Past Workshop Descriptions

Production Management

NOTE: It is recommended that participants wear a mask for all in-person workshops.

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 workshop is recommended as a companion to the Producing Dramatic Film, Introduction to Production Accounting, Script Supervision 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 class begins which 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 Instructors: Lori Fischburg, Melinda Ramsay, Jason M. Washington & Moe Rai
Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember

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