Line Producing for Film

Short course


This 5-day course is aimed at production crew looking to step up to Line Producer, and 1st ADs or Location Managers interested in moving into production. The course aims to help you understand what the role encompasses  - from working with your producer during financing, setting up the production, reporting during production and finally handing over during post. The course is primarily focused on feature films, but will also touch on how working on TV drama differs.

The course will include:-

  • Line Producer responsibilities: fiscal, financial and personnel
  • General film finance including where and how a film is traditionally financed
  • A completion bond: what is it, who is it for and how we get one
  • Overview of Final Draft software for breaking down and tagging scripts
  • Overview of Movie Magic Scheduling software
  • Overview of Movie Magic Budgeting software
  • How and who to cost report to
  • Introduction to various cast & crew unions and applying contracting. Including: SAG, DGA, Equity, BECTU and PACT
  • Information on current fringes. Including: NI, pensions and training levies.
  • UK tax credit
  • H&S: including stunts, vehicles, locations, mental health
  • Film insurance: general production, FUTI, vehicle and E&O
  • People management
  • Guest lectures from: production accountant & post production supervisor
  • Once morning of formal negotiation training

This is an informal but structured course, which includes exercises designed to improve skills and increase confidence. 

Freelance Rate: £825

Corporate Rate: £1595

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

As part of our work to diversify the screen industry workforce, there is reduction in fees of up to 50% made available by our partnership with the BFI for freelancers with disabilities, who are ethnically diverse or from lower socio-economic backgrounds

Please state ‘APPLYING ADDITIONAL BFI FUNDING’ at the end of your Why do you want to attend?’ statement in order for your submission to be considered

How to apply

Application deadline:

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

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