Designer who has worked in the industry on long running TV series’ such as Coronation Street and Heartbeat and more local productions, The Dumping Ground and Wolfblood, Lisa is delighted to be joining the organisation to play a part in helping local people find their career path in the region.

Lisa said; “Working as a freelancer I’ve been offered work in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Cypress and even the Caribbean but now that I have a family I’m firmly rooted in the North East. Working at North East Screen gives me the opportunity to still work in the industry, be with my children and help crew get work and develop talent in the North East. It’s important that people in the region can have a chance of working in this industry but not having move away from home.

I have knowledge and experience of working on sets from Coronation Street and Heartbeat to Sam Fender’s 17 Going Under and The 1975’s Settle Down music videos, and I feel these will be useful to help people get on in the industry. I want to encourage productions to film here by creating a sustainable workforce in this region to meet the demand of TV and film productions coming to film in our fabulous region.”

The Skills Manager position was created to develop North East Screen’s Crew Academy, grow the existing crew database and create trainee and shadowing opportunities on productions through North East Screen’s Access initiative.

Gayle Woodruffe, Operations Director at North East Screen explained;

“As well as encouraging North East people to consider the film and TV industry as a viable career option we are also supporting existing professional industry crew to achieve their ambitions. We’re keen to reach out to those from the region wanting to return to work in the North East. Lisa will help identify career pathways as well as considering skills shortages and gaps to help support the growing number of productions.

Lisa brings with her a wealth of industry experience and knowledge of 15 years working at a high level in TV drama productions across the North. She will play a part in growing the industry, inspiring, engaging and advising the talent we have here now and the next generation of North East Crew. We are very pleased to have her join the team.”

Crew Events


11/10/2023 – 9:30 am
North East Screen Crew Academy Unscripted Bootcamp
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16/08/2023 – 9:00 am
The Dumping Ground open day
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29/06/2023 – 7:00 pm
North East Screen and Focus Canning Summer Social
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28/06/2023 – 9:30 am
Crew Academy Bootcamp – Sunderland
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09/05/2023 – 6:30 pm
Careers and Networking Evening – Gateshead
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22/04/2023 – 1:00 pm
Northern Talent Network: Writing for Drama
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25/03/2023 – 11:00 am
Northern Talent Network: Writing for Comedy
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15/03/2023 – 9:30 am
Assistant Director Workshop
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08/03/2023 – 6:30 pm
Careers and Networking Evening – Middlesbrough
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08/03/2023 – 10:00 am
NE Screen Crew Academy Bootcamp – Middlesbrough
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02/03/2023 – 5:30 pm
Comedy Collective: North East Screen & Filming in England Networking Night
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01/02/2023 – 11:00 am
Production Office Workshop
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Crew Academy

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Want to work in film and TV?

If you would like to work in the screen industry in the North East our NE Screen Crew Academy can make a career in film and TV more accessible for you. We run bootcamps, masterclasses, workshops, careers events, on set open days and shadow placements. We offer advice on how to get your foot in the door of the industry and how best to get your career started.
North East Screen are dedicated to encourage equality, diversity and inclusivity in the screen industries and provide opportunities which support creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the UK.

There are two ways to sign up for our support.

1. Sign up to our NE Screen Crew Academy mailing list.
If you are 18 or over, live in the North East and are thinking about working in film and TV you can sign up to our Academy mailing list and attend any of our free Crew Academy events where you will hear from and talk to industry professionals. We can also help with finding shadowing opportunities so you can see first-hand what it’s like to work on a production. Email us now with the postcode of your North East base and we’ll keep you up to date on any upcoming events.

2. Become a Crew Academy member.
In your first two years of working in the screen industry we offer early career support with Crew Academy membership. To become a Crew Academy member you must:

  • Be registered on the North East Screen crew database
  • Be over 18
  • Have a North East base
  • Be available to work on production
  • Be finished full time education
  • Have attended a NE Screen Crew Academy Bootcamp or have professional credits.

You will also need to be available to work and ideally be able to drive with access to your own transport. Our Crew Academy is suitable for adults who are in the early years of working in the industry or those already working and looking to step into new roles. Members of the Crew Academy can receive CV surgeries and one-to-one mentoring and advice. We will also help you find entry runner positions and paid trainee work.

To apply to the Crew Academy please request an application form from

Crew Academy Bootcamp

The North East Screen Crew Academy held a Bootcamp for new entrants who want a career in the screen industry. The Bootcamp was held at the Northern Film and TV Studios in Hartlepool and was led by Jude Winstanley and Matt Gallagher. Those who attended learnt more about working in feature film and TV drama production. Sessions included information on what to expect when working in the industry, and how to perfect your CV, as well as insights from experienced crew giving their top tips for getting into and getting on in the industry.

North East Screen Access

In May 2022 CBBC’s The Dumping Ground hosted an open day where you could find out exactly what it was like to work on a TV drama. Attendees visited a number of departments and heard from industry experts on the best way of getting into the industry, how to find your area of expertise, the types of jobs available and what it’s like to work on set. Hear from some of the attendees.

It was great to see how all the departments collaborated in order to make the finished product, ensuring it all runs smoothly, and that the doors aren’t necessarily closed if you want to work in other departments. I’ve learnt that putting yourself out there, networking and getting involved are so valuable. You don’t have to go to uni or work/move down south for opportunities in this field.

–  Joseph Crooks on The Dumping Ground open day

Joseph Crooks

It was really interesting to see, meet and hear from everyone about their journeys, their different roles, and what they do. The advice was invaluable.

–  Emma Tilney on The Dumping Ground open day

Emma Tilney

I was unsure how today would turn out, but it’s been amazing! All departments were so interesting to listen to and all really knowledgeable and interesting. I’m so glad I came as I enjoyed it thoroughly.

–  Sophie Turner on The Dumping Ground open day

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Crew News
We are hiring – come work for the North East Screen family!
13th September 2023
We are hiring – come work for the North East Screen family!
We are looking for two people to join us as Development Coordinator and Skills Coordinator and continue to develop and support the North East’s film and TV industry. If you love film and TV, have solid admin skills, a creative eye and want to make an impact then the Development Coordinator role may be just […]
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Crew Opportunities

North East

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Skills Coordinator
Role Skills Coordinator
Salary £26,000 per annum
Location Based in Sunderland with some time spent in our office in Hartlepool.
Reporting to Skills Manager
Closing Date Sunday 8th October
Interviews Friday 20th October
Background To Post

It’s an exciting time at North East Screen, we’re growing and have some amazing opportunities to develop the skills and talents of TV and film professionals across the region as well as welcome new entrants to the industry.

If this is something you’d like to be part of, then check the details below on how to apply.

As part of the new BFI Skills Cluster, Screen Alliance North, we are working with Screen Yorkshire, Liverpool Film Office and Screen Manchester to make the sector more accessible and representative and to build a skilled workforce across the whole of the North of England.

Who Are We Looking For?

We’re looking for someone who is driven, highly organised  and great at communicating to be our new Skills Coordinator.

In this role, you will support our regional crews and be the first port of call for your team for all enquiries, as well as supporting those at the beginning of their journey into the industry with our North East Screen Crew Academy.

You will also coordinate the delivery of our initiatives that are in place to support North East crew like North East Screen Access and Going Places.

Please note – you MUST be able to drive and have access to a vehicle to be considered.

How To Apply

If this is something that would interest you, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match the job description along with a CV appropriate for the role and our equality, diversity and inclusivity form to by midnight, Sunday 8th October.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) form

Job description

Development Coordinator
Role Development Coordinator
Salary £26,000 per annum
Location Based in Sunderland with some time spent in our office in Hartlepool and travel around the North East
Reporting to Talent and Business Development Manager
Closing Date Sunday 8th October
Interviews Thursday 19th October
Background To Post

Join us as part of our Talent and Business Development team to help us support, track and promote North East talent and businesses.

In this role you will be the first point of contact for all enquiries, signposting them to information or scheduling meetings, logging and tracking applications and maintaining records for talent and businesses. You will be the administrative centre for the Talent and Business Development team, coordinating diaries and supporting us to work effectively across our activity.

This is a full-time role based in our offices in Sunderland and Hartlepool, with travel around the region.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for someone with excellent administration skills, with a proactive approach to solving problems, managing complex tasks and communicating effectively.  You should be able to show you can collate, track and process information provided from different sources.

You should have a keen interest in film and TV, excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people at all levels.

Experience working with Excel and content creation and management tools (Canva, WordPress) is desirable.

How To Apply

If you’re interested in this role, we’d love to hear from you!

Please send a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match the job description along with your CV and a completed EDI form to

The deadline for this role is midnight, Sunday 8th October. Interviews will be held on Thursday 19th October.

Job description

Equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) form

Skills Cluster Evaluation Manager – Screen Alliance North
Role Skills Cluster Evaluation Manager (Screen Alliance North)
Salary £42,000 – £44,000 dependent on experience
Location Sunderland, Hartlepool, Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds
Reporting to Screen Alliance North partners
Closing Date Tuesday 13th June
Interviews N/A
Background To Post

Working with Screen Alliance North partners to:

  • Design effective evaluation tools and frameworks across a wide range of activities
  • Determine the most appropriate methods of data capture to track KPIs
  • Help to design and implement effective methods for participant tracking
  • Ensure consistent methods of data capture are in place across activities
  • Monitor top-level activity progress against the project schedule
  • Lead on producing quarterly progress reports for Skills Cluster activity
  • Use quantitative and qualitative Skills Cluster data to help tell a story
  • Liaise with external evaluators, where applicable
Who Are We Looking For?


  • Is genuinely enthusiastic about data, monitoring and evaluation
  • Understands the importance of data in making a business case
  • Knows how to bring data to life in presentations and reports
  • Takes a hands-on approach with a strong eye for detail
  • Has a demonstrable interest in film and wider screen sectors
  • Can communicate well with a range of private, public and community partners
  • Shares our values for inclusivity, wellbeing, and environmental sustainability
  • Is passionate about and committed to the development of the North of England.

Hours:  Full time (37 hours per week)
Location: Duties may be split between home and office, with a minimum of two office days per week. This post can be based at an office in either: Sunderland, Hartlepool, Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds, depending on the preference of successful applicant. Regular travel to external partners is also a key part of the role.
Contract: The initial contract for this role 3 years fixed term, with a possibility for renewal, dependent on funding.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by  Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Interview date and location is TBD. Please note, unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

For enquiries, or if you need any support completing your application, please contact:

Equality and Diversity
As part of our remit to monitor and improve access to under-represented groups in the industry, we report to our funders on the diversity of applicants to our job roles. We would be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity form after submitting your application.

Crew News & Events

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22nd September 2023
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15th September 2023
New multi-million pound production fund set to ignite North East screen industry
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13th September 2023
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27th July 2023
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26th July 2023
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21st July 2023
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21st July 2023
North East Screen announces ten North East indies set to be the champions for the region’s TV and film industry
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14th July 2023
Fulwell 73 Receive 11 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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5th July 2023
Six Tees Valley creatives share their love for Hartlepool as it welcomes the world-famous Tall Ships race
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4th July 2023
A new series of the beloved TV classic, Byker, in development with Fulwell 73 and Mitre Studios 
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28th June 2023
Top North East location features in newly released Indiana Jones film
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19th June 2023
New original drama supported by the North East Production Fund begins filming in the North East
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