Intro to film & drama production management

Course type

Short Course


3 days

This intensive course will provide a grounding in the key principles and practices of the work involved in film and television drama production management. Over 5 sessions, delegates will learn how to break down a short script which they will schedule and have a full understanding of all the elements which go into making up the budget. The course tutor is a drama line producer/ production exec with a wealth of experience of feature film and television drama productions. Successful candidates will also receive a one-on-one mentoring session with the trainer as part of the course.

The course will be delivered online  via Zoom over five days, Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August from 10am - 12pm each day.

Course content

Course content will include:

  • overview of production management – role, functions and responsibilities
  • setting up a project – what to think about and your relationship with the producer
  • introduction to effective scheduling - how to initially assess a project and break it down
  • principles of budgeting
  • controlling and tracking costs
  • health and safety
  • risk assessing
  • location work, stunts and SFX sequences
  • working with directors and execs – managing upwards & problem solving
  • working with cast
  • post production – from ingest to delivery, clearance and deliverables
  • legal requirements and insurance

 Successful candidates will also receive a one-on-one mentoring session with the trainer as part of the course.

Who it's for

This course is for production coordinators and junior production managers who want to take on more responsibility with confidence, and progress to bigger, more challenging productions and roles.

Delegates will need to complete an application process to be selected for the course.

Deadline for applications, midday on Tuesday 28th July.

Course free due to ScreenSkills funding

This training addresses an industry skills shortage and is subsidised by ScreenSkills as an investment in the professional development of people working in the UK screen industries.

Contact information

Training provider

Intro to film & drama production management

DV Talent

The UK’s leading training provider for TV, film and creative professionals and TV & film kit hire.

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