Workshop Registration

Production Management

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.​

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS, prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application at

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. After this, the instructor will admit you into the call.

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 so the instructor can admit you before the lesson begins.

part 1: Mon 22 March 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Wed 24 March 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Mon 22 March 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Melinda Ramsay

Melinda Ramsay has worked in the film and television industry long enough to remember when schedules were produced on strip boards. She has worked mostly as a Production Manager, Unit Production Manager, 2nd Assistant Director, and has also moonlit as a Special Effects technician. In whatever spare time she has, she raises alpacas and sheep.

Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember