The Production Management Portfolio

Sat 27th Apr 9:30am - Thu 6th Jun 2019
Full course fee for Members of the Production Guild: £1200 + VAT | Full course fee for non-Members of the Production Guild: £1400 + VAT

Are you ready to step into production management? Pick and mix courses to suit your professional training needs. You can book the full course (including all weekends and evenings which will give you an overall discount) or pick and mix separate weekend and evening modules below:

View all the information for weekend and evening courses.


Fee for Members of the Production Guild: £1200 + VAT. Full course fee for non-Members of the Production Guild: £1400 + VAT 


Each weekend session can be booked separately at a cost members £400 & VAT & booking fee - non members £475 & VAT & booking fee

Introduction to Production Management and Initial Scheduling using Movie Magic Scheduling- Sat 27 and Sunday 28 April 
Advanced Scheduling using Movie Magic Scheduling and Initial Budgeting - Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 
Advanced Budgeting and Tracking Costs and Cost Reports - Sat 1 and Sun 2nd June 


Each evening session below can be booked separately at a cost of 100 & VAT & booking fee for members and non-members. 
Each session will run from 6pm-9pm.

Organising the Production Office Work Space – Tuesday 30 April 
Contracting Cast and Crew – Tuesday 14 May
Production Insurance – Thursday 16 May
Union Agreements and their Impact - Tuesday 21 May
Post-production and Deliverables -Tuesday 4 June.
Personal Effectiveness, Leadership and Management – Thursday 6 June.  


Weekend Sessions
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Park, Hercules Way, Hertfordshire

Evening Sessions
01 Zero One, Hopkins St, Soho, London


The Production Management Portfolio is a series of short courses aimed at learners seeking to develop the skills required to become production managers in film or high end TV.


Aimed at participants with experience of production, the course is ideal for people who want to learn the role from scratch as well as more experienced professionals seeking to use their existing knowledge to transition to production management including: location managers, 1st and 2nd assistant directors, production co-ordinators, production accountants and post-production supervisors..


The modular structure of the course is designed to give you the flexibility to study the areas you need to focus on to develop your ability to production manage. Delivered at the weekends (at The Production Guild, Warner Bros. Leavesden) and evenings (in central London) the Production Management Portfolio supports you to invest in your professional development without having to take time away from work.


The course covers the key role and responsibilities of the production manager and enables participants to develop the legal knowledge, practical skills and competencies that every successful production manager needs.

View an outline of the weekend and evening session course content here.


Most of the modules will be delivered by highly experienced Executive Producer, Producer and Line Producer Paul Sarony. Paul has extensive experience of working across feature films, dramas and documentaries. His credits include Mrs Brown, Juliet Naked and Being Mick. Some evening sessions will be delivered by Paul in addition to highly experienced production professionals and experts.


You can book the full course or separate modules below:

Full course for members and non members - book here
Weekend sessions for members and non members - book here
Evening sessions - book here

If you have any queries, please email  [javascript protected email address]

Move into film & TV production management

I learnt a great deal of new strategies and protocols that I am constantly benefiting from since the course. Since then I have worked on a number of large studio productions and produced my own short film.

Tony Hood, Location Manager - London Has Fallen (2nd Unit), Supervising Location Manager - Peter Pan (TV Movie), UK Location Manager - War Machine

The Production Management course was a great opportunity to learn from experienced industry professionals at the top of their game, with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Katy Engels, Production Manager - Katie Morag (TV Series)

Booking terms & conditions

Cancelling 10 working days or over – Full refund Cancelling 9-6 working days – 50% refund Cancelling 0-5 days – no refund