Film Production

  • Focus your accounting knowledge on Film
  • Learn how to be a production accountant
  • Taught by industry professionals
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  • Feedback from our recent cohort of over 75 people show that 100% were satisfied and 75% we extremely satisfied.

The course builds on your existing accounting qualifications to give you the skills, knowledge and connections you need to work as a production accountant in the film and TV industry. You will get an end-to-end overview of how film and TV shows are made and the critical role of a production accountant as an integral part of the crew


Course Content


  • Introduction to the business of film and television
  • Introduction to the accounting processes of film and television
  • Introduction to production accounting budgeting systems
  • Industry professionals explain what their department does
    –   (e.g. Line producers; casting; camera; sound; costume)
  • Case studies based on actual film and TV projects
  • People skills needed to succeed in the role


Leading to a job as:


  • A trainee production accountant
  • A junior production accountant

Tuition Fees: £350.00 including VAT

The ScreenSkills Diversity stats breakdown


At LightForge we are passionate about Diversity within the creative industries. Here’s a breakdown of the first set of people to complete our Production Accounting course.



Director of Production and Programming at the Walt Disney Company, Producer at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Company and producer/executive producer of 9 feature films.

Alistair Maclean-Clark


Previous television productions include: The Syndicate 4, All Creatures Great and Small, The ABC Murders and Victoria Series 2.

Di Hart

Production Accountant

Previous feature film productions include: The Swimmers, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, Our Ladies and Outlaw King, recent television production includes The Nest.

Neil Cairns

Production Accountant

As Producer his work includes: Fifty Dead Men Walking, Mutant Chronicles, GBH and as a bond company: The Forgiven, The Father, Misbehaviour, A Gift from Bob and The Operative.

Peter La Terriere

Producer & MD, Film Finances Ltd

Most recent television productions include: The Letter for the King, Brief Lives, DCI Banks, William and Mary, Danny and the Human Zoo.

Thea Harvey

Line Producer

Formerly joint MD of a small indie, Two Halves, developing factual, drama and drama-docs. Clients included Discovery, History Channel, MGM, BBC. Most recent productions Get Even 2, A.D., The Great Fire, The White Queen (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee).

Gina Cronk

Television Producer

Most recent productions include: Last Night in Soho, You Should Have Left, The Aeronauts, Fighting with my Family, Bohemian Rhapsody and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.

Miranda Jones

Post Production Supervisor

More than 25 years’ experience in copyright management, synchronisation and music supervision across the film, television and advertising sectors. Managed and operated Torchlight Music since 1991 and previously at Island Records and EMI.

Tony Orchudesch

Music Supervisor

Head of European Production for Scanline VFX. Formerly MD Mill Film, launching studios in Canada and Australia, and Head of Production at The Moving Picture Company in Canada. Lauren is focused on increasing visibility for women, LGBTQ IA plus and people of colour in our industry.

Lauren McCallum

Head of European Production at Scanline VFX & D&I Consultant

Jenny Burbage is a coach and communications specialist with over twenty years’ experience across the film, television and visual effects industry. Jenny leads communications at Milk Visual effects and has held positions at Nickelodeon, Disney, the MOJO music awards, Jetik and Jim Henson’s Creature shop.

Jenny Burbage

Presentation Skills Coach and Communications Consultant