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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. You’ll get real world advice, case studies and information and hear from guest speakers from different areas of the industry.

Delivered by Zoom video in six evening sessions over three weeks, this course is alternately taught by Louise Smith or Taylor Litton-Strain.

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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Taylor Litton-Strain

Taylor Litton-Strain is an award-winning producer named ‘ONE TO WATCH’ by Screen Producers Australia in 2018. Taylor's primary interest is…

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What you will need

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

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

Classes are delivered over Zoom video live in six weeknight sessions over three weeks.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

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.