I have recently finished a course in directing (having previously worked in other professional theatre roles) and am trying to get started as a director, and I'm just finding it really hard to find information on how to do this. Basically, I am looking to produce my own show, and am finding it hard to get information on how to go about getting funding, how to work out budgets for your show, how to approach theatres / producers and so on. It is bizarre that there just doesn't seem to be a standard "idiots guide to producing" book anywhere.
Any ideas? Helpful websites / people / courses / books etc? Any suggestions gratefully received.
P.S. I'm in London.