Short course

Overview

Delivered online, this course takes place in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom accessed by Zoom, over four morning sessions, running from 10am - 12noon. 

This course is an up-to-date, interactive look at the role of the production accountant across film and TV, tailored to the needs of the participants.

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 an improved, up to date understanding of the Programme Budgets, Cost Drivers and Cost Reports.

 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £180
Corporate Rate: £360

Online rates are valid until June 2020

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

BURSARY INFORMATION

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 are able to pay for the course. 

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

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please also read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

SCREENSKILLS BURSARIES

Course applicants for NFTS Scotland courses listed on ScreenSkills Skills Passport are now also eligible to apply for the Skills Passport Bursary (as long as they fit the eligibility criteria of the course itself) whilst the course is featured by ScreenSkills. Please follow the links for more information and to apply. 

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

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