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:


Monday 28th June 2021 From: 5-6.30pm

Venue On Line Training via Zoom


Presented by First Option

via Zoom

Monday 28th June 2021
5pm - 6.30pm (approx)


We can look forward to a timely update just a week after June 21st, when the government’s changes in Covid restrictions are due to come into force.

Paul Greaves will look at what the changes (whatever they are) mean for productions and Sean Derrig (the science one) will bring us the latest understanding of the vaccines, the variants and obviously the implications.

If you have been to any of our PMA/First Option seminars you will know how engaging and informative this due is.

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:

First Option was a member of the BFC production sub-group and continues to be part of the Cross-Industry Covid Safety Group where they contribute to the development of industry guidance.  Additionally, First Option’s own covid guidance, support and training including their ‘Yellow Book’ Covid-19 Production Guide, their hugely popular online covid in production awareness and covid supervisors courses, and their guides on testing and other technical covid issues have helped countless productions through the pandemic. 

Paul Greeves, MD of First Option and a partner in ERM their parent company since April 21.  He was previously Head of Safety at the BBC. He has 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.

Sean Derrig, Scientific Adviser at First Option is  a  microbiologist  with  in-depth  knowledge  of  disinfection  science  and  extensive experience in infection prevention and control and outbreak management, He 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.

Sean has been First Option’s source of science-based analysis and advice across the whole range of Covid issues from infection control, protective equipment, workplace testing and vaccination.  He is the author of countless technical notes that have informed the industry throughout the pandemic.

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.