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The Secret Diary of a Producer

Dear Reader,

I hope you don’t feel misled by the click bait title – after all, when you Google ‘The Secret Diary…’ the first suggestion that comes up is ‘…of a Call Girl’ – so bloody well done if you managed to resist the pull of temptation and have found yourself on this article instead (or even afterwards).

Unfortunately, I won’t be divulging anything near as interesting as that, but I do hope to shed some light on the murky underbelly of producing.

Of course I joke, we’re

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7 award wins at the EVCOM Screen Awards 2017!

We’re very proud to announce that Pretzel & Peggy won 7 awards at the EVCOM Screen Awards 2017! We were recognised in 6 different categories and left the ceremony with one Gold, one Silver, 3 Bronze and 2 Highly Commended, see details below.

Laurus Award – Gold: Smoking Kids by Pretzel and Peggy for Public Health England / M&C Saatchi
Rising Star – Silver: Michael Ferns, Pretzel and Peggy
Script – Bronze: Magnum Opus – Crisis

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Top 10 Tips to Keeping Production Crew / Kids Happy

Having kids is like running a daily production. I call my crew my work kids because the similarities between them are uncanny. So here are my Top 10 tips to keeping your crew / kids happy.

1. Keep everyone fed and watered. This can prevent major meltdowns.

Shooting days can be long and your crew can be on their feet for many hours after carrying a lot of kit around. Make sure you break for lunch after 6 hours in a 12 hour day, or after 5

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Inside a Production company: A runner’s POV

Hello, my name is Alex, I’m a runner at Pretzel Films and I’m going to tell you about the weird world of a film production company from my position; the bottom.

My job is unique in the sense that there aren’t really any boundaries in terms of job description. If something needs to be done, I do it. This has ensured that I regularly encounter situations that most never will.

I will tell you all about those in a minute. First, let me tell you a little

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