Film Set Etiquette

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cribs for Kids
5450 Second Avenue
PA 15207
$20.00 for Members / $25.00 for Non-Members
Women In Film



Whether you are already working on set, you’re an actor or new to the business, you NEED this informational panel discussion with industry experts.

Learn set etiquette from the professionals that work every day in the business who want YOU to be more professional.

Some of what we will cover:

  1. Roles on Set – Who does what and when
  2. Chain of command
  3. Introduce yourself
  4. Proper terminology used on set / Lingo
  5. Only the director says “cut and action”
  6. Save your comments
  7. Equipment rules
  8. Be Ninja Like
  9. Showing up on Time / Call time is work time
  10. What to wear on a set  etc., etc., etc. etc.

Meet the Panel:

Untitled designHeidi Ward is a charismatic, Emmy® Award winning television content Producer and Coordinator. She has worked on over a dozen reality / docu-style shows for both National and Public television. Mrs.Ward lived in Los Angeles, CA for the majority of her career where she developed content and managed teams for companies such as: NBC, FOX, NETFLIX, E!, and LIFETIME. She specializes in culinary cooking shows and is humbled to have won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Programming for her efforts as a Segment Producer on NBC’s, “Naturally, Danny Seo.”

Recently, Mrs.Ward moved back to Pittsburgh, PA, where she lived prior to moving out west and built the foundation that shaped her early career. Heidi is grateful for less traffic, cleaner air, and more affordable living. She is currently the Director for non-credit, Community and Summer Programming at Point Park University, her alma mater. Heidi now lives in Greenfield, PA with her talented husband, Jon Ward, and there Boston Terrier, Howie. She is thrilled to be back in the charming city of Pittsburgh and offer her unique skillset to future dreamers and achievers. Her biggest motto? Throw kindness around like confetti.

Marianne 2Marianne Skiba, a 2-time Emmy Award winning Makeup Artist, has been a dynamic force in the Film & TV industry for 25 years. As A seasoned Industry veteran, Marianne has experienced set-life culture on more than 100 productions and can share her first hand experience & advice on what it takes to make it in the long game.


Vickie TonerVickie Toner (Bio coming soon)





Untitled design (1)With 7yrs of experience, Abby Moller works as a Set Costumer & Tailor for film & television. She also has designed for theatre & independent feature films. Some credits include Mindhunter, Escape at Dannemora, Outsiders and the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Abby is a member of IATSE Local 489 and works mainly in the Pittsburgh area. She has a Bachelors in Costume Design from London College of Fashion.


LZLauren Zito is a graduate with a BFA 1992 from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and holds an MFA in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania and settled in Pittsburgh 20 years ago.  Upon touching down in the steel city, she immediately went to work at the Carnegie Museum of Art, planning, coordinating, and assisting with the development of nationally recognized exhibitions, art installations, and art handling. For the past 20 years Lauren has taught Fine art, Graphic Design and Multi-Media at several local universities.  She is currently a Multi-Media Video Production faculty member at Pittsburgh Technical College.  Lauren is also the owner and founder of Francis Rocks Productions, LLC which specializes in commercial, event and dramatic video production in western Pennsylvania.