NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Drama Script Supervising - Online

Short course


Delivered in the NFTS Leeds Virtual Classroom accessed by Zoom. 


The Script Supervisor’s role is an exciting, varied and demanding job requiring many skills for being part of the film and TV production team, working closely with directors and producers, interacting with performers, and providing accurate information on set.

This course introduces you to the role of the Script Supervisor and the basic tasks you will be required to perform from first day of prep to final day of principal photography and sometimes beyond.

The course covers:


Reading, timing, breaking down a script and the resulting paperwork. 

Dealing with inconsistencies in a script. 

Attending rehearsals/read through/production meetings


Everything expected of a Script Supervisor during the shoot including (but not limited to!) continuity, liaising with directors and actors, set etiquette, daily paperwork, eyelines, coverage of a scene. 


There will also be some practical work to help demonstrate the various skills required.

The course is aimed at people with some experience of the industry (or on short or student films) and can demonstrate in their application that script supervising is their chosen area of specialism. 

It will be presented by Jane Houston, an experienced Script Supervisor who is very keen to pass on some of her knowledge to the next generation.  Jane was trained at ITV Granada but has been freelance for many years, her credits include Fleabag, Killing Eve, Enola Holmes, Giri/Haji, Shameless.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £495
Corporate Rate: £755



Entry requirements

Some experience of working with or alongside a Script Supervisor and a knowledge of the role of a Script Supervisor would be beneficial.

How to apply

Application deadline: Coming Soon

This course is not currently open for applications. Please register your interest to be informed of future dates.