Training We Offer

You do NOT need to be a member of the PMA to take part in this training.

We normally provide a variety of workshops and training sessions countrywide. Currently all training is taking place via Zoom.

At Production Manager level we offer topics ranging from legal issues such as compliance and music licensing, to Health & Safety and tax issues. We also cover technical topics relating to production and the current pandemic situation.

For more junior people, we offer a variety of entry level and limited experience sessions, which are open to all - bursaries are sometimes available via Screenskills.
Training events are almost always FREE to members with fees charged for non-members. Prices vary from session to session. Places are limited according to each type of event.

See upcoming session below:

Covid & Production Update: What we know & learned

Tuesday 10th November 2020 From: 4-5.30pm

Venue On Line training via Zoom

Covid and Production UPDATE:

What we know and what we have learned!

Presented by 1st Option

via Zoom

Tuesday 10th November 2020 

4pm-5.30pm (approx)

  • Latest Covid update – the latest evidence on how the virus transmits and the relative risks
  • Miracle cures and snake oil – separating the hype from the reality
  • Testing – the principles and pitfalls
  • Lessons from the front line – what’s gone well and what not?
  • Extended Q & A

This event is open to anyone but places are limited.  FREE for members of the PMA.  £25 for anyone else.  Payment in advance via Paypal.  RSVP by clicking the REGISTER for EVENT button or email

Session delivered by:

Paul Greeves - became MD of First Option in 2015 having previously been Head of Safety at the BBC. He is a former Army Lieutenant Colonel, an MBE and has an MBA from the Open University, an International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and is a Graduate member of IOSH. He was a founding member of the standards committee for the National Compliance and Risk Qualification.

Paul was a member of the BFC production sub-group and the Broadcasters covid protocols group  and lead the development of First Option’s covid guidance, support and training. 

Sean Derrig - is First Option’s Principal Scientific Adviser. Sean studied microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology in the 1980s and since then has worked in a number of businesses from start-ups to major corporates, ascending to CEO and Scientific Director of a chemical business trading in Europe, North America and Australia. He has in-depth knowledge of disinfection science and extensive experience of infection prevention and control, outbreak management and decontamination technologies and has provided strategic advice, guidance and led implementations for a diverse range of clients including film and TV, Michelin starred restaurants, NHS Trusts and PLCs.



Our Sponsors

The PMA is sponsored by a variety of companies in the film and television industry. We have a long-standing relationship with many of them dating back to the PMA’s inception in 1991.

PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

Become a sponsor

We only have one sponsor per area of business but occasionally opportunities to become a sponsor of the PMA do arise.

Sponsors get the chance to meet our members several times a year, host parties, explain their services and write for our magazine The Bottom Line.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact us.