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Indie Film Producer Survival Guide

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  DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 6, 2017. Space Limited!

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:

 

INDIE FILM SURVIVAL GUIDE - Day 1  
Saturday OCT 14, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 Classroom  $35 Online

Lunch Meet and Greet
1pm - 2pm

Shelter Studios
Midtown, NY

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

INDIE FILM SURVIVAL GUIDE - Day 2  
Sunday OCT 15, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 Classroom  $35 Online

Lunch Meet and Greet
1pm - 2pm

Shelter Studios
Midtown, NY

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!

 DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 6, 2017. Space Limited! $50 Classroom  $35 Online

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Our Instructor

Babatunde Odesanya has been in the film and television industry for over 20 years. He have lead creative teams for productions that have aired on Bravo,  Centric and TV One. His production and distribution company African Studios produces content for Amazon, Tidal, and Fubu TV. He currently has a feature film being distributed by Liongate. Mr. Odesanya is also the founder & CEO of the Black and Latino Filmmaker's Coalition.

Testimonials

“After attending the BLFC where I received technical and  practical skills. I was able to work as a grip and best boy on TV shows on the Bravo, TV One and Centric channels . I eventually became a Stage manager running a 1,000,000 facility.”

Jonathan F.