Sat 30th May 9:30am - Sat 20th Jun 2020
Saturday 30th May 2020
Saturday 6th June 2020
Saturday 13th June 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020
9.30 to 5pm
PG Members: £600 + booking fee + VAT
Non members: £675 + booking fee + VAT
Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden Park
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the role of a producer. It will demystify the different types of producer and take trainees on a journey from concept through to pitching.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at production professionals considering a move into producing including production managers, line producers, location managers and production coordinators.
This course is led by Steve Clark-Hall - a renowned film and TV producer with over 50 years industry experience. Steve was honoured at the Production Guild Awards and received the Creative Skillset Mentor Award in recognition of his dedication to assisting the career development of young producers and production crew. Steve runs Skyline Films with his partner Mairi Bett, a production consultancy for major film and TV companies globally, as UK Co-Producers, as well as developing original productions.
Steve has extensive knowledge and experience producing a wide range of productions in a variety of genres, budget levels and for different international markets.
Steve’s credits as a producer include Avenue 5, The Rook, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Course modules include:
Day 1 - So You Want to be a Producer?
• What is a producer?
• Understand the market - choose you field - Film/TV/Internet
• How do you get started?
• Skills Audit - what can you do now and what do you need to learn?
• Find your partner - I would like to try and pair up complementary skills/experiences
• Decide on the project you want to take through to the PITCH
• HOME WORK - get to know your partner
Day 2 - Getting Stuck In
• Scheduling/ budgeting your project
• Understand your project
• Scheduling and budgeting
• Doing a schedule
• Understanding Critical Assumptions
• How much money do you need (better do a budget)
• The Finance Plan
• HOMEWORK - finalise the budget and finance plan
Day 3 - Managing Your Project
• Controlling the beast
• Who are your friends and opponents
• Control Loop
• Relationships with various sectors
• Managing difficult people
• Setting it up - cast and crew
• Relationship with the financiers
• The shoot
• Post production
• HOMEWORK - The Pitch
Day 4 - Now you know your project, let's sell it
• Refine your pitch documents
• Identify your target financiers
• Understand your financiers
• Pitches - each participant or pair pitches back to the group
• Criticise the pitches
• Review the Skills Audit
• What are your next steps to make it happen