First Time Factual Producing

Short course


This course is for those working in television who want to learn how to produce their first broadcast programme or independent documentary.  It  will provide researchers, AP’s and independent film makers with a solid overview of all aspects of producing.   


The course starts with what makes an idea stand out from the crowd and how to develop a factual idea.  This will be discussed in the context of existing treatments, taster tapes and completed films.  Then follows a detailed discussion of budgeting, legal considerations and international sales.

Areas will include:
• The role of the producer, director and production team
• What makes an idea good, how to pitch the treatment and taster tapes
• How to find where an idea fits into the market
• Scheduling and budgeting
• Legal, including: contracts, copyright, health and safety
• Post Production
• Marketing, sales agents and distributers

Freelance Rate: £335

Corporate Rate: £550

How to apply

Application deadline:

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