Production Management: From Script to Schedule and Budget
Location: University of South Wales, Newport City Campus
Date: May 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th - 2013
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Cost: A confirmed place on this course requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Course designed and delivered by
The course is designed for independent producers, directors, writers, researchers and creatives working in production, or who would like to move into production. It explores scheduling and budgeting, the management of productions at different levels of finance, as well as the expectations of financiers, commissioners and producers. The course looks at the latest technologies and distribution models for low budget film making.
You will study
- Locations and the importance of the unit base
- Breaking down a script and scheduling using industry standard software (Movie Magic/EP Systems)
- The essential considerations when scheduling, including union agreements, daylight hours, budget, EU regulations, health and safety, and locations.
- Budgeting a script
- The use of industry standard budgeting software (Movie Magic/EP Systems)
- Key considerations when budgeting such as rates of pay, format, union agreements, workflow and delivery requirements.
- Matching budget to script and “strike price”
- The relationship between production manager/producer and the production accountant
- Cash-flow forecasts
By the end of the course you will
- Be familiar with the issues relating to EU working practices, union agreements, and health and safety regulations
- Have developed practical skills in preparing schedules and budgets
- B able to use the current industry standard digital packages
- Understand the importance of locations and location management in relation to the efficient management of productions
- Understand of the significance of video formats and digital workflows when budgeting and managing productions
- Manage the relationship between production manager and production accountant
Mike Parker is an award winning independent Producer whose credits include Satellite City, A Mind to Kill, Rancid Aluminium, I Know You Know and 7 Lives. His projects have been successfully distributed internationally and Mike is currently developing a self-distribution plan for the comedy series, Satellite City. He is a Senior Lecturer at University of Wales, Newport’s Film School.
Representatives from Art Departments, Camera, Location Management and Postproduction will be talking about their departments and how these impact on budgets and schedules.
Previous industry experts have included...
Production Designer. Tim Dickel, who has worked on a number of feature films including Elfie Hopkins (2012), Skins (2012), The Proxy (2012), Panic Button, Beast Hunters (2010), Merlin (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007), Dr Who (2007) .
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