Producer Development Programme

Programme 2020

Bectu Vision’s Producer Development Programme 2020 is designed to develop the understanding, skills and connections of current film producers, based in Scotland to enable them to become our television producers of the future.

The aim of the programme is to equip the participants with the knowledge, confidence and ability to move into the role of television drama Producer whilst building a professional relationship with a specific independent production company.

Overview

The programme will commence with a 2-day Script Editing & Development with script guru John Yorke followed by one-to-one script development skills coaching with John and assignments across the year. There will be further short courses to develop skills including leadership and communication, budgeting & scheduling, sessions focused on understanding commissioning and BBC delivery processes and access to the Edinburgh TV Festival.

In tandem with the programme of short courses, each participant will be paired with an independent production company for one year.  This ‘Indie Pairing’ will enable the participant to apply their learning in a practical environment, observe the producer’s role from greenlight to delivery and make professional connections.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

We are looking for two experienced film producers who are based in Scotland and have a passion and commitment to television drama.

The participants will: 

  • develop their skills in understanding the terminology and methodology of story and script development for television
  • develop a clear understanding of the production processes required by a producer and considerations involved in Producing television drama including commissioning and business affairs
  • develop their understanding of the producer’s role in television and the importance of good leadership and management.
  • build connections and a relationship with independent production companies to enable them to be considered for future drama producer roles within Scotland.

The participant will have:

  • produced at least one feature film or commissioned short film.
  • an investment in living and working in Scotland.
  • a passion, good knowledge and understanding of the television drama  landscape in Scotland and the wider UK.
  • an ability to generate original and creative ideas.
  • a high level of organisational and communication skills.
  • an ability to think fast and make good decisions under pressure.
  • familiarity with employment practices and policies such as those relating to diversity, equal opportunities and health and safety or the ability to acquire this knowledge quickly.
  • a good knowledge of key-creative individuals working in Scotland and UK-wide.

For an application pack please contact Amy Shaw, BECTU Vision Co-Manager ashaw@bectu.org.uk 

Deadline for applications is 0900 Friday 8th November 2019.

This programme is supported by Screen Scotland and the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions, Scottish Union Learning and BBC in partnership with BECTU.