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Moving Up: Production Management - Modularised Course

This course is delivered by BECTU in partnership with Addie Orfila .

Production Managing is challenging, exciting and a critical role for any production. Making the step up to PM can be daunting for any PC as you hone your already excellent organisational and logistical skills further and develop your managerial and leadership abilities. Whatever genre you work in, this modular course will furnish you with a thorough knowledge base of the critical skills necessary to become an excellent and effective PM. Using interactive seminars, practical exercises, workshops and industry examples, you will come away a strong foundation with which to build your career further and excel as a PM. It is suitable for Production Coordinators, 1st AD's and other grades wanting to move into the role of Production Manager.

Course content: The course will break down into 5 modules to be run across 5 days. Course participants can pick and choose the number of modules to attend.

Module 1 – full day Introduction to PM – roles and responsibilities. Genres – similarities and differences across scripted and non-scripted. Production from pre to post – who does what and why. Setting up a project – what to think about and your relationship with the Producer. Effective scheduling - how to initially assess a project and break it down. This course is suitable for thsoe who are thinking of going into the PM role, graduates, newly qualified as well as those moving up the grades in production, or senior produciton roles.

London: Saturday 11th June.  9.30am - 5pm. To find out more and to book your place

Salford: Monday 19th September. 9.30am – 5pm. To find out more and to book your place

Module 2 – full day Introduction to budgeting – determining requirements and how to create a realistic budget. Controlling and tracking costs. Working with cast – contracting basics and how to be effective. Working with underage artistes – what you need to think about.

London: Saturday 16th July.  9.30am - 5pm. To find out more and to book your place 

Salford: Tuesday 19th July. 9.30 – 5pm. To find out more and to book your place

Gateshead: Saturday 19th November 10am – 5.30pm. To find out more and to book your place

Module 3 – full day Health and Safety – the basics of working safely Risk Assessing, managing talent and crew. Legal Requirements and insurance. Stunts, one-offs and events.

London: Saturday 30th July.  9.30am - 5pm. To find out more and to book your place 

Salford: Tuesday 20th September. 9.30am – 5pm. To find out more and to book your place

Gateshead: Saturday 26th November. 10am – 5.30pm. To find out more and to book your place

Module 4 – Post production process and deliverables. A look at the management of post production and completion paperwork, with the aid of Silvermouse software, as well as Line Managing your team effectively. Suitable for Post Produciton Managers and  Coordniators as well as PM.

London: Saturday 3rd September.  9.30am - 5pm.  To find out more and to book your place 

Salford: Wednesday 21st September. 9.30am – 5pm. To find out more and to book your place.

Gateshead: Saturday 3rd December. 10am – 5.30pm. To find out more and to book your place

Module 5 – Full day Introduction to Movie Magic scheduling. What determines the schedule. How to breakdown a script – with the sheets, element and category managers. Strip Boards and “fat” schedules. Reports, calendar manager and daybreaks.

London: Monday 17th September  9.30 - 5pm. To find out more and to book your place

Salford: Thursday 22nd September. 9.30am – 5pm. To find out more and book your place

Gateshead: Saturday 10th December. 10am – 5.30pm. To find out more and book your place

 If you think that there are more specific elements of Production Management Skills you’d like to learn then get in touch asurtees@bectu.org.uk

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