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Creative Skillset’s Series Producer Programme

The Series Producer Programme backed by industry and broadcasters – funded by the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 through the Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund.
Recent research has highlighted the stifling shortage of Series Producers right across the country. Creative Skillset aims to help solve this serious skills gap. Finding the next generation of brilliant and diverse SPs will help the industry win new business and find the hit formats which will travel the world. Making the step up from Producer to Series Producer is the biggest leap – this programme will give you the knowledge, skills, and network to make that move with confidence. This programme will develop creative showrunners who will become the cornerstones of UK TV and maintain our reputation as the world’s best producers.

This unique and prestigious year-long programme will offer participants:
• unrivalled training delivered by industry experts (approx. 12 – 14 days)
• placements at broadcasters
• mentoring by commissioners
• continuous 1-2-1 support and career advice
• money-can’t-buy networking
It is open to new or aspiring SPs who are experienced producers with a minimum of three years’ experience at Producer/Director level in factual, features, specialist factual, factual entertainment and entertainment.

The scheme is open for applications from November 27 to January 5, 2016.

Apply at

Find out more detail including FAQs at We will also be holding open days to meet potential delegates and answer any questions.

There is a heavily subsidised fee of £650 per delegate. Companies may sponsor a delegate.

The programme will develop delegates’ skills in:
• developing and producing hit innovative new cross-platform content
• storytelling and scripting
• building on people skills and increasing awareness of personal style and impact
• engaging with new audiences, new technologies and new platforms
• understanding and exploiting international opportunities; distribution and funding
• promoting diversity in programme making and building diverse teams
• setting a vision and leading creative teams with confidence to deliver that vision
• maximising social media and digital to promote your brand
The programme will build delegates’ networks, particularly at channel level.

Delegates will be selected in January and the Programme will commence in February. Applications are encouraged from under-represented groups particularly those from BAME (Black, Asian or minority Ethnic) backgrounds or those with a disability and from delegates right across the UK.

To make an application:
For more information or to register your interest:

Programme Manager: Donna Taberer (

Creative Skillset Series Producer Programme FAQ