Showrunner: Series Producer Fast Track

ScreenSkills

This course is eligible for bursary funding

Our pioneering Series Producer training scheme is back. 

An intensive, 7-day course for experienced programme-makers taking their first step into a senior programme management role. 

Taught by some of the most influential programme-makers, execs and commissioners of recent years, the course gives experienced producers the key creative, editorial and managerial skills needed to oversee a series with confidence. 


Please note: Places are booked on a first come, first served basis. However DV Talent reserves the right to reject applicants we feel do not have the right experience, or are not working in areas, to benefit fully from the course. This decision will be made solely by DV Talent. 

Producers, directors, junior series producers and others in a senior production role.

You will need to have a proven track-record at producer level or the equivalent. 

  • Making the transition from programme-maker to manager
  • Recruiting and running teams
  • Negotiating and handling talent
  • Money matters – understanding budgets and schedules
  • Audiences and schedules
  • Storytelling and shaping a format
  • Rescuing material in the edit
  • Inheriting and refreshing a series
  • Writing and overseeing commentary
  • Managing up: dealing with execs and commissioners
  • Commissioner sessions

The tutors are experienced Exec Producers, together with specialist speakers and commissioners. 

Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm. Is lunch provided? We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket. What if I have to cancel? If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.Do I need to bring anything to the course?

It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

10 people.

Times

10:00-17:30 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 

Location

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.