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Office Assistant / PA

Do you have administrative experience in the film industry? Want to work for a unique and unconventional production company? This may just be what you’re looking for…

Thin Man Films is the production company of British writer-director Mike Leigh, founded by Mike with his late producer Simon Channing Williams in 1989. With their customary sense of humour, the unconventional company name was intended as a gag about their less-than streamlined figures. Over twenty years later, Thin Man is still producing award-winning work, including Mr Turner, Happy-Go-Lucky, Running Jump and Peterloo.

They are looking for experienced Assistant to help run the office and assist the inimitable Mike Leigh. This is an in-house role as with an established, award-winning Director, where you will handle everything from diary and travel management to interviews. This opportunity would suit an administratively strong individual with some experience in film or a similar creative industry.


  • Handle diary, travel, invitations, interviews, actor approaches and some personal admin
  • Also work towards a forthcoming production, offering assistance with legal and production duties, as well as research and rehearsals
  • Keep across the exploitation of rights in older films and help with material reissuing/remastering


  • Ideal applicants would have exposure to / experience of all aspects of an independent production company with an extensive back-catalogue
  • Able to deal appropriately with publicity, film festival and retrospective requests
  • Likeable, confident and organised
  • Independent and keen to learn
  • Working with a very small team, you should be keen to grow into the role and all its possibilities


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