Production Coordinator Course

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  • This course is open for 12 weeks
  • 10 lesson series
  • Certificate of completion


About this Course

The Production Coordinator is a member of the production department and is responsible for researching and assembling all the people, equipment, and resources needed on set.

In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of the department, and the necessary skills to work on set as a production coordinator.

In order to receive certification to work in the Accounting and Logistics Department you must take the following online course:

  • Welcome to the Film Industry
  • Production Coordinator Course


After completing the online training, you will be emailed a password so you can sign up for the following hands-on training sessions:

  • Production Coordination


After completing the online and hands-on portions, you will receive your official Level One Certification.

After competing Level One, you will receive an email to be able to move onto Level Two. If you work on five professional productions and receive positive evaluations from each supervisor, you will receive Level Two Certification.

The lessons
  • Raising Money

     Learn how money is raised for motion pictures, from equity and debt financing to tax incentives
  • Tax Incentives

    Learn how to take advantage of tax incentives, the difference between rebates and credits, how to convert credits into money, what to expect during the auditing process, and how to collect your money.
  • Money Management

    Learn to manage the budget, set-up a bank account, manage the flow of money throughout the production including payroll, loan outs, kit fees, per diems, mileage, and petty cash.
  • Hiring the Crew

    Learn how to hire an experienced crew, work with above the line vs, below the line, union vs. non-union crew members, manage pay or play deals, work with independent contractors and employees, address personal conflicts on set, and ultimately assemble the most talented professionals for your project.
  • Working with Vendors

    Learn to find qualified vendors in your shooting area, manage relationships with vendors, the financial workflow from purchase orders to invoices, and tips to making sure you get the resources you need on set.
  • Unions and Guilds

    Learn how the unions function, the benefits for members, the key unions: IATSE, DGA, SAG, and WGA, the differences in hiring union and non-union crew, how productions flip, and how to shoot in a “Right-to-Work” state.
  • Working with SAG/AFTRA

    Learn how SAG functions, the ramifications of the SAG-AFTRA merger, how signatories work, how the Taft-Hartley act admits new members into SAG-AFTRA, and the benefits and drawbacks of Financial Core.  Be prepared when working with SAG-AFTRA actors on your production.
  • The Line Producer

    Learn the duties and responsibiltiies of the line producer, both on and off the set.
  • The Unit Production Manager

    Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Unit Production Manager, both on and off the screen.
  • Production Coordinator

    Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Production Coordinator both on and off the set.