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Business of Production & Postproduction - TFT00109M

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Lorianne Hall
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Module summary

Through both lecture sessions and masterclasses with working professionals, you will gain a detailed understanding of the business of film and television and employment in the creative industries.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2023-24

Module aims

The module aims:

  • To provide you with a realistic and up-to-date picture of working in the film and television industry, through exploring various roles and career progressions across film and television production, post-production, alternative creative industries, and creative entrepreneurship.

  • To provide you with an understanding of the business aspects of production and postproduction, and their relationship to the overall film and television industry and alternative creative industries.

  • To enhance and develop a range of personal skills to enable your employability prospects in a competitive marketplace.

  • To enhance and develop knowledge and experience in generating work, presenting your work and yourself professionally and building networks through improving self-marketing, promotion and creative self-awareness.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of roles across film and television production and postproduction with an understanding of growth areas in the industry as a whole.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve employability prospects and highlight personal talents and accomplishments to enable you to further professionalise.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to manage your own work as a freelancer in the entertainment industry and mitigate challenges in your creative working environment.

  • Demonstrate professional personal communication and marketing skills, including networking, client relationship techniques, CV/website preparation, social media presence creation and advanced search techniques for broader industry employment.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Formative work is embedded in lectures and discussions.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.

Indicative reading


Litwak, M. (2002) Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry From Negotiations Through Final Contracts, 2nd Ed. Los Angeles, CA: Silman-James.

Raugust, M. (2004) The Animation Business Handbook. New York: St. Martin s Press.

Levison, L. (2003) Filmmakers and Financing. Amsterdam and New York: Focal Press.

Clark, B. & Spohr, S. (2002) Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film: Managing the Process, 2nd Ed. Amsterdam and London: Focal Press.

Donaldson, M. (2003) Clearance and Copyright: Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know. Los Angeles, CA: Silman-James.

Wagstaff, S. & Derakhshani, D. (2004) Getting a Job in CG: Real Advice from Reel People. San Francicso, CA and London: Maya Press/Sybex.

Quinn, E. & Counihan, J. (2006) The Pitch. London: Faber and Faber. Adcock, D et al. (2004) Marketing Principles. London: Financial Times/Prentice Hall.


Skillset (UK Media related activities):


The Numbers (film business):

Broadcast (UK TV business):

Screen (UK Film business):

Hollywood Reporter (Hollywood and International):

Variety (Hollywood and International):

Internet Movie Database Pro (Hollywood and International):

Ofcom (UK TV statistics):

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.