Producing Dramatic Film

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Hone your producing skills in this one day crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective. Topics include story editing, pitching, casting, crewing, securing locations, financing, budgets, scheduling, contracts, clearing music, deliverables, marketing and distribution. Focusing specifically on the particularities of the dramatic film, you will acquire the foundational knowledge to help guide you through a narrative-based production.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. This course is recommended as a companion to the Directing Dramatic Film and Production Management workshops.



Coral Aiken is a creative producer based in Toronto, and is an alumna of York University’s Film MFA, Berlinale Talents, Trans Atlantic Partners and TIFF studio. Her company, Aiken Heart Films, has screened work internationally with films in competition at Cannes Cinefondation, Rotterdam, and TIFF. Aiken Heart Films specializes in developing new talent in film, television and digital cinema, as well as collaborates with a new generation of filmmakers to create relevant, thought-provoking films that resonate with audiences. Aiken Heart’s most recent feature film, The People Garden, was co-produced with Scythia Films. The high profile indie won the audience award at TIFF Studio screenwriting lab and stars Dree Hemingway and Pamela Anderson. It premiered at BAFICI and was released across North America in 2016.