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Consistent and Best Practice on Film and TV Drama Productions (Online)

Tutors: Jo Homewood, Line Producer Donna Eperon, Line Producer Ailish Bracken, Line Producer Guest Speakers: Brian Gormley, Elaine Gill, & John O’Sullivan

Date: Monday, June 29th, 2020

Duration: 4 x 90 minute sessions

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Due to the success of the Best Practice for Line Producers and Production Managers course and the numerous requests to run this course for a wider audience Screen Skills Ireland, in partnership with Screen Skillnet, are offering a condensed version of the original course as a webinar. These webinars are offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

The original course was designed to ensure that best practice is consistent throughout all productions on Film & TV Drama productions in Ireland and these webinars will summarise these practices for a wider audience.

The course will run from 09.00 to 10.30 from Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July and cover the following topics:

  1. Monday 29th June
    What does a line producer do and why?

 Jo Homewood, Donna Eperon and Ailish Bracken

A summary of the elements of production that a line producer is responsible for:

  • Workplace set up
  • Consistent employment practices and contracting
  • Proper company policies
  • Workplace systems (Docusign, Set Keeper, Scenechronize, Team Engine)
  • An overview of health and safety practices
  • An overview of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  1. Tuesday 30th June
    A refresher on legal issues and contracts with Brian Gormley, Philip Lee exploring
  • Crew Contracts
  • Cast Contracts (SAG/PACT/Irish Equity)
  • Stunts Contracts
  • Creative Contracts (DGA)
  • Locations Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements (Service, Facilities)
  • Clearances
  • Music on Set/Background
  1. Wednesday 1st July
    S481 with Elaine Gill, Clancy Tax Advisors updating on the changing landscape of S481
  • Overview – what it is, how its granted, cashflow to production issues
  • Provide a checklist for non-qualifying expenditure
  • Applying it to a budget
  1. Thursday 2nd July
    Insurance, Insurance claims and Covid-19 with John O’Sullivan, Media Insurance
  • Brief overview on Insurance and claims
  • Covid-19

Participant Profile:

These webinars are open to anyone who has a key role in ensuring best practice on productions in the Film & TV Drama sector in Ireland.  It is especially relevant to Producers, Line Producers, Productions Managers, Production Accountants, Production Coordinators and Heads of Departments.

Application Procedure:

Please register for this series of webinars via the link:

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Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

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