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PRODUCER SERIES (Producing Track): Business Proposal 103 (3 of 3)

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DATE: 12/14/19
TIME: 9:30am-1:30pm
PRICE: $250 Standard/$200 Member | All 6 Classes $1000 Standard/$800 Member
Producing Track Only (All 3 Classes $500 Standard /$400 Member)

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. 


Business Proposals are essentially business contracts with your investors, and must be treated and crafted accordingly. While they do not take the place of a contract, they outline the plan you as a filmmaker have for the production as well as the sale of your movie - the ROI, or return on investment, that your financier will expect. This class will walk you through the basic content necessary to create a proper plan for your film from team bios and your dream cast to your top sheet budget and distribution plan. We take what you’ve researched from the development process and created from the breakdown, schedule and budgeting process, to start crafting a solid business plan complete with risks and how you plan to mitigate them. This workshop will show you what is needed and how to avoid fraudulent claims and misrepresentations so commonly found in business plans.