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Producer Development Programme

This programme is supported by Screen Scotland and the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions and by Scottish Union Learning. BECTU Vision is brought to you by BECTU in partnership with BBC.

BECTU Vision is excited to launch their latest strand; Producer Development Programme 2018/19

We are looking for four experienced television drama Line Producers with a passion and commitment to television drama and working in Scotland to become our producers of the future.

Through a combination of short training courses, on-going editorial skills development and a pairing with an independent production company, the participants will: 

  • Develop their skills in understanding the terminology and methodology of script and story development.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the production processes required by a producer and considerations involved in producing television drama.
  • Deepen their understanding of the producer’s role and the importance of good leadership and management.
  • Build connections and a relationship with indies to enable them to be considered for future drama producer roles within Scotland.

The programme will commence with a 2 day course; Script Editing & Development with script guru John Yorke. Participants will also undertake one-to-one script development skills coaching and follow-up assignments with John.

Alongside a programme of short courses, each participant will be paired with an independent production company for one year to enable them to apply their learning in a practical environment, experience all aspects of the producer’s role and make professional connections. This ‘Indie Pairing’ is designed to be flexible to fit around the ongoing work commitments of participants.

Each participant will also receive additional training and support to address individual skills gaps identified by them, their indie host and the project manager.

For an application pack please contact Amy Shaw, BECTU Vision Co-Manager 

Deadline for applications is 0900 Tuesday 6th November 2018.



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Last updated 26 October 2018