Indie Film Producer Survival Guide

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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:


Part 1 

Saturday August 12, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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

Part 2

Sunday August 13, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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



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