Filmmaker Sue Turbett teaches students how to get a job in film

22 Jul 2016

Making it in the film industry can be tough. Filmmaker and journalist Sue Turbett visited our Oxford and London campuses this month to help students, staff, alumni and filmmaking enthusiasts get on the inside track. 

Sue has acquired a powerful range of production skills honed after more than 20 years at the BBC, followed by four years at a leading corporate communications agency where she worked with some of the country’s biggest businesses on both internal and external video communications.

Sue commented:

“The film industry is one of the most difficult industries to break into. A film career takes a lot of strategic thinking and a willingness to put yourself out there, develop your networks and present yourself in a professional manner. I want to help students by offering hints and tips that will help launch their careers.”

First year Film Production student Rhys Slyfield found the talk very informative, commenting:

“It was great to find out how to put a strong showreel together as this is something that will be important when approaching employers”

Film Tutor Patrick Watremez commented:

“Sue delivered an engaging lecture which the students found very helpful. Using her years of industry experience in the field, she was able to expand a great deal on a number of areas that students are currently being taught such as the important preparation required for securing entry level jobs.”

The ‘How to get a job in film’ talk is part of a new series of SAE Extra events where industry professionals share their knowledge of the creative media sector. 

To find out more about future events please visit our events webpage