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Step-up to Line Producer in Children’s TV

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Are you looking to take a step-up to Line Producer in live-action Children’s TV and have experience in any of these roles?

  • Production Manager
  • Assistant Producer
  • Location Manager
  • Production Accountant

Is the next step in your career as a Line Producer in live-action Children’s TV?

If you answered yes, then this free to attend short course is for you.

Children’s TV has identified that there is an acute shortage of Line Producers for live-action productions. This course has been designed to fast-track industry professionals with related experience to become Line Producers.

In addition to the training course there are upto 12 funded ‘Step-up’ placements available for eligible participants.

The Step-up to Line Producer in Children’s TV training course will enable 24 participants working across the UK to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to step-up to Line Producer in Children’s TV.

This, free to attend course, is taught by a highly experienced Line Producer in Children’s TV and is aimed at ensuring that UK productions have access to a cohort of skilled and educated professionals who can bring increased value to the production chain.

Line Producers need to be equipped to understand the bigger picture on the production so that they can manage the budget and schedule, as well as managing the relationships within the production, and be the link with the production company and the commissioning organisation.

This training course will prepare participants with the knowledge they need to Step Up to Line Producer and the subsequent placements will enable 50% of participants to put that into practice.

This training is supported by the ScreenSkills Children’s TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK children’s TV productions.

The course is designed as 6 x 3-hour online sessions for up to 12 people.

The sessions will be scheduled as 2 per week to enable it to be completed quickly, whilst also leaving time to digest and reflect. The training will take place on weekends to ensure maximum availability for participants. The course will be run twice.

  • Session 1: Introduction to the role of Line Producer | Budgeting and Scheduling
  • Session 2: Recruiting Crew | Negotiating for Equipment and Facilities
  • Session 3: Scheduling
  • Session 4: Health and Safety
  • Session 5: Managing Artist and Crew
  • Session 6: Relationship with key team | Crisis Management | Wrap up and reflections

50% of participants (up to 12) will be able to access funded placements on live-action children’s productions. There will be ongoing support for participants during their placement.

The course is aimed at those who are committed to a career in live-action Children’s TV:

  • and have approximately 5 or more years professional experience in the industry – you could be working in:
    • children’s
    • scripted or
    • unscripted
  • and be currently working as any of:
    • Production manager
    • Assistant Producer
    • Location Manager