Production Management

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Production Management

Date: (awaiting dates)

Duration: 2 days
Capacity: Max. 10 participants
Fee: £250  10% Early Bird discount available for limited period.

A production manager is key to the successful delivery of any film or television production. 

This dynamic 2-day course will give participants an understanding of the procedures put into place by successful production managers when focusing on film dramas.  Alongside budgeting and scheduling, participants will be guided through a range of topics including location needs, legal obligations, crew dynamics, financial systems, and health and safety practices.  They will have to think about the needs and demands of their own drama projects - from a production manager’s perspective - and what actions they would need to take to fulfill these. 
By the time the weekend is over, attendees will be able to put what they have learnt into immediate practice with their own projects, and subsequently tap even more effectively into the flourishing UK drama market. 



  • Role review & overview of the production team roles and responsibilities at each stage of development
  • Script, budgeting & schedule dynamic
  • Script breakdown
  • Drawing up a budget
  • Legal requirements and contracts


  • The Shoot: Operations, call sheet, movement orders & progress reports
  • Budget & schedule recap
  • Post-production: Editing, audio & clearances
  • Role review 

Participants are encouraged to bring any examples they wish to share (hard copies of paperwork and/or USB with moving image work).


Tutor profile: Emma Dobinson, Producer, Production Manager & Trainer

Emma Dobinson's workshops at LFS

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With over 20 years media experience, Emma Dobinson is a versatile Producer, Production Manager and Trainer, one who has been responsible for developing and delivering successful film, TV, social media and live projects as well as training packages of value, quality and worth. 

Emma’s drama experience ranges from film to web to TV and clients include BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and Sky.  Emma has had the pleasure of working overseas in countries ranging from Canada, Mexico and Ghana to Finland, Bulgaria, Bangladesh and Indonesia. She has taught for the internationally renowned London Film School as well as for Goldsmiths - University of London, the National Film & Television School, Channel 4 and the BBC.
Emma enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others and looks forward to collaborating with attendees to aid them in getting the best out of their own drama projects.