Film and TV Production Course

Step into the film and TV industry and get exclusive insights into the role of a Film and Television Producer, Unit Production Manager (UPM), and Assistant Director (AD) with instruction and guidance from leading producer Tom Kane.

Delivery Method
05 - 07 March 2019 
3 days (9:00h - 17:00h) 
Delivery Method
02 - 04 April 2019 
3 days (9:00h - 17:00h) 

  • This practical, hands-on, immersive course in film and TV production will guide you through the creative, technical, and financial aspects of making a film or TV show.
  • You will find out why the producer is the most important member of the team, providing leadership and overseeing all stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
  • At this end of this course you will have gained an overview of film and TV production and you will have learnt how to produce a feature film or TV show.


During the course you will have opportunities to network in an informal setting with fellow attendees, tutors and representatives from the film and TV industry.

Who Will Benefit From This Film and TV Production Course?

This course is aimed at people who want to “step into” the film and TV industry as a producer. This course will suit those with a passion for film, as well as professionals who wish to gain an additional skill within their employment. This will also appeal to those looking to take the next step into the world of professional film and TV production by gaining a thorough understanding of production practices.

Lead Tutor

This is a bespoke course that caters for all skill levels. You will be given feedback and your work will be critiqued by course instructor, Tom Kane, a working film and TV producer with over 20 years' experience at the highest level.


On the successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a personalised n Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Film Production, signed by producer Tom Kane, in recognition of your educational achievement.


You will also be invited to join the IFS Alumni Association where you can continue to exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.

Day 1: Roles and Responsibilities, Timeline and Stages of Production

Day 2: Shooting Schedule, Location, Production board

Day 3: Budgeting, De-constructing the Shot, Global Film Production

Detailed Content

Day 1: Course Introduction

  • Define and Explore the Roles and Responsibilities of the:
    • Producer
    • Developing Producer
    • Line Producer
    • Unit Production Manager (UPM)
    • Assistant Director (AD)
    • 1st AD
    • 2nd AD
    • 2nd 2nd AD
    • DGA Trainee
    • Cast deals
    • 2nd Unit shooting
    • Line and Breakdown Screenplay Demonstration
  • Screenplay Breakdown Exercises
  • Social Programme: welcome dinner (optional)

Day 2: Scheduling and Managing Workflow

  • Create shooting schedule (film scheduling software)
  • Discuss all factors considered to create the schedule
  • Scouting of interior and exterior locations
  • Local and distant location issues
  • Walk through the production board
  • Cover production paperwork including:
    • Call sheet
    • Production report
    • One line schedule
    • Day-Out-Of-Days

Day 3: Budgeting Process (Film Budgeting Software)

  • Line-by-line exploration
  • Define crew roles
  • Negotiating techniques: actors, crew, vendors, unions, agents
  • Union rules (WGA/ DGA/ SAG/ IA/ Teamsters)
  • Insurance formulas
  • Equipment: camera, grip, electric, set design and construction
  • Deconstructing the Shot:
    • Discuss, dissect, and delineate the creation of complex cinematography
  • Global Film Production:
  • Presentation of Certificates by Tom Kane
  • Social Programme: networking drinks

This three-day Film and TV Production course is designed to give you a hands-on, intensive and immersive introduction into film and television producing.

The script from the feature film Prizza's Honor is utilised as the format for this course

The IFS social programme will allow you to network with like-minded individuals and build valuable relationships and contacts with your fellow students and with professionals from within the film and television industry.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course you will have gained a unique insight into the roles and responsibilities of a film and TV show producer and you will have helped to learnt how to produce a feature film.


Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with a personalised Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Film and TV Production, signed by producer Tom Kane, in recognition of your learning and achievement.


Our Alumni Association will allow you to stay in touch long after your course has finished and will give you a forum where you can exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.

The Future

This course will give you the confidence to go on to further study, to begin working in the film industry or to change careers. Many of those in employment will add value to their CVs with a new skill in film and television production and could receive a promotion or an increase in salary as a result of completing this course.


  • Personal tuition from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning film producer
  • Coursework folder with comprehensive notes to take home
  • State-of-the-art studios and classroom
  • Easy transport links to the campus
  • Limited number in student cohort
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Full social programme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to exclusive Alumni Association

Lights, Camera, Action!

Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 30 students per cohort. So, take your first step into the business and contact us today!

  • To receive more information, please order a free brochure. Fill in your details and we will immediately send you a free copy of the Film Production brochure.
  • You can enrol now for this Film and TV Production course with a credit card using our secure online enrolment form.