Indie Film Producer Survival Guide


This must take three hour intensive, is essential for every new producer/director in the process of creating indie features, shorts and web series. The set of step by step instructions learned here will guide you away for many of the pitfalls common in most indie productions. This workshop will jump start your production's transformation into a well oiled machine and set you on a path of success in festivals and distribution:


Saturday JAN 13, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Meet and Greet

1pm - 2pm


Students will learn: 

  • Roles and responsibilities of producer
  • Step by Step Production process
  • What to expect from actors, writers & directors
  • Legal & Business basics;
  • Where to get cast, crew & equipment

 Classroom exercises: 

  • Creating script breakdown
  • Creating outline for Treatment
  • Practicing 30 secs Investor Pitch

Sunday JAN 15, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Meet and Greet
1pm - 2pm


Students will learn: 

  • How to fund film & TV projects
  • Essential contracts and business structures
  • Rules of distribution deals and film festivals
  • How to create pitch decks and term sheets 

Classroom exercises:

  • Creating sample budget
  • Creating sample business plan
  • Practicing pitch meeting

 Lunch Time Meet and Greet
Eat, Drink and Network! We have a lot of successful alumni and I invited some who recently released their films and TV shows in Theaters, Film Festivals,  Netflix and Amazon to come and have lunch with you. We will also have a few industry executive and content buyers in the room, so have those pitches ready.  Free to all Writer and Producer students. 

Online with Live Video Feed
Take the online version of our New Screenplay Writer workshop. We will send a link to the live video and the tweeter feed so you have you question and comments answered in real time. You will also get a link to download slide presentation and handouts.  This workshop is most fun when shared by others, so we encourage you to invite a couple of friends over split the costs and BYOB!


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Advisory Board

Babatunde Odesanya -Founder
African Studios 

Stella Maglorie
The Photog 

Honorable Roger Greene
DuBois-Bunche Center for Public Policy

Francesca Grimaldi
Plaza 7 Talent Agency

Sharon Parker Fraiser
Plaza 7 Talent Agency

Marty Majeske
Act Now Foundation 

Jonathan Fernandez
Natural Born Citizens Films 

Taquan Pugh
Pugh Productions 

Nicole Lester
Empyrean Pr

Nate Turner
Mind Grind Entertainment