Film Production
Accounting

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  • Focus your accounting knowledge on Film
  • Funded by ScreenSkills as part of the Future Film Skills programme
  • Learn how to be a production accountant
  • Taught by industry professionals
  • Learn online
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Summary

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.

The LightForge Academy Production Accounting course is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

 

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: £750.00 + VAT

This course is FREE for a limited period thanks to ScreenSkills funding.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for a place, candidates must have knowledge of entry-level booking and ideally have work experience of a least 12 months.

The course will be made available online to the chosen applicants from Monday 11th January 2021 with modules completed at your own pace. The average course duration is 2 weeks.

The deadline for completing all modules is Wednesday March 17th 2021.

To apply or show your interest in the Introduction to Film Production Accounting course please fill in our registration form.

OUR TUTORS

Alistair-Maclean-clark-2

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

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

Di Hart

Production Accountant
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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
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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
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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
Gina-Yelloow

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
Miranda-Blue

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
Tony-Yellow

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
Lauren-Blue

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-Yellow

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