Sat 11th Jan 9:30am - Sun 31st May 2020 5:30pm

£2499+ booking fee + VAT

Steer Your Career into Film and TV Accounting

This course will take place at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Park across weekends over six months.

Course summary

This scheme is designed to fast track career progression into film and TV production accounting for junior production accounting staff and graduates. Comprising of six weekends, this course is led by Production Accountant Lucy Drake


Weekend one – 11th / 12th January (2020)
Weekend two – 8th / 9th February
Weekend three - 7th / 8th March
Weekend four – 4th/5th April
Weekend five – 2nd / 3rd May
Weekend six – 30th/ 31st May

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those wanting to work in accounts on feature films or high-end TV in the UK. It’s suitable for anyone who has a desire to work in film or TV production accounting and has previous experience of working in a junior position in accounts or qualifications in accounting. (Also open to graduates)

How will it benefit my career?

This is an Intensive six-month accounting course where trainees will gain a detailed understanding of the processes involved in production accounting. On completion of this course, students will be invited to two networking events with Production Guild members and will be eligible for student membership of The Production Guild for a period of six months

Course outline

Module 1 - production training
Module 2 - setting up accounts office and contracting
Module 3 – VAT and petty cash
Module 4 – petty cash and crew payroll
Module 5 – cast payroll and reporting
Module 6 – other areas and personal effectiveness

Open – Optional additional modules in the six months will include bookkeeping, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Excel and safety management training.

To view the course outline in detail click here

Course tutor

This course is led by highly experienced freelance production accountant, Lucy Drake. Lucy has worked as a drama production accountant and progressed to senior production accountant at the BBC. Lucy has also worked as a financial controller on Spooks – The Greater Good, Red Joan, The 9th Life of Louis Drax and Wheeler Dealers. She is a founding committee member of the Production Accounting Forum and co-authored their Best Practice Guide to Production Accounting website. She also develops and runs training programmes for various organisations including the NFTS, The Production Guild, BBC, Moneypenny and Universities

Previous course feedback

Lucy was a wonderful teacher who covered more than I could possibly have hoped for! Maya keeley

A great kick start to an accountancy career in film - Tim Powell

Whistle stop tour through production accounting - in a nutshell! Sabrina Garside

I've learnt so much in a short space of time, not only about the work I'll be doing but also in relation to the whole production, how it works and who's involved! Emily Precious


To apply for this course, you need to complete and submit the application form (link below) by no later than 23:59, Friday 06 December 2019. 

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