Checking date: 18/05/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Executive production and development of film projects
Master in Film and Television (Plan: 320 - Estudio: 290)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


-To possess and understand key knowledge to be able to be original in the development and application of ideas, often within a research context. -Capacity to apply knowledge and solve problems in new environments within wider contexts (or multidisciplinary) related to the area of study. -Capacity to express knowledge, convey reasoning and reach conclusions to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear, unambiguous fashion. -Capacity to learn in order to keep studying in an autonomous fashion. -Produce, manage and organize audiovisual productions for cinema and television. -Evaluate and organize the economic management of productions. -Identify the roles and human resources relations within the context of audiovisual productions. -Define exploitation and commercialization pathways for audiovisual productions. -Identify, select and develop proposals for film and television projects. -Capacity to create viability studies, package creation and budgets. -Capacity to identify funding opportunities and solve economic and financial problems for audiovisual projects. -Create and explain audiovisual projects in pitching sessions. -Identify and classify the appropriate technical and working crews for each phase of the project: preproduction, shooting and postproduction. -Control the amortization processes of audiovisual productions. -Supervise and manage the postproduction and finalization processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. From the idea to the package: the creative project 2. The budget: the economic project 3. Finance Resources 4. The pitch 5. The creative team and the technical team 6. Phases of the project: Payment schedule 7. The postproduction (from the preproduction)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • Andrew Spicer, Anthony McKenna, Christopher Meir. Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies. Bloomsbury. 2014
  • Rotcop, Ken. The Perfect Pitch : How to Sell Yourself and Your Movie Idea to Hollywood. Michigan : Michael Wiese Productions . 2001
  • Terry Llott. Budgets and markets. A study of the budgeting of european film. Routledge. 1996

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.