Production / Television

Production management

Budgets, funding, copyrights, health and safety and staffing are just a few of the areas a production manager must be able to look after. Develop an understanding of what the technical and creative teams need from the production process with our practical, production saving advice.

How to get the best out of minute taking

How do you ensure you cover meetings accurately and without tripping up? BBC company secretary Jane Earl gives her tips for PAs on staying on top of this very essential task.

A simple guide to minute-taking

Need to minute-take but not sure how best to approach it? Get some tips from BBC secretary Jane Earl.

Creating beauty on a budget

Making beautiful TV on a budget - three producers examine how to maintain levels of production but on less time and money.

Alternative funding

In this CoP Show podcast, Simon Smith and guests Stuart Cabb, Claire Heys and Miranda Bertram discuss alternative funding models for TV productions.

The BBC at the Fringe

Bringing BBC TV and radio together in one place - the making of the BBC's pop up Fringe venue at the Edinburgh Festival.

Broadcasting live on New Year's Eve

How do you broadcast a live event on New Year's Eve with fireworks, Gary Barlow and thousands of people? The team responsible for making it happen offer some top advice.

Staying alive

From Hackney Weekend to Glastonbury, this week's podcast guests discuss planning for health and safety at live broadcast events.

Manage your media

With the advent of tapeless formats, the concept of media managing has dramatically changed. On this CoP Show we examine how to manage your media on a tapeless production.

Tips: writing a call sheet

It’s the most important document on a production, but where do you start when making a call sheet? Dragons’ Den production coordinator Anika MacDonald gives her tips.