Please see Application Procedure for details.

Drama Production Management Essentials in Partnership with the National Film & Television School UK

Tutors: Brian Donovan, Line Producer

Date: Monday, December 6th, 2021

Duration: 5 consecutive days

Venue: Online

Cost: €450

Course Profile:

This intensive course, brought to you in partnership with the UK’s National Film and Television School is modelled on one of the most popular and successful courses run by NFTS, and delivered online. 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 that they will schedule, gaining a full understanding of all the elements that go into making up the budget.

The course covers:

  • Role, function and responsibilities of a drama production manager
  • The Production Office
  • Breaking down and scheduling a script
  • The principles of budgeting
  • Prep, shoot, and post
  • Production paperwork
  • How does money work and how do we report it
  • Working with the accounts team
  • Irish crew agreements and contracts
  • The unit on location
  • The unit in studio
  • HR overview
  • Post-production

There will be a number of specialist guest speakers.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at experienced crew, such as  Production Coordinators, 1st Assistant Directors, Location Manager, looking to move into the role of Production Manager in the Film & TV Drama sector. It is also open to Production Managers who have recently stepped into this role.

The course is limited to 12 participants. 

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

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Wednesday 24th November.

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Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.

Please see Application Procedure for details.