Becoming a runner in film and TV

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A runner is a key entry-level position into the industry. Providing on-the-job-training, a runner’s main role is to assist with the smooth running of the production office and the studio or location floor. No two days are typically the same: you can be asked to make cups of tea, photocopy scripts, call sheets, schedules and other production paperwork, go shopping for essential groceries to using email, key software such as word and excel. This means the role can be very varied and at times demanding – but it’s a great way to learn new skills and make important contacts.

Read the full article at The Production Guild
http://www.productionguild.com/training/becoming-a-runner