Applications still open for senior leadership one-to-one surgeries in October

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ScreenSkillsScreenSkills is running a series of leadership one-to-one surgeries throughout October, as part of its ‘Step Up’ strand, offering training to skill up or move to a new role in unscripted TV. 


The bespoke, one-to-one sessions will be tailored around the individual’s specific needs, addressing all or any of the many challenges of running a successful TV business with the help of an experienced TV boss who has been there and done it.


The sessions are aimed at anyone in a senior unscripted TV leadership role from executive producer or production executive producer upwards to creative directors and managing directors, where these roles keep demanding a whole new range of skills, knowledge and responsibilities.


The majority of the USF online short course offering is for those at early career stage and above. As a result, ScreenSkills generally requires applicants to have at least three credits (unless working in a traditionally uncredited role). If you strongly feel you would still benefit from the training, please email so they can assess if an exception should be made.


Some of the typical areas likely to be covered include: 

• managing production teams across multiple series

• creating and sustaining your own culture

• how to manage delicate commissioner relationships from pitching to delivery

• how to manage development priorities and resources; hiring and firing

• how to create a future growth strategy including potential investment or sale

• dealing successfully with compliance, HR and PR crises when the buck stops with you

• how to manage bosses and company owners

• how to create and sustain returning series

• understanding finances


The sessions will take place online via Zoom with deadlines beginning from 26 September onwards, according to which session you want to attend. 

Click here for more on how to apply. 



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