Say hello to our new courses!

We are delighted to announce our Autumn/Winter schedule for 2020.

We know it’s been a difficult time for everyone so we have created a programme of courses to give you the tools to navigate through the current crisis and beyond. 

From managing company morale to landing that crucial deal through Zoom, we have created these courses with you in mind. 

Due to the ongoing challenges faced by the industry, we are delivering these courses completely free of charge to the user. This would not be possible without the continuous support of our funders: Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions and Channel 4. 

Say hello to TRC Shorts, Navigating the New Normal and the return of our highly anticipated SuperSizer course.

TRC Shorts

TRC Shorts is a series of online interactive training sessions. The first set of TRC Shorts will focus on Business Affairs.

Our trainer for this series is Gwenda Carnie, an experienced lawyer who spent ten years at BBC Wales as Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager. Most recently, Gwenda was legal counsel and commercial advisor for the Flame Media Group, and now runs her own training and business affairs advisory consultancy.

We are delighted announce the following TRC Shorts: COVID Checklist, Doing the Deal (All About Contracts), Negotiation Skills, Copyright and Rights Clearance in the TV industry, Production Agreements, A Walkaround Co-Pro Agreements, A Walkaround TV Distribution Agreements and Scripted Development. 

To find out more and sign-up to be the first to know when applications open for each session, visit TRC Shorts.

Navigating the New Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on all businesses and television indies are no exception. How do you maintain focus, direction, creative output, and team morale in such uncertain times?

Aware of the sheer scale and size of the challenge facing creative business owners and senior level leaders, we have created this course with you in mind. It also provides an invaluable opportunity to connect with other business leaders facing the same or similar issues as you.

Our trainers have extensive experience both in business and training business leaders.

Megan Anderson is a specialist in team leadership who has worked with cross-industrial sector clients in more than 20 countries over 15 years, helping them with the challenges of leading cross-cultural and virtual teams.

John Letham was Founder and Managing Director of film distribution business Park Circus. As a trainer John has worked with hundreds of individual clients and successfully supported industry programmes for organisations such as BAFTA, Film Distributors Association and Inside Pictures.

Who should apply: Managing Directors, Business Owners and Senior Management Executives responsible for setting strategic company objectives.

Format: 8 x 2hr training modules, over 8 weeks

Term Dates: October – December 2020

Applications are now closed


We’re excited to announce the return of our popular SuperSizer programme as a blended offering of online training and face-to-face broadcaster meetings in London early in 2021, Covid-19 permitting.

SuperSizer is for ambitious Development Executives based in the Nations and Regions who want to win big, high value commissions. For the first time, we are opening the programme up to freelance Development Executives.

A fantastic opportunity to hone your skills, knowledge and contacts as well as broaden your professional network.

Who should apply: Development Executives working for independent production companies in the Nations and Regions on a freelance or in-house basis.

Format: 2-3hr weekly sessions 

Term Dates: September 2020 – March 2021

Applications are now closed


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