Film Production Management Part 4 of 6 – Women in Entertainment WIE

August 23, 2022 – 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6-part series on producing and production management 08/02/2022 – 09/06/2022. You will learn how to navigate the dark and deep waters of independent film and video production. This webinar series will cover producing, production management, and set management of film & video productions of any kind. This would include short, feature, and series projects. It is suitable for anyone from novice through intermediate producers. Each seminar includes a real case study and professional tips for effective production management.


Seminar 1: Navigating Development. 08/02/2022

Roles in development. How to develop and protect your project. Acquiring a property; scripts; casting & packaging, legal matters, talent reps, planning the production, breakdowns, budgets & schedules, and pitching projects. How development affects every other aspect of production. With case study.

Seminar 2: Navigating Preproduction. 08/09/2022

Managing preproduction; Fundamental choices; Tasks, forecasting, scheduling & timeline. Key team members; Legal matters & employment issues. Crewing up, casting up. Production design. Union or nonunion. Finance issues. Solving future problems. With case study.

Seminar 3: Navigating Production Part 1. 08/16/2022

Production departments; Required crew; Protecting your film; different types of productions & crews; scripted versus unscripted; stunts, effects, and CGI. Legal, business, and accounting issues. Following union rules. With case study.

Seminar 4: Navigating Production Part 2. 08/23/2022

A process on set; Managing the set. Safety, logistics and coordinating a shoot. How to handle emergencies or unforeseen issues. Principles for good production management. With case study.

Seminar 5: Navigating Post Production & Delivery. 09/06/2022

Post supervision; Editorial, VFX, sound, music; delivery timeline; delivery “requirements”; licensing, and legal matters; Publicity. With case study.

Seminar 6: Navigating Promotion, Publicity & Distribution. 08/30/2022

The current distribution environment and how it came to be. Outlook for the future of independent distribution. Types of distribution. Streaming, theatrical, sell-through, ancillary rights. Strategies to get distributed. Developing a distribution strategy for your project. With case study.

If you are located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, or the Eastern part of Ventura County, you may also receive free business development consultations. Visit

Any questions or suggestions please contact Marianna Karapetyan (WIE) Entertainment Program Manager

WIE Women In Entertainment program is funded by Wells Fargo