A 6-part series on producing and production management 01/04/2022 – 02/08/2022. 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. 01/04/22
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, pitching projects. How development affects every other aspect of production. With case study.
Seminar 2: Navigating Preproduction. 01/11/22
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. 01/18/22
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. 01/25/22
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. 02/01/22
Post supervision; Editorial, VFX, sound, music; delivery timeline; delivery “requirements”; licensing, and legal matters; Publicity. With case study.
Seminar 6: Navigating Promotion, Publicity & Distribution. 02/08/22
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.
This class is being sponsored by the SBA and conducted by the NEW Women’s Business Center in Los Angeles. You will need to complete the brief SBA registration to attend the free webinar.
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 www.new-wbc.org.
Any questions or suggestions please contact Marianna Karapetyan (WIE) Entertainment Program Manager Mkarapetyan@neworg.usc