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Particulars of normal

Typical roles: Manufacturing Accountant, Manufacturing Supervisor, Stage Supervisor, Line Producer, Publish Manufacturing Supervisor, Publish Producer, Bookings Supervisor

OCCUPATION: Inventive industries manufacturing administration

A manufacturing supervisor is the one who takes accountability for all of the organisational facets of manufacturing schedule and/or funds. A manufacturing supervisor can work throughout all genres in movie, tv, commercials, VFX, post-production, animation and dwell efficiency artwork manufacturing. They could be work in a manufacturing workplace, on set/stage, in a studio or on location within the UK or internationally. A manufacturing supervisor could also be employed by tv or movie manufacturing corporations, VFX or post-production amenities, or theatres and efficiency venues. The manufacturing supervisor position varies in response to the a part of the manufacturing course of that they work, and which space or style they select to specialize in. The manufacturing supervisor’s position in manufacturing is to help the realisation of the inventive crew’s imaginative and prescient; the producer, the director, author, set designer, costume supervisor, theatre technicians, sound recordist, VFX supervisor, animation supervisor and/or digital camera crew. The manufacturing supervisor has accountability for the practicalities of operating a manufacturing; together with the preparation of manufacturing schedules or script breakdowns, to make sure that sufficient time is allotted for all facets of the manufacturing course of, and to handle the productions assets together with personnel. In put up manufacturing and VFX, they supply the hyperlink between manufacturing firm and the provider to ship folks and assets to finish the challenge. In the event that they specialize in Manufacturing Accounting, they are going to be liable for the monetary administration of a manufacturing. Manufacturing managers should be delicate to the inventive course of, have negotiation abilities, and to have the ability to establish and provide options to issues as they happen. This position could contain out of hours or irregular working or journey.

This can be a core and choices apprenticeship Commonplace; all learners will undertake the core component of the apprenticeship after which they are going to select to specialize in one in every of 4 key inventive manufacturing areas that are listed under:

  • Choice 1  Manufacturing Accounting – The Manufacturing Supervisor working in Manufacturing Accounting is a part of a crew of Manufacturing Accountants and Assistant Manufacturing Accountants who, though being a part of the broader finance group, are embedded inside manufacturing departments working intently with the Manufacturing Administration groups. They’re liable for managing the monetary management of a slate of productions and/or offering monetary help on a extra devoted foundation to a extra advanced manufacturing.
  • Choice 2 Movie, TV and Brief Kind Manufacturing – Overseeing all operational and logistical parts of the manufacturing, the Manufacturing Supervisor working in Movie or TV or Brief Kind productions, leads the manufacturing crew and in some circumstances could handle Junior Manufacturing Managers and  Manufacturing Co-ordinators. They plan out the manufacturing workflow course of from pre-production to supply of the ultimate content material which might be a movie, tv programme or business.
  • Choice 3 Choice 3 VFX, Publish-Manufacturing and Animation – The Publish Manufacturing Supervisor works intently with the Producer and Supervisors on a challenge to create, implement and run the schedule, monitoring and managing the workflow by means of departments and making certain that the challenge meets each inner and exterior deadlines. The Manufacturing Supervisor leads or schedules the manufacturing crew on a day-to-day foundation and should handle junior line producers, bookings assistants and manufacturing co-ordinators. In some amenities the Manufacturing Supervisor could tackle budgetary and shopper dealing with tasks.
  • Choice 4 Dwell Efficiency Artwork Manufacturing – The Manufacturing Supervisor working in Dwell Efficiency Artwork Manufacturing helps the Technical Director to make sure the best use of assets and methods to grasp all of the technical parts of designs for productions, inside the agreed funds, time and technical parameters. This may occasionally embody Dwell Efficiency Artwork Productions held in theatres, nationwide and worldwide touring venues and non-traditional venues.


This apprenticeship is ready at Stage 7.

Entry Necessities

There are not any set entry necessities for this apprenticeship, though usually, this position is more likely to be taken up by somebody who already has earlier expertise of technical theatre, manufacturing co-ordination or manufacturing accounting.


Apprentices with out English and Arithmetic at stage 2 should obtain stage 2 previous to taking their Finish Level Evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3, and British Signal Language {qualifications} are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for these whom that is their major language.   Apprentices with out stage 2 English and Maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the end-point evaluation.


The apprenticeship will usually take 18-24 months to finish.

Evaluate date

After 3 years.


A Manufacturing supervisor is aware of and understands:

  • Learn how to analyse and interpret a inventive transient/concept right into a manufacturing schedule and funds
  • Organisational imaginative and prescient tradition and values, the influence on repute and model
  • Organisational constructions and the hierarchy of a manufacturing crew, manufacturing departments and the reporting traces inside the group
  • Organisational/crew dynamics and how one can construct engagement, motivation and develop excessive efficiency, agile and collaborative cultures
  • Learn how to handle battle inside a manufacturing atmosphere
  • The authorized, moral and environmental insurance policies and practices relevant to manufacturing administration resourcing, together with recruitment and folks administration and sustainability comparable to carbon calculators
  • The authorized and regulatory necessities which apply to content material manufacturing comparable to copyright, mental property rights, safeguarding
  • Monetary governance and authorized necessities, and manufacturing procurement methods
  • The significance and authorized necessities of, manufacturing insurance coverage insurance policies and completion financing
  • The methods by which a posh organisational challenge could also be analysed

A Manufacturing supervisor is ready to:

  • Decide the resourcing necessities for a manufacturing and apply the proper procedures and processes to obtain and contract the assets (comparable to workers, Logistics, gear, catering)
  • Handle inside the manufacturing crew and appearing as first level of contact, liaiseg with the inventive crew as required; delegate duties, set targets and accountabilities, present clear steerage and monitor progress on productions
  • Work collaboratively to construct rapport and belief with the manufacturing crew to make sure the manufacturing is on schedule and on funds
  • Set up and handle advanced relationships with a number of colleagues, clients, suppliers {and professional} networks
  • Present efficient monetary management and administration of budgets on productions, offering common value studies, well timed and skilled recommendation on budgetary management together with potential overspends to the broader manufacturing administration crew
  • Successfully handle the daily operating of the manufacturing schedule; placing measures in place for potential points and permitting for contingencies
  • Guarantee Well being and Security laws and organisational tips are adhered to on productions comparable to documented danger assessments, security and safety insurance policies
  • Guarantee manufacturing deadlines are met in step with manufacturing necessities comparable to supply schedules, and business requirements
  • Successfully current and talk advanced data each verbally and in writing to diverse audiences; capable of apply influencing and persuading abilities to non-public interactions
  • Keep a excessive diploma of accuracy and a spotlight to element in step with regulatory necessities for productions
  • Proactively develop and keep personal skilled competence and handle personal persevering with skilled improvement (CPD)
  • Function inside and cling to agreed organisational insurance policies, requirements and procedures
  • Present progress studies to senior administration relating to the manufacturing, flagging any points as and once they come up and presenting potential options
  • Analyse and consider the important thing points and processes referring to the administration of inventive initiatives to make sure steady enchancment

Choice 1 Manufacturing Accounting

A Manufacturing Accountant in Manufacturing is aware of and understands:

  • The ideas of accounting and bookkeeping together with double entry bookkeeping
  • The core parts of non-public and enterprise taxation and accounting ideas, together with utility of VAT, Payroll Taxes and UK Tax Aid for Movie and TV 
  • The authorized necessities when working in several international locations, when to work with native specialists and how one can handle foreign currency echange
  • Learn how to precisely estimate the seemingly upcoming spend and the implications of modifications to the funds, schedule and money stream, and the impact on the estimated whole value of manufacturing
  • The position of manufacturing finance inside a media organisation and the monetary conventions in manufacturing; how one can analyse value drivers and the explanations for correct value management and forecasting
  • The significance of editorial and scheduling choices and the influence of those on a monetary planning and cashflow

A Manufacturing Accountant in Manufacturing is ready to:

  • Be certain that the correct provision of accruals and commitments are made all through the manufacturing lifecycle to help efficient value administration of productions
  • Handle UK and overseas movie and TV tax incentives and reliefs successfully
  • Handle expectations, balancing inventive aspirations with monetary and useful resource constraints; capable of present costings primarily based on varied situations after analysing a script
  • Make sure the finance crew precisely document and course of the monetary transactions and information on the acceptable stage utilizing the manufacturing’s commonplace instruments and processes
  • Finalise all monetary information referring to the manufacturing and totally put together for an unbiased audit; is ready to analyse and proper any accounting errors and full all required reconciliations
  • Set up and keep an audit path for all work undertaken, liaising with auditors as required

Choice 2 Movie, Tv and Brief Kind Manufacturing

A Manufacturing Supervisor in Movie, TV or Brief Kind Manufacturing is aware of and understands:

  • The top-to-end manufacturing workflow from pre-production by means of to distribution, and the way the phases of manufacturing and departments work together
  • The important thing points and challenges referring to multiplatform and/or media asset administration in manufacturing administration
  • The ideas of acquisition, studio manufacturing, exterior broadcasting, enhancing, processing and visible particular results
  • The put up manufacturing course of for delivering to quite a lot of broadcasters, utilizing manufacturing and put up manufacturing strategies comparable to dwell motion, clip primarily based and animation
  • The weather of channel/model id and the way they’re utilized
  • Worldwide manufacturing necessities comparable to language versioning and supply commonplace conversions

A Manufacturing Supervisor in Movie, TV or Brief Kind Manufacturing is ready to:

  • Plan the manufacturing workflow and agree the timelines and tasks with every division
  • Plan content material for a multiplatform challenge together with worldwide deliveries
  • Be certain that all content material is cleared for the related rights required comparable to music and archive materials
  • Consider and monitor the important thing points and dangers referring to compliance, supply requirements, rights, finance, budgeting and editorial coverage
  • Determine, plan and supply manufacturing and put up manufacturing assets comparable to enhancing, sound and visible results in a cheap and time-effective method relative to the character of the challenge
  • Make sure the content material produced meets business technical necessities and manufacturing supply requirements comparable to format and high quality

Choice 3 VFX, Publish-Manufacturing or Animation choice

A Manufacturing Supervisor in VFX, Publish-Manufacturing or Animation is aware of and understands:

  • Learn how to produce, keep and troubleshoot a challenge plan that delivers shopper targets while setting inner targets
  • The workflow of each live-action and CG primarily based initiatives and the capabilities of related departments inside that workflow and how one can greatest deploy that workflow for the wants of a selected challenge
  • Learn how to make the most of, create and develop challenge administration instruments, databases and software program comparable to Shotgun, Filemaker, MS Challenge, Excel or scheduling methods and so forth.
  • The specialist expertise and software program used for put up manufacturing workflows
  • Approaches to vendor, shopper and inner colleague (together with world websites) relationship administration together with negotiating, influencing and efficient networking

A Manufacturing Supervisor in VFX, Publish-Manufacturing or Animation Manufacturing is ready to:

  • Make knowledgeable and challenge crucial choices on useful resource allocations referring to put up manufacturing
  • Handle the manufacturing coordinator(s) and be certain that the logistics of the challenge are effectively organised
  • Talk successfully with the technical crew sharing data relating to any faults, ‘work arounds’ or upgrades
  • Liaise with Technical Assist and help within the decision of any points which come up inside the technical areas to make sure that a excessive service stage is maintained always
  • Actualise work orders to trace accomplished work and put together value studies or invoices
  • Make sure the content material produced meets business technical necessities and put up manufacturing supply requirements comparable to format and high quality

Choice 4 Dwell Efficiency Artwork

A Manufacturing Supervisor in Dwell Efficiency Artwork Manufacturing is aware of and understands:

  • Totally different types of dwell efficiency artwork and the person challenges they pose, together with performs, musicals, dance, opera and site-specific efficiency
  • The theatre manufacturing course of from inception to staging together with mannequin displaying, costings and rehearsal planning, by means of to technical rehearsals and previews
  • The technical roles and departments inside the business comparable to Lighting, Sound, Video, and Stage Administration
  • The gear and methods used inside these roles and departments
  • The development strategies used to construct surroundings and the suitability of supplies that can be utilized
  • Learn how to perform technical surveys of venues to make sure these are appropriate for the manufacturing

A Manufacturing Supervisor in Dwell Efficiency Artwork Manufacturing is ready to:

  • Analyse and interpret scale fashions and technical drawings, together with a capability to attract primary technical drawings each by hand and in CAD programmes
  • Apply particular Well being & Security laws together with Building (Design and Administration) laws (CDM) and the native authority necessities to safe the licencing of productions
  • Produce and distribute technical design data to departments and contractors
  • Liaise with departments and specialist contractors relating to designs
  • Handle the supply of bodily facets of the manufacturing, from design by means of match as much as press night time
  • Handle touring productions together with making ready seating and technical briefs and liaising with venue technical departments

Behaviours all choices


  • Integrity, honesty and reliability – Maintains skilled conduct in order to boost the credibility and repute of inventive industries manufacturing administration. Uphold ethics and keep respect when coping with others.
  • Adaptability and adaptability – Adapts positively to altering work priorities and patterns, making certain key manufacturing deadlines proceed to be met.
  • Resilience and proactivity – Shows tenacity and proactivity in the way in which they go about their position, dealing positively with setbacks once they happen on a manufacturing.


  • Inventive considering – Conceptualises inventive concepts and the inventive imaginative and prescient for the manufacturing. Analyses issues, and makes use of initiative and innovation to supply inventive options and alternatives for the manufacturing.

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