Series Producer Programme returns for the fourth year

In past years the programme, which is supported by the TV Skills Fund, has trained 64 delegates - many who have gone on to award-winning success in television.

Three-quarters of past delegates have already made the move to series producer and have since worked on shows such as Five Gold Rings, Ambulance and Educating Salford. Four alumni also became executive producers, four heads of development and three commissioners. One is now the Channel Executive for BBC One.

Programme alumni Sarah Veevers, series producer on Ambulance said: “Series Producer Programme has been career-defining. I now have the confidence and skills to navigate the complex challenges faced by series producers in an ever-evolving production landscape.”

Anna Dunkley, series producer of Dancing on Ice, said: “I’ve met an incredible group of people, expanded my contacts, challenged myself and reprogrammed my brain.”

Series Producer Programme has been career-defining. I now have the confidence and skills to navigate the complex challenges faced by series producers in an ever-evolving production landscape.

Sarah Veevers, series producer on Ambulance

Anna Dunkley, the series producer of Dancing on Ice, said: “I’ve met an incredible group of people, expanded my contacts, challenged myself and reprogrammed my brain.”

The 2017/18 programme intake was 40% from outside London. Programme alumni and series producer of Beauty Queen and Single Joseph Campo said “it’s particularly difficult becoming a series producer outside of London, so it’s great that the scheme looks to train up people from the regions…SPP is a good example of a scheme gone right”.

Programme manager Donna Taberer said: “The Series Producer role is critical in any production, but it is also an incredibly tough role. I’m thrilled we have the backing from ScreenSkills’ TV Skills Fund and the broadcasters to run this invaluable programme.”

The programme offers two-weeks of unrivalled training, delivered by industry experts, alongside masterclasses with broadcasters, mentoring, continuous one-to-one support and career coaching, behind-the-scenes insights at broadcasters, discounted entry to festivals and industry events, networking and bespoke development.

Applications for the next cohort of 20 delegates are open now and close on midday 8 January 2019.

Candidates must be new or aspiring series producers, with a minimum of three years TV experience at a director or producer level. For more details or to apply click here.


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