Showrunner: Series Producer Fast Track - £2495.00

Our pioneering Series Producer training scheme is back.

An intensive, 7-day course for experienced programme-makers taking their first step into a senior programme management role.

Taught by some of the most influential programme-makers, execs and commissioners of recent years, the course gives experienced producers the key creative, editorial and managerial skills needed to oversee a series with confidence

Duration                     8 days 
Class size:                   10 

Cost:                             £2495 + Vat  / £1995 + vat for Talent Manager Pro companies
                                       *** EARLY BIRD OFFER *** £1795 + vat 
                                       *** must be a TM Pro member

Dates:                           Coming Soon


Please note: Places are booked on a first come, first served basis. However DV Talent reserves the right to reject applicants we feel do not have the right experience, or are not working in areas, to benefit fully from the course. This decision will be made solely by DV Talent. 

Who it's for?

Producers, directors, junior series producers and others in a senior production role.


You will need to have a proven track-record at producer level or the equivalent. 


By the end of the course, delegates will have a set of tools to help them put together and manage large production teams more effectively; run edits and build a narrative arc across a series; understand - and therefore be better able to manage - the logistics involved in a series, including budgets and schedules; have a better appreciation of the relationship between a Series Producer, Commissioner and Exec Producer/ MD; troubleshoot common problems Series Producers face on productions, and be more confident in handling key talent. 

Course Content

  • Making the transition from programme-maker to manager
  • Recruiting and running teams
  • Negotiating and handling talent
  • Money matters – understanding budgets and schedules
  • Audiences and schedules
  • Storytelling and shaping a format
  • Rescuing material in the edit
  • Inheriting and refreshing a series
  • Writing and overseeing commentary
  • Managing up: dealing with execs and commissioners
  • Commissioner sessions


Venue & Times

Location:            DV Talent

                            6 Waterson Street
                            E2 8HL

Times:                 10am - 5:30pm   (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 


The tutors are experienced Exec Producers, together with specialist speakers and commissioners. 


Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

Others who have done our Series Producer course

  • Mark Saben, exec producer, Wall to Wall
  • Andie Claire, director of production, Icon Films
  • Mike Ratcliffe, series producer, Talkback Thames
  • Neil Smith, exec producer, Betty TV
  • Basi Akpabio, consultant and creative director
  • Paula Fasht, freelance series producer
  • Marc Sigsworth, exec producer, Prospect Pictures
  • Dickon Le Marchant, freelance series producer
  • Lisa Fairbank, managing director, Factory Films
  • David Vallance, freelance series producer
  • Natalie Hill, freelance series producer
  • Adam White, series producer, BBC Natural History Unit
  • Hannah Lamb, series producer, Ricochet
  • Ade Rawcliffe, commissioning exec, Channel 4
  • Liz Collier, producer, The Garden 
  • Sara Evans, freelance series producer 
  • Livia Simoka, producer, Renegade 
  • Keith Martin, freelance series producer

and many more.



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