A final year Film Production student has been given the unique opportunity to work as a Production Assistant with New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers
Brighton Film School student, Bethany Tucker, will be flying half way across the world at the end of July to Hollywood in Los Angeles this summer to start a six-week paid internship with Warner Brothers.
Hired as a Production Assistant, Beth will be working on a wide range of television series and a feature film. Asked what Beth is most looking forward to, she said: “I’m looking forward to the experience as a whole and how different film and TV is in America compared to here.”
Beth has just completed her top-up year with Brighton Film School after arriving from University Centre Somerset to complete her undergraduate degree. She said: “BFS has definitely helped me gain this placement. Before coming to BFS I lacked a lot of confidence in my work and what I do and with the help of my peers and tutors my confidence has grown tremendously. With specialising in Producing in my final year, BFS has taught me a lot of what I need to know which I will definitely be taking with me to America. ”
In the film industry, it definitely helps to have your connections and Beth has established a lot of these. She made a connection with someone at the BBC who’s relative worked for Warner Brothers. She discovered they were recruiting for interns and jumped at the opportunity to have her details passed on, she commented: “Due to knowing a connection, my details were sent on and within the space of a week I had a Skype interview and was offered to go out and work for them over the summer!”
Beth will be thrown at the deep end in her first week, working on the internationally renowned The Ellen Show. After this, what she will be working on will be a surprise. After her internship finishes, Beth has further ambitions, she said: “When finishing the internship I will be continuing my work at BBC London as well as continuing to work on independent films alongside this. A feature film I produced last year is currently in the process of getting funding for a sequel which I’m already in the pre-production process of.”
We wish Beth all the luck in the world during this exciting venture as she enters the film industry as a Brighton Film School new graduate.