AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School (AH Account)
About the Course
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Production Manager in TV drama and feature film production. It covers the basic skills of budgeting, and day-to-day management of a production.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to break down a script and do a basic schedule
The role and responsibilities of a production manager
How to prepare a basic drama budget
How to manage production office systems
How to contract crew and cast
How to read and interpret a cost report
How the production office works with heads of departments, the Producer, Director and the completion guarantor.
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
This course is recommended for:
Production department personnel upgrading their skills
Emerging producers wanting to understand budgets and production
Crew in other departments, such as assistant directors and continuity, who require a more detailed knowledge of budgeting and production management
Factual TV personnel who intend to move to script-based production management.
“This course covered a great variety of elements and had some great guest speakers. Overall I learned a lot about production management and it was good to be taught by an industry professional, with a bit of experience.”
“Having a real production manager rather than a trainer adds lots of value. Lorelle is very experienced.”
ABOUT THE LECTURER: LORELLE ADAMSON
Lorelle Adamson is a highly experienced Production Manager/Line Producer who has been active in the Australian film and TV industry for two decades. Her recent credits include Australian feature film The Water Diviner, Goddess, Accidents Happen and Clubland, as well as numerous TVCs. Lorelle also works for Screen NSW and Screen Australia assessing budgets and QAPE applications.