The Movie Magic Scheduling software package is the industry standard for TV production.  Supported by Creative Skillset, this workshop offered a comprehensive introduction to the software, equipping trainees with the knowledge and skills that will put them on the pathway to roles including 1st Assistant Director and Production Manager. Delivered by an experienced Line Producer based at Pinewood Studio Wales, these TV Skills workshops are a vital part of career development.

Course content

  • Overview of EP Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Introduction to Scheduling
  • Marking-up a Script
  • Breakdown Sheets: Element Manager and Category Manager
  • Inputting Information
  • Strip Board: Sorting, Daybreaks, Titles, and Boneyard
  • Calendar Manager
  • Scheduling Procedures
  • Reporting (Day-out-of-days)
  • Exporting / Printing

Course tutor

Gareth Davies 
Gareth is an experienced feature film Line Producer / Production Manager, credits include the BIFA nominated and BAFTA Cymru award winning film ’THE PASSING’, Craig Roberts directorial debut ‘JUST JIM’, ‘PANIC BUTTON’, ’THE CHAMBER’, ‘B&B’, ‘DON’T KNOCK TWICE’, and ‘WATCHER IN THE WOODS’. He also produced ’THE SLEEPING ROOM’, the first UK online equity crowdfunded film. Gareth works with many high profile UK and international producers in drawing up budgets, and trains in Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting for a number of training providers and Universities.

When was the course?
The two day course was held on Friday 10th March and Saturday 11th March 2017.

Here’s what previous attendees had to say:

“We covered all of the main aspects of the software, I now feel very confident using MMS alone.”

“Having a small teaching group was great as it was easy to ask questions.”

“The course was really good and useful.”


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This programme was supported by Creative Skillset’s HETV Levy.