WFTV Running Productions Under COVID-19: Operating Under the New Safety Guidelines

1st July 2020 17:00

Wednesday 01 July | 17:00-18:00

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Join us for this new strand, which looks at all the factors we need to think about when starting up productions again in a Covid-19 world.

In this first session, producer, Jayne Chard will be speaking to Health and Safety Consultant Audrey Smart MSc Dip.2OSH CFIOSH FIIRSM FRSPH PgCE(PCET) about the new industry health and safety guidelines that have been introduced. They will explore the legal and practical issues around implementing new guidelines.

If you would like a better understanding of how these new guidelines will affect film and TV production, then please join us.

You may find it useful to read the British Film Commission and the Industry Wide TV Production Guidelines before the seminar which you can find links to here:



Jayne Chard, Producer at Hummingbird Films. Jayne has produced feature films Two Heads Creek  (2020); B&B, the winner of nine awards at international festivals and Best LGBT Film at the London Independent Film Festival (2017); Dartmoor Killing, Best Thriller at the 2016 National Film Awards. Jayne has also worked as a TV producer on the BAFTA winning series Casualty and documentaries for UK broadcasters.


Audrey-Smart-HeadshotAudrey Smart, Founder of Smart Advice Health & Safety. Audrey has over thirty years’ experience working in health and safety in the UK and abroad. She studied for her Masters Degree in Occupational Safety and Health and the NEBOSH Diploma part two at the University of Bristol, her PgC in Occupational Health and Safety Management at Portsmouth University and her PgCE (PCET) at the University of Plymouth. She has lectured and examined NEBOSH courses and was an examiner for the University of Bath.

She is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH, a Fellow of the IIRSM, and a Fellow of the RSPH


Event Schedule:

16:55: Please join webinar

17:00-17:45: Talk

17:50-18:00: Audience Q&A


How will the online event work?

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Participants accessing the live stream will have their camera and audio muted on arrival, you will not be visible to the other participants.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with the speakers.


This is an event for all women working in the film and television industry.   


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