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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 weekend course you will find out! You will become familiar with the roles and workflow of a producer in both TV, film and creative agencies, and learn the most effective and efficient ways to produce a project. Taught by Industry experts you’ll get real world advice, case studies and information.

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

Learn 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 course is aimed at entry level so no previous experience as a Producer is necessary. It is suitable for anyone working in the broader industry who is interested in the role of the Producer, or is seeking to understand the business side of creative development and production.


  • What the different types of Producers do (Executive, Associate, Line, Co-, Associate across Drama, Reality, Branded and more)
  • The different production stages: concept development, financing, preproduction, production, post-production and distribution
  • An understanding of optioning a property, development, the pitch, pre-sale, ATL, HODs, E&O, P&A and lots more acronyms!

What you will need

As this is an introductory course, you don’t need any Producing experience to benefit from this course. Basic knowledge of filmmaking roles and processes would be an advantage.

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

Intro To Producing Offerings



20 Jun 2020 to 21 Jun 2020
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.


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.

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