Production Lite Essentials Course

Understanding more about the procedures, administration, insurance and legal issues surrounding the production of filmed material.

This virtual 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.

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 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 three sessions via Zoom, lasting two hours each.

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.

Dates and timings

You will need to attend all three sessions below:

  • Part 1: Monday 2 September 2024, 10am - 12pm 
  • Part 2: Monday 2 September 2024, 2pm - 4pm
  • Part 3: Tuesday 2 September 2024, 10am - 12pm 

Your tutors

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


  • Members: £500 +VAT
  • Non-members: £750 +VAT - Please get in touch to make non-member bookings. 

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Last updated 01 May 2024