Short course


This course provides those attending with an introduction to the principles and practices of the work involved in film and television drama production management.


The basic thread throughout the week is that participants will learn how to break down a short script which they will schedule, and have a full understanding of all the elements which go into making up the budget.


In brief, areas covered are:
• Role, function and responsibilities of a drama production manager
• Overview of breaking down and scheduling a script
• Union Agreements
• The principles of a budgeting
• Contracts
• Insurance; Completion Bonds; Health & Safety
• The Unit: on location (foreign and at home)
• Progress Reports
• Post-production 
• Organisational and Project Management Skills


The course tutor is a Drama Production Manager/Line Producer with a wealth of experience of feature film and television drama productions, and specialist speakers will also be invited to impart their knowledge.

Freelance Rate: £825

Corporate Rate: £1595

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

The freelance rate for this course is subsidised by ScreenSkills with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy; as part of work to diversify the screen industry workforce, this year there is also a further reduction in fees of up to 50% available for freelancers with disabilities and/or who are from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups - further details of which will be provided upon acceptance on the training

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903

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