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 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:

Copyright in TV Production: Part 1

Thursday 3rd February 2022 From: 5-6.15pm

Venue Online training via Zoom

Copyright in TV Production: Part 1
Via Zoom

Thursday 3rd February 2022
5pm - 6.15pm (approx)

The first of 3 sessions presented by leading TV media law firm, ABBAS Media Law​

This session will cover:

  • The basics of copyright – what is copyright and how does it apply to TV production
  • Copyright infringement – the risks  
  •  E&O insurance – and what insurers expect of production companies
  •  Licensing - including:
    •  Licence agreements and what they need to cover
    • ​ What happens when you can’t get a licence
  •  Crew agreements and copyright 
  •  Incidental inclusion – a defence to copyright infringement
  •  Await Claim / best endeavours – when you can and can’t rely on this

The session will include clips and examples, plus 15 minutes at the end for your questions to be answered by the ABBAS team.

Presenters: Nigel Abbas, Paul Schaefer and Mauny Wright

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 2 will be held on Thursday 10th March 2022 and will focus on fair dealing – fair dealing for the purposes of review or critique and fair dealing with quotations.   

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.