JANINE FRANK

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ABOUT ME

I am a bilingual experienced 1st Assistant Director born in Germany. I grew up living in various countries in Europe as well as Africa, having always been educated in the German school system wherever I lived. After completing my degree in Devon, I moved to London and started working as a runner in Soho. Eventually moving up from running on shoots across all formats, I started my AD’ing career in Children’s Drama TV in 2004.

Being a First Assistant Director is very much in my nature, being always one step ahead of the game, anticipating outcomes and finding solutions to stay on time without compromising the Director’s vision! I am extremely time efficient and therefore enjoy putting schedules together to be able to plan for the most achievable, logical and safest shoot days.

I am a team player and love my job which shows through in my happy and positive nature on set.

I have been a First Assistant Director for 15 years now, working across all formats including Commercials, Music Videos, Branded content, Live Events, Films and TV. More recently, scheduling, time keeping, organisational and diplomacy skills have also become an important part of my personal life, wrangling family life with my 2 young daughters, Isabella and Lottie.

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