July 9 - August 30
Film Producing: Core Elements (Jul. 2020)
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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, July 9 - August 30
  • SCHEDULE: Thursdays, 10AM - 12PM PT
    • Extended first class session: Thursday, July 9, 10AM - 1PM PT
    • Extended last class session: Thursday, August 20, 10AM - 1PM PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between August 24 - August 30
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, June 18, 2020


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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...

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