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Production Manager Case Study : Bernd Fauler

Bernd Fauler

A case study provided by Bernd Fauler, a Production Manager listed on Mandy Theatre Professionals UK.

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Question 1: What is the most rewarding aspect of working as a Production Manager?
The moment you have lights up ona performance and can feel the tension evapourate.
Question 2: What are the key skills required to be an effective Production Manager?
Efficient, resourceful, calm, demanding but fair, negotiating, time management, risk taking
Question 3: Do you see your role as a natural step on a career ladder, and if so what is the next rung?
Yes - move from freelance to permanent position
Question 4: How did you work your way into your current role?
work, work, work, networking, good results
Question 5: How much do you think networking helps towards landing a job in the industry?
Question 6: Do you think you will be working in the industry in the next five years, and if so in what capacity?
Yes - see question 3
Question 7: Please describe what a typical day working as a Production Manager might contain?
meetings, running fit ups, phone calls, crew supervising, juggling more than one production. There is no typical day
Question 8: Have you done any additional training courses to further your career?
BA, sound training, pyrotechnics training, first aid, keep on top of health and safetly legislation, etc
Question 9: How important is working for free at the beginning of your career?
Not at all! No more than one unpaid position!!!