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Film Producing School

Chances are many of you know a film producer but don’t know what he or she actually does. The reason for this is film producers wear many hats while working behind the scenes, making what they do sometimes hard to discern. But make no mistake: without producers, films, television shows, and documentaries don’t happen.

Under the banner of film producer or “movie producer” are many sub-genres: Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Co-Producer and Line Producer, to name a few. While one of their many of their duties is to secure financing for a film, producers can also play a vital role in the creative aspects as well.

Film Producers hire actors, directors, editors, screenwriters and even other producers, and can also develop scripts. Some producers are also directors and actors. If you’re looking for complete and total autonomy, your best bet is to become the producer, director, and writer of your own project, just like Spike Lee, M. Night Shyamalan, Eli Roth, Lisa Cholodenko and Kevin Costner, to name only a few.

Please review what you will learn by taking our one-on-one course from our Film Producing School. Bear in mind, you will learn at a pace of one lesson per week. These lessons are intense and comprehensive, and upon completion of all 20, you will know things like:

  • How to work with call times and wrap times
  • How to develop a film project
  • Developing scripted material
  • How to pick the right location
  • How to schedule a film shoot
  • Cinematic leadership
  • Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production
  • How to manage a film set
  • How to work with Production Managers, Production Designers, Production Coordinators
  • Permitting and insurance (liability insurance, workman’s comp)
  • Errors and omissions
  • Completion bonds
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Film festivals
  • Foreign sales
  • Contracts, budgeting, and union scale
  • Financing techniques

…and much, much more.

This is your curriculum:

Lesson 1
Intro to Genre
Lesson 2
History of Film
Lesson 3
Developing a Pitch
Lesson 4
The Script
Lesson 5
The AD
Lesson 6
Act One
Lesson 7
Sound
Lesson 8
The Script Pt 2
Lesson 9
The Camera Crew
Lesson 10
Act Two
Lesson 11
Line Producing
Lesson 12
The Finish Line
Lesson 13
Storyboarding
Lesson 14
Breaking Down Your Script
Lesson 15
Directing One – Pre-Production

Lesson 16
Directing Two – Casting
Lesson 17
Directing Three – The Shoot
Lesson 18
Editing
Lesson 19
Making Sizzle Reels
Lesson 20
WELCOME TO L.A.
Lesson 21
Epilogue – Raising Cash

 
Coursework is delivered via distance education and completed at a location determined by the student. Apprenticeship (Externship) locations can be up to 60 miles away from the student’s address. The apprenticeship (externship) mentor will work with each student on structuring a specific schedule, the student agrees that he/she will be available to meet with the mentor for a minimum of two sessions per week.”

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