Step-Up to Line Producing – online course

Due to the current Covid 19 outbreak, and subsequent lockdown, we have worked hard to ensure that we can maintain training programmes that still reflect the needs of those in the industry working in High End TV production. During this time of isolation, we took the decision to rework the course so that the majority of it can be delivered online, for free, to support those in the industry looking to improve skills in this key area, who already have experience as a Production Manager in this field. If you are an experienced PM in High End TV Drama, and would like a place on the course, please email:, with your details and a brief on your experience.

Focussing on the key responsibilities and role of the line producer, this Step Up online training will cover all aspects of the role including setting up a production, recruiting effectively, legal requirements, necessary documentation, scheduling, budgeting, working internationally, dealing with co-productions and much more. The programme consisting of 10 x 1 hour modules as follows:

First Online Programme

4 May
14.00 – 15.00     Intro to the course and the Role and Responsibilities of Line Producer

5 May 
10.00 – 11.00     Setting up a HETV production, Contracting Crew, Deal Memos
12.00 – 13.00      Scheduling – essentials
14.00 – 15.00      Heads of Department, working with a team effectively, Managing Performance

6 May
10.00 – 11.00     Setting up a Budget and multiple currencies
12.00 – 13.00      Dealing with Broadcasters, Nations and Regions, Working on International Productions
14.00 – 15.00      Tax Relief, Dealing with Co-Productions

7 May
10.00 – 11.00     Post Production Essentials
12.00 – 13.00     Respect, Bullying and Harassment
14.00 – 15.00     Managing Upwards and sideways Q & A

11 & 12 May – Scheduled one-to-one sessions for participants with tutor.

Second Online Programme, as above with dates

26  May
14.00 – 15.00   Intro

27 May
Time and modules as above (3 x 1 hour sessions)

28 May
Time and modules as above (3 x 1 hour sessions)

29 May
Time and modules as above (3 x 1 hour session)

1 & 2 June one to one sessions with tutor.

The course will take place via Zoom, and it is advised for functionality that you download the application for your mobile device or laptop, to ensure best usability. You can join from web, but some functions may not work properly.

Once you have secured your place online via Eventbrite, a link to register with ScreenSkills Attendees system will be sent to register. This is a requirement of the subsidised place, and will form part of evaluation of training, as well as a record of the training you do over time.


 This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.