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BFC/PGGB Production Coordinator Training Programme

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Each day will be full time from approximately 09.30 to 17.00. There will be breaks morning and afternoon with an hour for lunch.

Who is the course aimed at?

This training course is designed for experienced production secretaries, assistant coordinators or theatre stage management, company management or production staff, ideally with two credits or significant experience.
NB You must have the right to work in the UK or be a UK national to be eligible for this course.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered online by an expert tutor, together with blended online learning through our Virtual Learning Environment. This course covers a range of core practical, organisational, and logistical skills and knowledge which are required by the role.

How will it benefit my career?

Successful applicants will gain an opportunity to undertake a high level of quality training with an experienced production manager. This will allow trainees to:

- Share knowledge, experience, best practice and address concerns with colleagues and peers
- Learn through simulation away from the pressure of everyday production
- Benefit from an immediate and long-term support network and resources online

Course Overview

This programme will ensure that participants will gain core skills, resources and understanding of the responsibilities regarding the administration of the production office related to the role of a production coordinator for film and HETV in the UK on both domestic and international productions. Areas covered will include:

• Setting up the production office and finance
• The shoot (RAs & paperwork)
• Interviews and recruitment
• Contracting (Equity, Pact, SAG, DGA) and clearances
• Deal memos
• Child licensing
• International and domestic travel and relevant documentation and procedures (inc hotels, accommodation & transport/shipping; Inoculations/Covid and travel; filming overseas - Visas & EU border requirements
• TMOs, Per diems
• Final Draft and BAFTA Albert masterclass
• Career paths and next steps
• best practice and wellbeing regarding mental health

Online modules

The course will also include three online modules in health and safety, excel and GDPR which must be completed by mid-October in order to pass the course.

Course Tutor

Imogen started as a producer’s assistant after finishing university and has worked her way through the ranks of the production office over the last decade or so. She has worked as a production manager on shows such as Peaky Blinders, Top Boy, Press and Guerrilla and is now working as line producer on Horrible Histories, gathering experience as a Covid liaison and Covid supervisor along the way. Imogen has worked in high-end TV drama and film for Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Atlantic. She is in the process of building The Production Training Company.


Safety Management in Film & TV IOSH – delivered by Media Safety Ltd (additional fee charged). This course will run 09.30-13.30 on 8th and 9th November 2021.



The application process will by application form. We would be grateful if you could complete and return a diversity monitoring form which will be processed separately from your application. Please send the diversity form as an excel document as this will help us in compiling statistics. Please send your forms to [javascript protected email address]

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Friday 3rd September 2021

Please let us know at [javascript protected email address] if you have any questions.

Need help with funding for training?

If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you. For more information, click here.

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