NFTS Scotland: Drama Production Management Essentials Online
Duration 5 days (plus pre-course session)
Commitment 10.00 - 17.00
Course dates Register your interest
Application deadline Register your interest
Modelled on one of the most popular and successful courses run by NFTS, and delivered online in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, this course provides an introduction to the essential principles and practices of the work involved in film and television drama production management.
Participants will learn how to break down a short script which they will schedule, gaining a full understanding of all the elements which go into making up the budget.
The course covers:
- Role, function and responsibilities of a drama production manager
- Health & Safety and Managing COVID 19-Risks on Production
- Breaking down and scheduling a script
- Union agreements & contracts
- The principles of budgeting
- Insurance and completion bonds
- The unit on location
- Production paperwork
This course runs for 5 and a half days.
The extra half day will cover an overview to Health & Safety in Production followed by the First Option Managing COVID-19 Risks course.
This additional online course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the current risk management protocols in respect of COVID-19 and production.
It will help inform a detailed and specific production COVID-19 risk assessment, in line with broader H&S legal requirements and best practice.
About the tutor:
As a Producer and Line Producer, Brian Donovan has experience of a wide range of budget levels from low budget features up to and including HETV and US Major Studio features both at home and abroad.
His career has covered a wide range of the grades represented by the Production Guild having worked as Location Manager, Assistant Director, UPM, Line Producer, and Producer. His UPM credits include Allied, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Pan. Brian was also a producer on the second series of His Dark Materials.
He is committed to training and skills development and regularly teaches on both long and short Production Guild training courses and for other industry training providers.
How to apply
Application deadline: Register your interest
This course is not currently open for applications, Please register your interest to be advised of future dates.