In order to gain full membership you must have a minimum of three scripted feature film and/or TV drama credits in the capacity for which you are applying. The credits should be on a complete production, this will not include additional photography, demonstrating a range of skills and experiences on different types of production.
2nd unit credits may count towards your membership application as long as they were full-time and not for a short period of time only. Post production credits might also count towards a full membership application in the same way.
Length of time working in the industry, references, experience with industry software, and periods of time out of the industry may also be taken into consideration by the membership committee when reviewing applications.
Full membership is £350 per year.
Full membership criteria – your referees
To support a full member application you will need to have three referees. These must be people that you have directly worked for on three complete and seperate productions within the grade of membership you're applying for. (e.g. if applying as a Production Manager, your references must be from productions in which you were the PM)
Your three references should also be from your three most recent feature film and/or TV drama credits within the grade of membership you're applying for.
At least one referee must be a Production Guild member. If you are unable to nominate three Production Guild members we will accept a maximum of two references from people you have recently worked with, who are of comparable standing to Production Guild members within the industry.
The references will help the membership committee to determine whether your experience in that role is adequate for full membership within The Production Guild.
Additional full membership criteria for specific grades
We would expect the following grades to have experience of the listed professional experience before applying for full membership:
- Production Managers, UPMs, Line Producers and Producers - Must have experience of budgeting
- Production Accountants - Must have experience of budgeting, payroll, petty cash, AP, and cost reporting
- 1st ADs and 2nd ADs - must have experience of scheduling.