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Production Management for Television

Tutors: Additional Tutors TBC Billy McGrath- Course Designer

Date: Monday, April 25th, 2016

Duration: Monday April 25th & Tuesday April 26th 2016.

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

Cost: €150

Course Profile:

This two day course will cover the following:

  • Working with the producer and other senior production staff to examine or break down final scripts or program ideas
  • Drawing up a shooting schedule and estimating cost
  • Hiring crews and contractors
  • Negotiating rates of pay
  • Negotiating and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers
  • Overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments
  • Meeting with 3rd party commercial partners and agreeing sponsorship guidelines for the production company, sponsor and broadcaster
  • Working with the production company and broadcaster to ensure that all legal, financial and contractual paperwork is in place before the shoot begins
  • Increase knowledge of all 3rd party funding and sponsorship opportunities
  • Increase experience of ‘drama recons’ that are now a growing format requirement in the factual genre
  • Learn how to manage and plan for a big ‘block record’ series both on location and in studio
  • Make sure that the production runs to schedule, and reporting to the producer on progress or with issues as applicable
  • Managing the production schedule and budget
  • Updating the cash flow regularly
  • Managing the production team
  • Dealing with any ongoing problems on location, with talent and with stakeholders – i.e. sponsors, venues, broadcasters
  • Making sure that insurance, health and safety rules, copyright laws and union agreements are followed.



Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at production co-ordinators, assistant producers or producers with substantial experience and in-depth understanding of the production process.

Please note applicants already employed in production roles and nominated/funded by a TV production company are particularly welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV at Additional documentation – a letter of intent and industry reference should be sent directly to

Deadline for applications: Friday April 8th 2016.

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