All about The Production Guild

The Production Guild ensures its members stay at the centre of film and TV drama production. We do this by offering them strong support for their work and influencing policy and best practice in the UK.

Behind the best in UK production
Supporting the UK production industry

The Production Guild works with its members and industry bodies both in the UK and internationally to ensure we are protecting the future success of the UK production industry and as a result protecting future work for our members.

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Recruit the best UK production crew

Looking for experienced production professionals for your TV drama or film? Choose from hundreds of members working across accounting, production, assistant directing, location management, post-production and VFX.

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An inclusive culture for our members and trainees

The Production Guild aims for its services to be delivered equitably and meet the diverse needs of our members and trainees. We also strive to provide equal access to opportunities to those entering the industry.

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Hear from top production professionals working in feature film and TV drama production about how The Production Guild supports them and their work.
Our board

Guy Barker - Chair

Guy Barker is a financial controller and has been chair of the Production Guild board since 2015, having previously been treasurer. He is also a member of the membership committee. Starting as an assistant accountant on Just William for the BBC in 1994,…

Kevin Trehy - Vice Chair

Kevin sat on The Production Guild Board as chair since 2005 and became Vice-Chair in 2015. As Chair of the Production Guild, Kevin was responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation, and ensuring that its aims and objectives were…

Andrew Noakes - Vice Chair

Andrew is vice chair and a member of the finance committee of the Production Guild. He has worked in the accounts department in the industry since 1982, and has worked on the last twelve James Bond films. On Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Andrew was promoted…

Lara Sargent - Treasurer

Lara has been Treasurer of the Production Guild since 2015, and is a member of the finance committee. As a director of Sargent-Disc Ltd, Lara works directly on feature film productions of all sizes, enabling her to offer the PG a rounded perspective…

Stephen Bristow

Stephen is the Head of Business Development for the Film and Television Unit at Saffery Champness. He specialises in providing strategic policy advice to global media companies and their leaders. He has been deeply involved in the policy development…

Neil Chaplin

Neil is a member of the membership committee of the Production Guild. Neil's career as a film and television accountant began with the launch of Channel 4, which was designed to produce alternative drama programmes to compete with BBC and ITV at a reasonable…

Steve Clark-Hall

Steve joined the board of The Production Guild in 2011 and has previously served as vice-chair. He is a well-established producer working on both major studio feature films, TV Series and independent British films. Steve brings to the PG board his historical…

Mark Cooper

Mark is a member of the membership committee of the Production Guild. Mark has spent the last 20 years line producing feature films for both US studios and the major independent sector. He line produced Shakespeare in Love, which won seven Academy Awards,…

Brian Donovan

Brian is a member of the membership committee of the Production Guild. As a line producer, Brian has experience of a wide range of budget levels from TV and low budget features up to and including US major features both at home and abroad. His career…

Marianne Jenkins

Marianne started in the industry as a runner on Patriot Games. She has worked in the film industry for over twenty years and has worked both in post-production and production, predominantly on US studio feature films. She has worked as UPM, a post supervisor…

John Graydon

John is a member of the finance committee of the Production Guild As a partner at Saffery Champness, John provides specialist advice on accessing film and television financing opportunities in the UK and overseas. His list of clients includes many significant…

Iain Smith

Iain Smith is a long-standing and fully committed member of the Production Guild and has served on the board several times over the years. Iain supports the Production Guild staff in a multitude of different areas and is often available to the board,…

Frith Tiplady

Frith Tiplady is co MD of Tiger Aspect drama having joined the company as head of production in May 2006. Recently she was executive producer on the RTS winning Peaky Blinders (BBC2), Fortitude (SKY Atlantic) and the Bafta nominated Ripper Street (BBC…

Fiona Francombe

Fiona has been a member of the Production Guild for sixteen years, and prior to that was elected as a committee member of the Guild of Location Managers. She is currently site director at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, where, over the last six years,…

Christine Healy

Christine Healy has recently joined New Pictures as head of production. Previously she was a production consultant in the BBC drama department working on Silent Witness, Undercover, Our Girl 2 and Red Water. Prior to this Christine had a successful career…

Ali Moshref

Ali has been a Production Executive at Film Finances Limited since 2011, working on between 10 and 15 projects a year. Film Finances provides completion guarantees to film producers. Ali’s work involves all aspects of the making of a film from financing,…

I regularly use the availability service when crewing up a new production. This service shows me what members are available for work, outlining their most up to date credits and work history - all of which helps to recruit the best production crew in the business.

Simon Emanuel, UPM - Star Wars: Episode VII - the Force Awakens, Fast and Furious 6

Our Business Partners

The Production Guild works very closely with our Business Partners. They offer vital support to The Production Guild and its members through funding and sponsorship of our key services and events, as well as the ongoing sharing of knowledge and experience to ensure the UK stays at the centre of film and TV drama production.

I feel I am part of an organisation that represents the voice of the whole production process to government, the UK industry and internationally. I also value being kept up to date with industry news and the opportunity to meet other production professionals.

Gisela Evert, Post Production Supervisor, The Falling, The Grand Budapest Hotel, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Working internationally

The Production Guild welcomes international partnerships to facilitate the exchange of information and new production opportunities, as well as to share creative insights across cultures and marketplaces.

Meet The Production Guild Team


Alison Small

As CEO of the Production Guild, Alison is leading this rapidly growing membership organisation, managing activities ranging from seminars to strategy, telephone advice to training, and the day to day operations of the company.Having been a teacher in…

Lesley Lipscombe

As Training and Development Manager at Production Guild Limited Lesley is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of the our expanding training programme, working with CEO Alison Small, the board and members to develop the training and development…

Yosien Burke

As Business Development Manager Yosien works closely with Alison Small to raise the profile of the organisation and develop income streams so that we can continue to grow the services we provide to our members.This includes ensuring that numbers applying…

Gareth Blake

As Head of Production and Member Services, Gareth develops, manages and delivers the wide range of services on offer to the members.Often the first port of call in the office and a familiar face at Production Guild events, Gareth ensures the smooth running…

Sham Whittaker

As Membership Co-ordinator one of Sham’s primary roles is to work closely with the membership committee and provide them with the information they require when they meet quarterly to review both new and existing members’ applications for approval.Sham…

Sarah McCaffrey

Sarah is the Researcher and Training Co-ordinator at the Production Guild and is responsible for tracking productions and updating and developing the extensive online production database. She also assists the Training Development Manager Lesley…

Hayley Gelling

Hayley is the Marketing and Events Coordinator at the Production Guild who works on the delivery of our marketing and communications. This includes managing our members' weekly e-bulletin, emails to members, social media platforms, promoting the work…

Production Guild's Industry Partners

The Production Guild has over 100 affiliate companies who supply specialised services to the production industry. All of these companies have been approved by the Production Guild Board.

What can being an industry partner do for you?

Our industry partner programme enables companies to network and connect with our 900 members through our events, seminars, e-bulletin and online production database.

PG good practice
Code of Conduct

The Production Guild of Great Britain will seek to maintain the highest standards of membership so that members will signify their membership with pride in the same way that other professional organisations attest the excellence of their fellows.

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Part Time Work & Job-Sharing

The Production Guild have become aware recently that there are increasing numbers of PG members (and non-members) who are choosing NOT to work in production, because taking on a job is likely to involve very long hours.

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An inclusive culture for our members and trainees

The Production Guild aims for its services to be delivered equitably and meet the diverse needs of our members and trainees. We also strive to provide equal access to opportunities to those entering the industry.

How we support diversity
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A Best Practice Guide from the Production Guild

Read our best practice guide

The Production Guild supports Sustainability

The Production Guild works to make sure our members, affiliate companies and productions have the most up to date knowledge and advisers when it comes to shooting green.

Get in touch with our team

The Production Guild team are here every day of the week to answer your availability list requests, production support queries, membership and training enquiries and any other questions you may have. Get in touch with one of our team today.