Production Lite Essentials course

Help with the planning, production and delivery of filmed material

In-person course by production experts to help with the planning, production and delivery of filmed material.

Have you ever wondered why some scripts cost three times more to produce than others, or why does it take so long to produce a seemingly simple script?  Why can’t the agency do anything without insurance? What are the pros and cons of triple bidding vs single bidding or producing in-house? What is a PIBS and why do we need one? 

Who is this course for? 

This in-person is designed for those who need to understand more about the procedures, administration, insurance and legal issues surrounding the planning, production and delivery of filmed material. 

This workshop is as relevant for account management, as it is for juniors in production and business affairs. Delegates will gain a broad understanding of the whole production process and we will de-mystify all those production terms and make the process simple and easy to understand. 

If you are a non-member agency who would like to book on to this course please get in touch

Please note this course is not suitable for clients. If you're a client and are interested in this course please get in touch to discuss other options. 


This course will run over one day at the IPA office. 

We will cover:

  • Assessing how far your budget will stretch (including in-house production)
  • Breaking down a 'deck' for feasibility
  • Timetables and production scheduling
  • Essential production contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Production Insurance
  • Casting
  • Music
  • The need and role of a Producer (including hiring freelance)
  • Business Affairs, storage and asset management and delivery.

Your tutors

Kim Knowlton and Matthew Minor, both of whom have over 25 years of experience in all areas of production. 

Dates and timings

This course will run on Thursday 16 November: 

  • 9am: Registration & coffee
  • 9.15am: Course starts
  • 5.30pm: Close


Members: £500 +VAT

Non-members: £750 +VAT - Please get in touch to make non-member bookings

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Last updated 17 April 2024