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Production ManagementThis 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.
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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.
part 1: Mon 7 March 2022, 6 - 9 pm(Registration deadline is Mon 7 March 5:00 pm)
part 2: Wed 9 March 2022, 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Jason M. Washington
Jason Washington is a Canadian and British Film and Television Assistant Production Manager & 1st Assistant Director. Having 20 years of work experience on both the large and small screens with the US, Canadian and European industries including the projects Sort Of for CBC/HBO Max, The Handmaid’s Tale for MGM/Hulu, Star Trek Discovery for CBS/Paramount+, and Frontier for Netflix. Credits include Assistant Production Manager and Assistant Director work on projects with most major American Studios and Networks, including multiple credits with Warner Bros, CBS, NBC, Netflix, & Fox.
Jason currently sits on the Executive Board for the Director’s Guild of Canada – Ontario District Council (DGC-ODC) as the Membership and Training Chair, having previously served two terms as the Assistant Director Caucus Rep.
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember