Introduction to Production Management & Line Producing

New for 2022!

Introduction to Production Management & Line Producing

Mon, 5 Sep 2022 to Fri, 9 Sep 2022

Duration: 5 days
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm
Capacity: Max. 10 participants
Fee: £750

This practical programme introduces you to roles of Production Manager and Line Producer and covers all the responsibilities from pre- to post-production. 
Led by experienced Line Producer Robyn Forsythe (SMALL AXE, THE SOUVENIR), this programme will give you the foundations and confidence you need in order to step-up. You'll understand the fiscal, financial and personal responsibilities the role entails on a film production.   

Course Outline


  • Overview of the roles from start to finish; fiscal & financial & personnel responsibility.
  • Film financing (Casting deals, hard & soft funding, Sales Agents, Distributors, Exhibitors, Collection Agents, Completion bond, Financial closing & IPA)
  • Introduction to Final Draft


  • Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Additonal Costs (Completion bond, insurance, Equity, BECTU, PACT, ScreenSkills, legals, tax credit, cash flow fee, NI, pensions, skills levies)
  • Time Management


  • Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Working with a Production Accountant
  • Cost Reports and Paperwork


  • Health & Safety
  • Insurance
  • Post-Production (Post Schedule, Post Budgets, Post Relationships)


  • Negotiations (Crew, Equipment)
  • People Management
  • Recap

In addition to practical activities and assignments, you'll also hear from a host of industry experts.


NOTE: You need access to a laptop with Final Draft (the free trial version is fine). It's ideal if you have Movie Magic Scheduling & Movie Magic Budgeting as well, but it's not a requirement to take part.

Tutor profile: Robyn Forsythe, Producer

Robyn’s most recent Line Producer credit is Steve McQueen’s anthology series “Small Axe” for the BBC. She was the Co-Producer on Romola Garai's directorial debut 'Amulet' alongside producer Matthew Wilkinson (‘Yesterday’), and line producer on sit-com “The Cockfields” for UKTV. 
Robyn’s debut feature is in post- production, with partner producer Serena Armitage (Oscar winning 'The Stutterer'), and director David Luke Rees. She was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival talent lab 2018, and was nominated as Best Producer at the Underwire Film Festival in 2017 & 2018. Her shorts have screened at BFI, Palm Springs, Aesthetica and many others.
Robyn has a law degree, and currently works as a Production Executive for Sky Studios.