Faculty of Arts


Production Management


This is an introduction to film and media producing, focused on short fiction. Designed as a lecture and discussion workshop, students will engage in conversations on topics relevant to production and complete a series of basic assignments. Our class sessions will be spent in demonstrations, lectures, discussions, exercises and screening films.

Course objectives

  • To introduce students to the variety of roles required of a producer and the importance of production aspects to a creative filmmaker
  • To introduce students to scheduling principles and Movie Magic software
  • To familiarise students with the key processes of pre-production, production and post-production and how they relate to the overall budget
  • To familiarise students with basic film contracts and rights
  • To ensure students have up to date safety information, knowledge of safety reporting and have completed a first-aid certificate
  • To expose students to the basic industry composition and funding opportunities
  • To introduce students to writing proposals for short film funding in NZ
  • To introduce students to some relevant case studies and different approaches to producing short films

Class limits for 2019

Enrolment is limited to 18 students, based on eligibility for admission to the PG programme in Screen Production and the qualitative evaluation of the portfolio submitted.

Availability 2019

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Jake Mahaffy



SCREEN 702: 15.0 points



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