Short course


Delivered online, this course takes place in the NFTS Leeds Virtual Classroom accessed by Zoom, over four morning sessions, running from 10am - 12.30pm.

This course gives you a practical overview of the role of the production accountant across film and TV.

Aimed at Assistant Production Accountants making the move to Production Accountant, Accountants thinking of moving to Film and TV Production Accounting, Producers wishing to gain insight in to the wider role of Production Accountant and Production Accountants returning or moving genres.

The course covers: 

Morning One

  • What is production accounting?
  • Types of financing of productions
  • Production process
  • Production roles

Morning Two

  • Production Budgets
  • Scheduling
  • Production paperwork

Morning Three

  • Tax credits
  • Contracting crew
  • Payroll
  • Legal issues / constraints

Morning Four

  • Cashflows
  • Forecasting
  • Information Gathering
  • Cost Reporting
  • Careers in production accounting

By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of the entire production process, have gained an insight into a Production Accountant’s role, responsibilities & relationships, and have a good understanding of Programme Budgets, Cost Drivers and Cost Reports.


Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £350
Corporate Rate: £575

The course fee advertised is subsidised for freelancers 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. Please advise in your application statement if you are eligible and are applying for this reduction


How to apply

Application deadline:Register your interest

This course is not currently open for applications. To be informed of future dates, please register your interest.