The Exhibition Department provides the final link in the film production chain, and is responsible for bringing the finished product to its audience. It provides a vital service to the industry, as without faultless projection to the appropriate audience no film, however vast its budget, can be deemed a success.
Exhibition Departments may be employed in a variety of different organisations, ranging from small, art-house cinemas to large multiplexes, and from regional film festivals to national or international events.
There are a limited number of formal training schemes in the UK. Some larger cinema chains offer in-house training. Experience as an Assistant, or in other film-related occupations, provide entry into the sector. A keen interest in film is essential for practitioners in this Department.
Occupations in this area are listed below:
Programmers are responsible for selecting a suitable range and mix of films either for a specific venue or, if they work for a film festival, for all the films presented during the festival.Read More
Projectionists are responsible for ensuring that films (and any associated advertisements or trailers) are projected at the correct time, and without any technical problems.Read More