Short course

Overview

This course is being delivered in partnership with NFTS Leeds and NFTS Cymru Wales

Please note: This is a 2 day course and is being delivered on 11th AND 13th October 2021.

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

Participants will learn how to break down a short script which they will schedule, gaining a full understanding of all the elements which go into making up the budget.

The course covers:

  • Role, function and responsibilities of a drama production manager
  • Breaking down and scheduling a script
  • Union agreements
  • The principles of budgeting
  • Contracts
  • Insurance and completion bonds
  • Health & Safety
  • The unit on location, at home and overseas
  • Progress reports
  • Post-production

About the Tutor:

Former Head of Production, Addie Orfila has over 22 years’ experience within TV and short film production. Starting as a trainee continuity announcer and then runner at ITV Yorkshire, Addie has worked her way up as 3rd AD, 1st AD, PM and Head of Production.  She has worked on all four of the big UK serial dramas and was HoP at Hollyoaks and Production Manager at Coronation Street for very successful tenures.  Having worked on shows such as HeartbeatTouch of Frost, Countdown, My Parents are Aliens, Emmerdale, Barking and Jinx, Addie has a large wealth of experience to draw from, is a mentor for Women in Film and Television, was a member of Channel 4’s Mentoring Diversity Network as well as trainer on the pan-industry Project Diamond Diversity monitoring scheme. When not delivering industry training she is also an Associate Lecturer at the Northern Film School. Addie designed and is currently delivering the Leadership Essentials course nationwide for HETV Drama Heads of Department on behalf of ScreenSkills, worked as a Production Executive for the BBC and works with Lavender Pictures, as a Production Executive, helping develop their slate of content.

 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £325
Corporate Rate: £565

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 FOR ADDITIONAL BFI FUNDING’ at the end of your Why do you wish to attend?’ statement on the application form in order for your submission to be considered.

BURSARY INFORMATION

A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, or can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. We aim to advise successful applicants no later than 10 working days prior to the course start date. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk.

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines (Word doc)

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (pdf)

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 

 

How to apply

Application deadline:Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be required to upload your C.V. 
Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these. 

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