We Have a Weekend Full of Classes/Workshops on the Way!


We have a weekend jam packed with classes and workshops that could be beneficial to furthering your film career, including the first two classes of the Producer's Series!  

September 16

First Class of the Producing Track 

Producing 101 (September 16, 2017) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Whether you’re looking to make a no/low budget feature, raise money to get your film made, or just want a solid overview of what producers do, this class is for you. We discuss production - from development to distribution. The basics of pre-production, production, and post will be explored for both the novice and the more experienced looking to gain knowledge to advance their career. This workshop will leave you with a basic understanding of the process, allowing you to build upon that knowledge as we move from development and business proposals to break downs, scheduling, and budgeting your next project.

Location: The Lovett School (4075 Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327)

Producing 101 - $65 NON-MEMBERS / $50 GPP - ATLFS MEMBERS

First Class of the Budgeting Track

Breaking Down a Script 201 (September 16, 2017) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paying someone to breakdown your script elements properly can be very expensive. Using the tagging function in Final Draft and importing it without doing the actual breakdown work keeps you from an intimate understanding of the work at hand. Plus it never captures everything your breakdown needs, doesn’t allow for finding all the mistakes in script continuity, nor seeing the holes in your story as you dig deeper into the minutia. If you want to be a good producer, assistant director, or production manager, it all starts with understanding this process.

In order to eventually schedule and properly budget your film, you need to break down each scene in your script by its elements. From actors and extras to sets and wardrobe to blood FX and lighting gags, anything and everything you will need on set must be accounted for. This class will teach you how to breakdown a script by hand. No expensive programs or laptops needed. I’ll bring the breakdown sheets, you bring the pens and paper for notes. Those with software programs are more than welcome to bring their laptops. You can work on your own script or one will be provided.

Location: The Lovett School (4075 Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327)

Breaking Down a Script 201 - $150 NON-MEMBERS / $120 GPP - ATLFS MEMBERS


We're also offering classes outside the Producer's Series that are equally valuable! 

September 17 

Intro to Film Business
9:30am - 12:30pm
Basics of the business - development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. Overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos. 

Starting a Career in the Film Business
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Entry level positions in all departments. Paths to different careers. How to transition from another industry. How and where to find work.

Resumes for Film and TV

4:30pm - 6:30pm

How to craft a film resume, whether you have experience or not. Mostly for crew, but we’ll touch on cast headshots and resumes as well.

For more information, visit Linda Burns's Instructor page