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Introduction to Production Management and AccountingNOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.
This one-day workshop provides a practical overview of the production management and accounting skills for film productions. Participants will learn from an industry professional how to navigate their way to becoming a Production Manager and Accountant, explore through different topics how the two departments work together and develop the core skills and knowledge required to be successful. Topics include functions and roles, unions, breaking down a sample script, researching service providers, building a shooting schedule, determining a budget, prepping initial call sheets, cash flow, cost reporting, payroll and standard production paperwork. This workshop is highly recommended for those interested in working in the film industry or for filmmakers who wish to improve their expertise in these areas.
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop. The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Producing Dramatic Film and Directing Dramatic Film workshops.
Sun 26 November 2023, 10 am - 4 pm(Registration deadline is Fri 24 November 5:00 pm)
Instructor: Jennifer Mesich
Jennifer Mesich is the owner of her production company, White Eagle Entertainment, and operates as a Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager. Some of her credits include Catch & Release, Trouble in the Garden, She Never Died, Castle In The Ground, Slash/Back and Enslaved.
A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre Producers’ Lab, she is an award winning filmmaker whose films have played at festivals such as Tribeca, Whistler, Māoriland, Newport Beach and Palm Springs.
An alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Lab, TIFF Talent Lab, Trans Atlantic Partners and Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS!, Jennifer is also a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Directors Guild of Canada.
Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Maximum Capacity: 8
6 hours of instruction $125 /member$150 /nonmember