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Intro to Producing

On the set of ‘Somewhere In Between’ | Dir. Emily Boyard and Elise Cociuban

Explore the role of a Producer

“What does a Producer do?” In this introductory, seminar-style 100% online course you will get a good insight into the role – and how much it varies across different types of content. You will become familiar with the workflows of a producer in both TV, film and creative agencies, and learn the most effective and efficient ways to produce a project. Taught by experienced producer Louise Smith you’ll get real world advice, case studies and information. Louise will be joined by guest speakers from different areas of the industry.

Delivered by Zoom video in six evening sessions over three weeks.

Explore the different roles of Producers, and the major stages in production

Get knowledge about building a creative team, script development, research and marketing, finance and funding, legal and insurance issues

Identifying the key funding bodies and mechanisms within the industry

Is the Intro to Producing right for you?

This is an introductory course. No previous experience as a producer required, but some understanding of filmmaking terminology and procedures will be assumed.

This course is open to students aged 16 years and over (students under 18 must complete an under 18 consent form).

Classes are delivered over Zoom video live: six sessions from 7pm-8.30pm.


Other courses that covers aspects of producing include Budgeting Fundamentals: Online, Screen Business Essentials: Online and our Professional Development Seminar series Short, Sharp and Immediately Useful.

Meet Your Tutors

Louise Smith

Louise Smith has been producing for over twenty years and gained an international reputation for her collaborations with directing talents…

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What you will need

This course is delivered live 100% online via Zoom video and our online learning platform Moodle.

You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and good internet connection, and a quiet place to participate. Headphones recommended.

Once enrolled we will send you further instructions and a link to the zoom sessions.

Intro To Producing Offerings



28 Jul 2020 to 13 Aug 2020
Enrolments close Tue 21 July. 3 x Tue & Thu 7pm-8:45pm video chat sessions. 28 & 30 July + 4 & 6 + 11 & 13 August

Course Price:

This is the standard course price.


For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

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 here.

For more information email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or phone 1300 223 877.