Producer Development Programme

Part of Bectu Vision

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.


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.

We are delighted to be supporting Karen O’Hare and Brian Coffey on the Producer Development Programme 2020.

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.