A Day In The Life

Lauren Brady

Lauren Brady

Posted 01 October 2015

New York Program

March 2011 Intake

Lauren Brady (March 2011 - New York), graduate of Kings College London is a Senior Marketing Executive at Met Film School based at Ealing Studios in England. Met Film comprises a film school, a film production company and postproduction house. It is currently one of the largest film schools in the UK and in 2011 established a satellite school in Berlin. Lauren gives an account of a typical working day:

Morning: I get into the office early as I go to film events and screenings in the evenings throughout London Film Festival, so this is the best time to read through my emails un-interrupted! I reply to all pressing matters first- usually updates to the website, responding to requests for brand/ social media partnerships from indie film companies or I need to work up some fresh advertising copy for publications like Empire or Sight & Sound. This is my most productive time of the day! There are 5 of us in Marketing, but we also work closely with an Admissions team of 6. Everyone is absolutely film-mad, so we have a lot to talk about! We begin each week with a team briefing, in which we set out our weekly targets and discuss what we're each working on. In such a small team, there's a lot of responsibility! I manage content delivery, including communications and PR, which means that my week is always varied.

Midday: I have a lunch meeting with our PR agency. We discuss possible ties with our school and the greater industry- we've had alumni go on to work on huge projects such as Star Wars, but during the festival we focus on the events in the City. I attend festivals throughout the year, including Edinburgh and Berlin, but London is my favourite because it's home!

Afternoon: I have a phone interview with Sarah Gavron, Director of new film Suffragette. It opened the Festival this week, but she's now in NYC as it's about to open there too. We chat about females working in the industry and get her thoughts about using film as a tool for social and political change. After the interview, I write up a transcript and send it out for pitches. We have a 45% female student population, so anything that I can do to keep inspiring future female filmmakers is vital, and something that I'm hugely passionate about. I have enough time to upload some of Sarah's quotes across social media before leaving for another screening at around 6.30pm.