March 11 - May 3
Film Producing: Core Elements (Mar. 2020)
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Summer Shelton

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Learn the hands-on tools of creative producing for independent fiction films – from development to financing to budgeting and more – with an accomplished producer as your guide. Participants should come prepared with a project that they plan to produce. This eight-week live online course will cover pitching and development, financing, scheduling, and festival strategy and distribution. Sessions include presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, March 11 - May 3
  • SCHEDULE: Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm PT
    • Wednesday, March 18, 10am - 1pm PT - Extended second session
    • Wednesday, April 22, 10am - 1pm PT - Extended last session
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between April 27 - May 3 

Instructor
Summer Shelton was the recipient of the 2018 Independent Spirit Piaget Producer’s Award. She produced "Maine" which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and "Keep the Change," the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative Feature. She was Executive Producer of "People Places Things" which premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Her other films include: "People Places Things, "Little Accidents," "Goodbye to All That" and "Adult World." more...
Advisor
Kelly Williams has produced numerous films which have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including LIGHT FROM LIGHT, directed by Paul Harrill and starring Jim Gaffigan. Past Sundance premiere’s include the 2019 Independent Spirit Award Winning SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, directed by Boots Riley and distributed by Annapurna, and THE LONG DUMB ROAD, directed by Hannah Fidell and distributed by Universal, PIT STOP, which was nominated for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards’ John Cassavetes Award, HELLION, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis distributed by IFC Films, the documentary BEAVER TRILOGY PART IV narrated by Bill Hader, and the short films HELLION, THE SEND-OFF, BLACK METAL, and DON’T BE A HERO. more...

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