Works on the studio floor to pass on the directors intentions to the cast and any crew who is not listening to the director on production talk-back (headphones)
Good communication skills, sensitivity to people and situations, problem-solving, lateral thinking, ability to work swiftly and safely under pressure, and the ability to keep calm and think straight is essential. Important to have an understanding of, and respect for other people's roles in the production.
From AFM to floor manager, may well progress to production management and directing.
Now working for the BBC
Great job at MTV
Rewrote CV and got a fab media job!