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Industry Certificate: Production Management (Scripted)

Become a Production Manager

In this course, delivered over 8 weeks, you will learn knowledge and skills to read and interpret the requirements of a script to create a production schedule and budget. You’ll gain a clear understanding of milestones in production planning and the necessary documentation that must be provided to investors and funding bodies. This course covers scripted TV and film production and is relevant for drama and narrative comedy.

Financial models

Learn how drama projects are produced for Australian and international audiences and the common financial models used for broadcast television drama, feature film distribution and the Producer Offset

Production requirements

Discuss the range of approaches and production requirements for a variety of genres, formats and styles of drama television in Australia, and how to identify the unique requirements of a production based on a script

Production Manager role

Learn about the Production Manager’s role and responsibilities and how to apply learned knowledge to create a production plan, schedule and budget and then manage the budget using cost reporting.

Is the Industry Certificate: Production Management (Scripted) right for you?

This is a practice-based course for emerging production managers, including production co-ordinators. It also offers essential knowledge for emerging producers who want to expand their knowledge of film and TV Drama. The course assumes that you have some production knowledge.

Meet Your Tutors

Lorelle Adamson

Lorelle Adamson is a highly experienced Production Manager/Line Producer who has been active in the Australian film and TV industry for…

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What you will need

This course kicks off with a five day intensive at AFTRS in Sydney. Then over the subsequent seven weeks there are three weekend workshops. Between these sessions there are weekly online video catch ups, and assignment work to complete (in the form of a Production Schedule and Budget).

For the online components of the course you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and good internet connection for the evening Zoom Video sessions.

We recommend allowing 8-10 hours per week minimum to do the course work.

Enrolments close: Monday 4 February

Course Dates:

  • Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 February, 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February, 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March, 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, 9am – 5pm

For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

Payment Plan

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 4 of the course
25% due by the end of week 8 of the course

Note: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

Important information

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.