Here is the ABTT’s latest COVID-19 Guidance about returning to work safely. Guidance Note 103 gives specific guidance for backstage and other production departments.
On 23rd July the PMF hosted its first Town Hall Meeting, via Zoom. We were really pleased with the number of people who attended. There was a wide geographical spread, including two members from the USA, and a representation of many aspects of our industry.
This online seminar from the ABTT will focus on how we can use this current hiatus to let go of old habits and create a new more sustainable ways of working.
Here is the UK government’s advice on working safely during Coronovirus. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts You can comment on it on our Covid-19 Discussion Board https://www.productionmanagersforum.org/discussion-board/category/how-to-make-a-show-while-observing-social-distancing-rules/
StagePort digitally survey spaces to extract the geometry, and then work with the venue or producer to generate the information they need about the space. Can be CAD /Virtual Tour/ 3D Models for LD’s, Video designers and anyone else! http://www.stageport.co.uk
Did you know that the PMF website has a handy area for members to share info they find regarding to Covid risk assessments and back to work plans. Head over to https://www.productionmanagersforum.org/discussion-board/ to have a look at what has been posted so far!
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For the next of our Skill Sharing Videos, Alan Law, Event Safety Advisor, talks about Delivering Covid-Secure Events
Last night culture secretary Oliver Dowden revealed a 5 step road map that will lead to reopening of theatres and outdoor events.
One of the aims of our 5 year plan was to develop offering the membership useful information and facilities to deliver our key aim; sharing ideas and knowledge.
Since 2017 the PMF have held a Forum & Social at the ABTT Theatre Show. This year we want keep tradition alive with a very informal Social on Wednesday 10th- 7pm via Zoom! Bring your own drinks & catch up with your colleagues & friends over a virtual pint! Click
With the annual ABTT Theatre Show having been cancelled for 2020, the ABTT have worked with their partners to host two days of virtual seminars. (10th & 11th June) There is a great selection of webinars to sign up to (spaces are limited so sign up quickly) ranging from Sustainability
This is the third of our regular skill sharing videos. Oli Cooper, Director of OC Theatrical, and CAD draftsman, talks about CAD skills for Theatre and Performance.
This is the second of our regular Skill Sharing Videos. Ben Pugh, Freelance Production Manager and PMF Media Associate talks about Capturing and Streaming Live Cultural Events.
We are really pleased to welcome Martin Radmall to the PMF Committee, looking after our Fundraising strategy and campaigns. Martin lives in East Yorkshire & works for BrilliantStages as Head of Projects, working on large shows in the concert touring industry. Check out more of Martin’s biog here.