Skillset-backed Fast Forward: the Whole Story tutors include Colin Vaines, Rebecca O’Brien.

The London Film School has launched a new Skillset-funded training programme for UK producers called Fast Forward: the Whole Story.

The modular course for twelve feature producers will run from June to December 2012.

Industry mentors will guide participants as they develop their portfolio to the point where their projects are fully researched and ready to seek development finance. The twelve participants will also have an opportunity to produce an LFS graduation film.

Confirmed industry tutors so far include: Amy Hubbard (casting director for The Hobbit); Angus Finney (author The International Film Business);  Colin Vaines (producer of Coriolanus);  Ian Hutchinson (Silver Reel Equity); Ian Neil (music supervisor for Control, Kick Ass); John Graydon (RSM Tenon Media); Keith Northrop (Film Finance & Production, Goodman Derrick LLP); Louise Lawrence (LFS Head of Archive and Library); Luke Randolph (International Film Guarantors); Meg Clark (post-production superviso for 4,3,2,1, Coriolanus); Mia Bays (creative executive, Microwave); Paul Sarony (line producer for Welcome to Sarajevo); Rebecca O’Brien (producer of The Wind That Shakes the Barley); Steve Clark-Hall (co-producer of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows).

Course director Archie Tait, LFS head of workshops, said: “Fast Forward Producing – The Whole Story is looking for the next generation of UK feature film producers. The participants will probably be already working in the industry – but it is just as likely that they will come from exhibition, distribution or marketing as from production management or script development. We want ambitious new producers from all areas of the UK, already planning the kinds of film they want to make, with a wide diversity of personal backgrounds. What they will all have in common is their love and knowledge of the movies.”

Dan Simmons, (acting) head of film at Skillset, said: “The training delivered by The London Film School, a Skillset Film Academy, will give participants a deeper understanding of the business of our industry and the solid foundation they need to help them secure future success in the film industry.”

Deadline for applications is April 23.