ScreenSkills Step up/Step over to Line Producing Programme

ScreenSkills Step Up/Step Over To Line Producing 2023 (HETV)


Are you looking to step up or step over to the role of Line Producer in High-End Television? ScreenSkills’HETV Step Up/Step Over To Line Producing Programme 2023 is a free intensive training scheme to help you on your way.

The in-depth course, led by Avenue 5 producer Steve Clark-Hall, is aimed at Production Managers, Location Managers and First ADs looking for the next move in HETV.

The programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions

The course is delivered fully online and is designed to fit in with busy working schedules.


What does the training offer?

  1. Intensive Zoom-based training from course leader Steve Clark-Hall (Avenue 5) and a range of guest speakers including Roopesh Parekh (Executive Producer – Willow (Disney+), Simon Maloney (Producer, Peaky Blinders) and many more TBC. Areas covered include leadership, taking control, managing budgets, recruiting, scheduling, working internationally and dealing with co-productions.
  2. Placements for 10 of the participants with HETV productions.


Who is the training aimed at?

ScreenSkills supports current and future generations of talent to flourish in the screen industries. We are committed to embedding diversity in all its forms, including geographic representation, in the workforce we help to build.

Step Up/Step Over To Line Producing 2023 has 15 spaces, and successful applicants will be drawn from:

  • Productions Managers
  • Location Managers
  • 1st ADs
  • Other experienced crew ready to make the move.

To be considered for a place on the course you must be nominated by a Producer, Executive producer, MD of an HETV Company, Head of Production, Production Exec or a Line Producer working in the industry, who will also need to supply a reference.


What is covered in the sessions?

The training will cover all the responsibilities and will include:

•    Setting up a production

-      Recruiting fairly and effectively

-      Legal requirements

-      Necessary documentation

-      Scheduling

-      Budgeting

-      Working internationally

-      Dealing with co-productions

-      Training in Movie Magic


When will the training take place?

Training will start in March 2023 and run over seven weeks. There will be core sessions with Steve Clark Hall over five successive Saturdays (10am to 4pm) from the 18 March, and six hour-long midweek talks with guest speakers on weeknight evenings from 8pm, starting on Wednesday 8 March 2023 and ending in mid-April





The course runs in SPRING 2023 and there are 15 places. The deadline is Friday 17 February 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 24 February with interviews taking place in the week of 27 February. Successful candidates will be informed by Friday 3 March.

Clicking the link above should open an email with pre-populated fields for applicants to complete. If that does not work for you, please email for the application form and we will email it back to you asap.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a new entrant programme for recent graduates/runners.



Who is backing this training?

  • ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills fund, with contributions from UK high-end television productions
  • The programme is being delivered by with The Production Training Company

About ScreenSkills ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries - animation, film, games, television including childrens and high-end, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.


About is a recruitment and training company operating in High-End TV Drama and Feature Film in the UK.  has delivered programmes and talks for ScreenSkills, The BFI, Pinewood Studios, Northern Ireland Screen, London Film School, Northern Film + Media, Liverpool Film Office, Screen Suffolk, Film London, Warner Bros., Into Film and The Oscars. Previous training programmes include Step up to Production Coordinator Production Lab, Accounts Industry Transfer Programme, HETV Connect, Set Ready Training, HETV Link, Film Trainee Finder Inductions, and Production Direct Training.


The Production Training Company is a fledgling organisation with a strong commitment to mentorships and bespoke training. As well as delivering training courses such as Production Lab, Production Secretary Transfer Scheme and Step Up to Production Coordinator to ScreenSkills along-side, clients have included The Production Guild, Bectu Vision, NI Screen, Netflix, ITV, Baby Cow Productions & Screen Yorkshire. Wishing to emphasise on-the-job training The Production Training Company also works alongside to deliver module-based training programme Production Direct to multiple independent and studio HETV productions and a solo project: The Production Mentor Scheme.