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. 

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 asked to upload your CV. 

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