Assistant Production Accountant Ruby Avards is the winner of the Production Guild Spotlight Award sponsored by Pinewood MBS Lighting.
After an early career in leisure and tourism accounting, Ruby shifted her focus to film and TV in 2012 when she joined the Production Guild Assistant Production Accountants Training Scheme (APATS) supported by Creative Skillset. Since graduating, she has forged a strong path into her new production accounting career, demonstrating impressive levels of support to teams she has worked with over the past five years. Starting out as a trainee on RED2 (Lionsgate) and Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel, Ruby quickly moved on to assist on Disney’s Cinderella before becoming Payroll Accountant on Marco Polo 2 (Netflix). She progressed to 1st Assistant Accountant for On Chesil Beach (Number 9 Films/BBC Films), during which time she dedicated her spare time to progressing her accounts knowledge by continuing studies with CIMA. She has since worked as Construction Accountant on Aladdin (Disney) and is currently 1st Assistant Accountant on a major feature in pre-production.
Maxine Stanley, Production Accountant (On Chesil Beach) says: "I have found Ruby's dedication to her work outstanding and her unstinting support for her team second to none. I strongly believe that one day Ruby is going to be one of the high-profile financial controllers in our industry.”