Essential Skills for Film & Drama Production Coordinators

This two-day core-skills course - majority funded by ScreenSkills - is ideal for anyone wanting to move into Drama Production Co-ordination. It provides a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities and is based on real life experiences across multiple film and drama productions. From setting up a location shoot to generating a progress report, this introductory course covers the key ingredients for Production Co-ordination.


This course is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme. 

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skill body for the UK`s screen industry – animation, film, games, television including children`s TV and high-end drama, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce and with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.

This course is designed for Production Coordinators who want to build their knowledge and confidence in order to excel in their job, or others looking to take on PC roles.

Credits in a film or television production role
  • Setting up a Drama Production Office
  • Roles and responsibilities across the production
  • Essential paperwork
  • Understanding scripts and schedules
  • Role of the Production Coordinator  and the production budget
  • How to use Movie Magic to your advantage
  • Working with Cast
  • Working with underage artists
  • Contracting
  • Risk assessments
  • Legal requirements and insurance
  • Post production workflow
  • Clearance and compliance

Adelina Orfila has over 20 years experience working in TV and film across major international brands including ITV, BBC, and All3Media.

Adelina has strong managerial knowledge and experience, is commercially and business aware with a down to earth approach. Adelina has a thorough understanding and proven track record of balancing editorial and creative aspiration within budgetary constraints.

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 than 10 days' 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.

8 delegates


10:00-17:00 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day)


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.