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Workshop: Production Basics of Indie Filmmaking

  • The Lovett School - Fuqua Center's Blackbox 4075 Paces Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)

The Atlanta Film Festival, in association with Georgia Production Partnership, is proud to present this workshop: The Production Basics of Indie Filmmaking with Producer Linda Burns, hosted by The Lovett School.


Location: The Lovett School - Fuqua Center Blackbox Theater
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Price: $150 General Admission  |  $120 ATLFF/GPP Member Admission

Member Discount: ATLFF Members should use the email address associated with their membership as their code to access discounted registration. GPP members must email Linda directly for their code.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: All workshop sales are final upon purchase. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be granted. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact and we'll be happy to review your case.
Location/Directions Information: The campus is best accessed from the front gate (4075 Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta GA, 30327). Once on campus, drive down the hill and park as close as possible to the building directly at the bottom. Cross a small footbridge over the pond and enter the Fuqua Center through the glass doors. The workshop will be hend within the center's Blackbox Theatre. Signage will be provided. 


Whether you’re stepping up and producing your first film, production managing or ADing an indie, or looking to step up your game on the next one, this class is for you. From pre-production to post, this class walks you through the basics of production on an indie film.

Topics include but are not limited to: What should be completed before pre-production? What’s the first step of pre-production? What paperwork and contracts are necessary? What is a breakdown and schedule? How do I properly budget? How does product placement work? When should I consider a union contract? How do I find good cast and crew? Is insurance necessary? What kinds do I need? How do I keep the set safe? What’s involved with shooting on location? What are the priorities of production? How do I keep things moving on time and on budget? How do I track tax incentive spends? What are the daily priorities? What does post production entail?

Art is again subjective, and there are never any guarantees, but by doing your homework and mitigating your risks before production begins, you can increase your chances of a successful production, especially if you handled your business properly before you ever started.

This Production Basics of Indie Filmmaking workshop is part of the Atlanta Film Festival's year-round slate of programming curated and presented to our Atlanta audience in service of our mission: to lead the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. 

Instructor: Linda Burns


Interested in registering for this class at a discount? Become a member of the Atlanta Film Society today and, in addition to your member discount on this class, you'll also receive year-round benefits such as: invitations to advanced screenings, free tickets to special ATLFS screenings at The Plaza Theatre, a 20% discount on year-round screenings, events, and workshops, and much more! 

Plus, every membership comes with access to the annual 10-day Atlanta Film Festival—being held in the spring of 2016!

For more details regarding our membership and festival badge/card options, with a full list of year-round membership benefits, please click here. If you purchase a membership to receive a discount to this class, please email to receive your discount code.

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