This fall, we're offering two different series of three classes each for producers, independent filmmakers, and content creators - The Producing Track and The Budgeting Track.
Interested in understanding the job of a Producer? Looking to raise funds for a project or manage yours effectively and efficiently? Producing, production managing, or working as a 1st AD on an indie short, feature, or series?
These two series of workshops will cover the basics - what does a producer do, crew positions, definitions, responsibilities, and hierarchy, what is development, what it entails, and why it’s the most important part of the process, how to breakdown, schedule, and budget your movie, what should be included in a business proposal and why. We’ll discuss the basics from concept to completion to give you a leg up on your next project. If you don’t have a current project to workshop in the Budgeting Track, one will be provided.
It is highly recommended that you take all three classes in each series, and taking both series will greatly expand your knowledge of the business of production. Each class lays the foundation for the next.
For example, you can’t schedule your movie without a breakdown and you can’t budget your movie without a schedule. And if you don’t understand the role of a producer and the development process, it’s highly unlikely that you will craft a business proposal with the elements needed to raise the funds for your project or ultimately get distribution that is favorable to investor ROI.
THE PRODUCER SERIES (PRODUCING TRACK – Class 1 of 3)
LOCATION: The Lovett School, Black Box
PRICE: TAKE ALL 3 FOR $300 NON-MEMBERS / $220 GPP - ATLFS MEMBERS
Producing 101 - $100 NON-MEMBERS / $80 GPP - ATLFS MEMBERS
This 3 hour workshop is the foundation for both series, although less important if you just want to learn how to breakdown and schedule, and/or budget a film as an assistant director or production manager.
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.
ARE YOU A DEKALB COUNTY RESIDENT?
The new DeKalb County Film, Music, & Digital Entertainment Commission is sponsoring both The Producing Track and The Budgeting Tract for 10 DeKalb County residents. For more information, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. These slots are first come, first served and you must provide proof of residency.
Check out Linda Burn's Instructor Bio here!