416.588.6444 | 1137 Dupont Street Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3 Canada | MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-6PM
This two-part workshop provides a practical overview of important production management skills, application budgeting, tools of planning and organization in addition to teaching how to work with the assistant director to avoid surprises and prevent disasters on set. Participants become virtual production managers as they break down a script, research service providers, build a shooting schedule, determine a budget and prepare initial call-sheets. This workshop is highly recommended for those interested in working in the film industry or for filmmakers who wish to improve their expertise on set. Participants are encouraged to bring a project they are working on as production manager or producer to troubleshoot.
The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. This course is recommended as a companion to the Producing Dramatic Film and Directing Dramatic Film workshops.
Melinda Ramsay has worked in the film and television industry long enough to remember when schedules were produced on strip boards. She has worked primarily as a Production Manager, Unit Production Manager, 2nd Assistant Director, and has also moonlit as a Special Effects technician. She has been working on the television series Mayday as a Unit Production Manager for six seasons now. In whatever spare time she has, she raises alpacas and sheep.