Thanks to everyone who came to our AGM. We reviewed the work of the PMF over the last year and presented plans for the future to the membership. All registered PMF members can see the presentation here.
First Town Hall of 2023
Thanks to everyone who came to our first Town Hall of 2023. Chaired by our very own Mandy Ivory-Castile, we asked PMF members from around the world what they are looking for from the PMF in 2023 and beyond. We talked about opportunities to join the PMF Committee and had
Student and Young Members Associates
The PMF is looking to recruit more Student and Young Members Associates (SYMs) to our committee. SYM’s represent the interests of Students and Early Career Members of the PMF in all aspects of what we do. SYM’s are also vital in taking on Assistant Roles to help run different aspects
New Year Social
A Happy New Year to all our members! The PMF is kicking off the new year in style with a New Year Social in London. It will be on Thursday 19th January from 17.00 to 23.00 at The Spice of Life, which is just by the Palace Theatre
End of Year Catch Up
All our members should have received a summary of the PMF’s activities in 2022 by email.
Please support the PMF while you are Christmas Shopping online!
We want to ask you to help fund the PMF – and it’s not going to cost you a thing. The PMF has joined the free money raising site easyfundraising and we are asking you to sign up too (if you have not already done so).
Our Latest Town Hall
Thank you to everyone who came to our latest Town Hall. The video is now available.
ABTT Launches 2nd Guidance Note on Mental Health & Well-being
The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has launched Guidance Note W2: Mental health and well-being in the workplace – A practical guide to conducting Stress Risk Assessments and creating well-being policies.
The Dream Team Forum – Video now available
The video of our forum discussing the relationship between Production Managers and Designers is now available. Thanks to everyone who was part of our forum, and special thanks to our brilliant panel, to our sponsors J & C Joel, and to everyone at CAST Doncaster for making us feel so
Job Opportunities Record
We have posted a record TWELVE Production and Technical Management jobs this week, and there are currently 18 live on our website. 3 Heads of Production 2 Production Managers 2 Production Coordinators 1 Project Manager 1 Production Assistant 1 Technical Supervisor 5 Technical Managers 1 Deputy Technical Manager 1 Venue
J&C Joel Sponsor the Dream Team Forum
The PMF are pleased to announce that The Dream Team Forum will be sponsored by J&C Joel. As previously announced, this in-person and online forum will examine the relationship between Designers and Production Managers and will take place at CAST, Doncaster as well as over Zoom and Facebook Live on
We are so excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s @TheatreCraft! Aged 16-30? Interested in backstage careers? Find us in the marketplace and join interactive workshops & panel talks throughout the day on 25 October 2022,@RoyalOperaHouse. Look out for our logo and green lanyards and come
September Town Hall Video
The video of our September Town Hall is now available. Many thanks to everyone who participated.
Jennifer Taillefer joins the PMF Committee
We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Taillefer to the PMF Committee. Jenn is a freelance Production Manager, originally from Canada, now happily based in London and working across theatre and live events. Prior to returning to freelance life this year, she was Production and Technical Director at The Unicorn Theatre,
Watch the PMF Sustainability Forum from the ABTT Show
Thanks to everyone who came to our Forum at the ABTT Theatre show on the theme of Sustainability – Working with the Green Book. The video now is available
Following on from our Skills Shortage Forum
The APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) for Theatre is calling for evidence about the impact of the ongoing problems on the industry. The evidence collected as part of this work will inform a report which will be shared with Parliamentarians, Ministers, and policy makers across the UK. The APPG for
Where Has Everyone Gone!? An In-Person & Online Forum
Thanks to everyone who was at our first hybrid Forum. It was great to see people in person at Birmingham Rep and to welcome members on Zoom and Facebook. It was our best attended Forum to date. You can watch now the video of the Forum on our Facebook page
Standard Industrial Classification Codes Campaign
One of the (many) reasons that many parts of the industry have been excluded from support during the pandemic, by UK Governments, is because we have never used consistent Standard Industrial Codes.
The Video of the 2022 AGM is now available
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Welcome Misha to the PMF Committee
On International Women’s Day, we are pleased to welcome Misha Mah as our latest recruit to the PMF Committee. Misha joins us as our fifth SYM – Student and Young Members Associate.
From Both Sides of the Pond
Many thanks to all those who came to the US/UK Forum Thoughts From Both Sides of the Pond, and thanks to our panel too. It was a great success and extremely informative. We definitely intend to make it a regular event. If you missed the Forum live, you can watch
Urgent Short Omicron Survey
Freelancers Make Theatre Work is working with officials at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to build an evidence base on the impact of the Omicron variant on freelancers across the Performing Arts sector in England. They have asked us to pass this on urgently to PMF Members
Merry Christmas from the PMF
See you in 2022, when our first event will be our International Seminar with a panel of Production Managers from the USA and the UK.
PMF Online Christmas Festivities
As another year comes to end, the PMF wants to invite you to our online Christmas drinks and festivities!