Charlotte Finlay and Charlotte Sewell – costume supervisor and assistant costume designer – chat with Richard about their prolific careers in the film and TV industry.
Both Charlottes have individually clocked up an extraordinary list of production-credits, perhaps unsurprising given their unique understanding of how the costume department functions within the overall structure of a production. Amongst other topics, they discuss how they’ve recently become co-chairs of the costume and wardrobe film and TV branch of BECTU .
As they talk, the value they both place on fairness, respect and equality within the workplace emerges clearly. Both believe that within the highly-pressurized working environment of a film or TV production, errors are unfortunately inevitable in terms of safe working-practices. During their tenure at BECTU, they will strive to build up a strong membership, to protect and promote the best working-practices and to encourage a creative and harmonious space for their members.
Excerpt of Interview with Suzie Harman