Understanding budgets for editorial teams

Date
21 Feb 2022, 09:00-11:00
Location
Online
Price
Free
Application deadline
14 Feb 2022

This session is part of the ‘Mind Your Business’ strand which offers training in a range of finance, HR and business affairs related areas, giving you the tools you need to thrive in your chosen field in unscripted TV.

As part of the senior Editorial team, you share financial responsibility with the senior Production team to ensure a production is brought in on, or under budget.  This is achieved through working closely with your Production team to manage editorial expectations, whilst creating the best possible programme/series within budget constraints.

The course aims to provide tips and tricks to make the most of your budget and to give you the confidence to effectively work with your Production team. It will include practical examples and guidance as well as the chance to ask questions throughout.   

Who it's for

Assistant Producer, Producers and Series Producers who want to gain a greater understanding of how to work with your Production team to get the most out of your unscripted TV budget.

What it covers

  • The financial responsibilities of the Production team 
  • Understanding the basics of Cost Managers
  • Working collaboratively with your Production Manager
  • Dealing with overspends
  • Q and As

Speaker

Hannah Gosney is an experienced Head of Production/Senior Production Manager.  She has extensive knowledge and experience of creating and looking after budgets and schedules across a variety of unscripted genres.  

Starting out as an Office Runner Hannah quickly worked her way up the ranks working on extreme sports shows and commercials to remote and hostile shoots among others, to specialise in factual, factual entertainment and natural history programmes.  Credits include The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (BBC 2), Flintoff’s Road to Nowhere (Sky One), Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble (BBC 2), Wales: Land of the Wild (BBC 2) and Veganville (BBC Three)

Throughout her career she’s been passionate about nurturing and training crew and understands the importance of best practice in the industry.  With this in mind she now focuses her time on providing training for the media industry with an emphasis on those working in production.  She has a Level 3 Train the Trainer qualification and is a Level 3 qualified ILM Coach & Mentor.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact USF@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration. 

This course would normally cost participants to attend, but thanks to funding from the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund, we are able to offer it to you for free. If you fail to attend, we reserve the right to request reimbursement of costs, unless your place can be taken by someone else.

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