Short course

Overview

Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom.  

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: £325
Corporate Rate: £650

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. 

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.

BURSARY INFORMATION

The NFTS Scotland bursary fund is currently closed for this course and we encourage you to seek alternative avenues of funding to support the cost of this course if required. 

Please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please allow yourself enough time to secure funding when considering your application.

 

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply, You will be asked to upload your CV. 

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