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-19 - Producing TV in Uncertain Times

Thursday 26th November 2020 From: 5-6.30pm

Venue On Line Training via Zoom

Another chance to attend this highly topical seminar delivered by:

Abbas Media Law

Covid-19 - Producing TV in Uncertain Times
Via Zoom

 Thursday 26th November 2020 at 5pm

With Covid-19 rates spiking again, and new restrictions being placed on what we all can and can’t do, producing TV has never felt so fraught with uncertainty. 

This session with leading TV law firm ABBAS Media law will set out what the rules are currently and explore how to minimise legal and commercial risk in production.  The session will cover: 

  • Current rules and guidance in the UK – and how they’re likely to impact TV production; 
  • Worst case scenarios - and consequences for TV production; 
  • Minimising commercial liability if projects get suspended or cancelled, including:
    • The broadcasters’ positions;
    • Recommended Covid-19 clauses, including suspension and termination clauses, within underlying agreements;
    • The Film and Television Production Restart Scheme
  • Discrimination and COVID-19 – ensuring you act lawfully;
  • Questions and answers session.

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

Presented by: Nigel Abbas, Founder of Abbas Media Law, Jenny Spearing, Head of Business Affairs and Paul Schaefer, Senior Lawyer.

Abbas Media Law is a niche law firm, specialising in advice to independent production companies and broadcasters.  We have many years’ experience advising on investigative programming including for both Channel 4’s Dispatches and the BBC’s Panorama strands.  We are true experts in our field: all lawyers and advisors have in the past worked either in-house for broadcasters and/or production companies.  We fully understand production and the needs of our clients. We offer expert advice and representation on all programme content related matters (legal and regulatory), all aspects of business affairs, as well as complaints-handling and litigation.


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.