Jul 29 , 2020

HETV Learning Session - Almost everything you wanted to know about the role of an HETV producer

  • When: 29th Jul 2020, 11:00-12:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Application deadline: 27/07/2020

ScreenSkills HETV Skills Fund are presenting a series of online industry expert led learning sessions, to support freelancers continue to develop their skills in the HETV industry during the Covid-19 crisis.
These interactive sessions focus on different HETV grades and departments and give participants knowledge, expertise and insights into the specific roles as well overviews of a some of the practical skills and processes from industry experts, as well as advice to help them further develop their career in HETV.

Almost everything you wanted to know about the role of an HETV producer is for freelancers working in the HETV industry, who are keen to learn more about the role of the producer, whether it be how to move up into the role or how to work best with your productions producer. Our session experts will discuss their career progression, recent changes to the industry that impact on the producer role, as well as their views on the differences and possible challenges working with an international production compared to the UK. They will also provide useful insight and advice to those seeking to progress their own career with aspirations to work in the role.

The session also allows time for a Q&A.

The session will be delivered by industry experts Hugh Warren and Patrick Schweitzer.


Hugh Warren is a freelance Television Producer who produced recent high end television productions Gangs of London for Sky/HBO, Hanna for Amazon and Hard Sun for BBC/Hulu.

Previously he has produced many series including the first three seasons of the BBC’s Call the Midwife, BBC 3’s Thirteen, Spotless for Tandem/Canal+ and an adaptation of Dr Zhivago for ITV.


Patrick Schweitzer joined Tall Story in September 2018 as Executive Producer. As well working on new and existing development projects, Patrick is Executive Producer on the second season of Bancroft alongside Catherine and writer/creator Kate Brooke.

Patrick has a wealth of production experience most recently as producer of the hugely acclaimed Save Me written and created by Lennie James. Before this he produced numerous shows including SSGB written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Ben Court and Caroline Ip’s Whitechapel, The Interceptor written and created by Tony Saint and Doctor Who.

Starting out as a much sought after location manager before becoming a line producer, Patrick's credits range from Ashes to Ashes, The Hour and Call The Midwife to the feature film Les Miserables.