Past Workshop Descriptions

Introduction to Production Accounting

This one-evening workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the vital part of maintaining the finances and records for film productions. Participants will learn from an industry professional how to navigate their way to becoming a production accountant and the core skills and knowledge required. Topics covered will include: understanding the production process, standard accounting practices, working with other departments, functions of the accountant, and using the most efficient and cost-effective ways to track a production. Questions are encouraged on book set-ups, accurate bookkeeping and basic reporting for new and ongoing projects.

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

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the classbeginswhich will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Past Instructor: Sara Howie
Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $60 /member$85 /nonmember

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