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Leading Creatives

ScreenSkills Leading Creatives in association with TRC is a leadership programme for executives working in the film industry who want to make a valuable investment in their professional development. 

This 'virtual classroom' programme is designed to inspire and motivate film professionals who want to develop their leadership skills and take their career to the next level. Training is open to Heads of Department, including Line Producers and Art Directors, who are working in the Nations and Regions and will take place in January and February 2020.

Working in film is demanding – busy schedules, long shoot days and lots of on-the-job learning.
We get it. Finding time to invest in your own professional development can be difficult, especially at a senior level. Leading Creatives is an online leadership development programme for senior film professionals with busy schedules who want to invest in themselves by developing their leadership skills.

Over six weeks you will train in our ‘virtual classroom’ for 2 hours each week with an industry-leading trainer, then be assigned tasks and exercises to complete on the job. It’s a small weekly time commitment that’s a valuable investment in your leadership skills and will lead to real results. By the end of the programme you will be clear about your own leadership style and be armed with new skills, perspectives and tools to help you be the best leader you can be.

Leading Creatives is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

  • Six real-time facilitator led ‘virtual classroom’ sessions amounting to one 2-hour session per week over a 6-week programme
  • Virtual breakout that will allow for interactive learning methods and connections with fellow delegates
  • Practical exercises assigned between modules to practice skills and techniques learned

The programme is open to Heads of Department (including Line Producers, Art Directors and Digital Marketers, and other team leaders) working in Film in the Nations and Regions. If you are unsure if you are eligible for the programme, please contact TRC directly.

This programme has now been completed.


By the end of the programme, participants will…

• Understand the fundamentals driving performance
• Be clear about their own leadership style, and how to make the most of it
• Be able to manage tasks effectively by prioritising, delegating and setting goals for team members
• Be able to give and receive performance-based feedback to improve results
• Know how to get the best from the diverse personalities and styles in their team
• Regard conflict as a positive aspect of team working and be able to resolve conflict to get a better result

Megan Anderson

Megan is a specialist in team leadership who has worked with cross-industrial sector clients in more than 20 countries over 15 years, helping them with the challenges of leading cross-cultural and virtual teams. Much of her work involves supporting people from specialist technical and creative disciplines at all levels of organisations as they master the art of leadership. She has recently been working with one of the world’s largest corporates in developing virtual learning courses for leaders who work in locations too remote for formal training programmes. She is a board member of Red Kite Animation and has conducted a range of coaching and training activities in the media, advertising, marketing and animation sectors.

Leading Creatives is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme. There is a delegate fee of £115. This will cover the 6 weeks of training.

About ScreenSkills
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries - animation, film, games, television including children's and high-end, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.

About TRC
For over 20 years, TRC has delivered high-end training for individuals and businesses working in the TV and digital sectors. Through TRC training careers have been transformed, new start-ups established, international business secured, skill shortages tackled, business strategies re-framed and invaluable networks formed. TRC’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading training providers has allowed them to provide unrivalled access to the world’s most innovative companies, including tech leaders in San Francisco and Toronto and broadcasters/content distributors from London to New York and Los Angeles.





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What's on offer?

The training will cover modules including:

  • Your leadership style
  • Managing tasks in a team environment
  • Feedback for performance
  • Influencing others effectively
  • Managing Conflict

What our alumni say...

"The trainers were motivated, skilled and exceptional communicators. The course was driven by participation, real life case studies and many facets that will enable me to progress towards a new goal. Challenging and always interesting."

Robert Boake, Location Manager

The course was refreshingly well founded in my needs for developing my career. The trainers were straight forward, focused and relevant, and the course was informative and enjoyable.

Anna Purkis, Production Manager

“Getting the chance to talk openly with fellow industry professionals away from the pressured and rushed environment of an actual production was fabulous. Discussing their work in an educational and relaxed setting it was a truly unique experience and both fascinating and rewarding.”

Andrew Wilson, Location Manager

"The training introduced new ways of thinking when developing creative ideas and allowed me think about ways to extract ideas from those naturally more introverted. "

Jemma Goba, Managing Partner

"With the help of your peers Action Learning Set sessions help you get to the core of a problem and allow the group to help steer you to a solution. Simple, but game changing approach."

James MacIver, Senior Technical Lead