Series producer scheme now open

ScreenSkills logo ScreenSkills’ Series Producer Programme is now recruiting 25 delegates for its year-long scheme. 

Now in its fifth year, the programme is designed to give delegates the knowledge, skills and networking necessary to make the move from producer to series producer. 

Ten former delegates are now working in commissioning, including Charlotte Smith, channel executive at BBC One, who said: “The Series Producer course has reconfigured my entire approach to making TV. 

“It gave me confidence in my own ability when I needed it most, and a network of contacts that will stay with me for years to come. In short, it has been a career- and life-changing experience.”

The aim is that the 2020 programme will include an increased number of out-of-London delegates. 

The scheme includes: around 14 days’ training by industry experts; masterclasses and behind-the-scenes briefing at broadcasters; speed-dating with commissioners; mentoring by commissioners and continuous one-to-one support and bespoke development. Delegates continue at their day jobs while on the programme. 

The scheme is open to new or aspiring series producers who have a minimum of three years’ experience at producer/director level in factual, features, specialist factual, factual entertainment or entertainment TV in the UK. Applications are open until midday on 7 January. 

No applications will be accepted after this time. Selected candidates will be interviewed in February and all informed of results by March when the first block of training will commence. 

All applications are via the ScreenSkills website