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Master Class: Film Producing - An Entrepreneurial Approach
Registration is open until March 21, 2026

Mandalay Pictures Producer Jason Michael Berman will lead a three-hour, live, online master class focused on the practical aspects of independent film producing and why it is important to be entrepreneurial in your approach within the changing landscape of the entertainment industry. Whether you strive to be a content creator, producer, writer, director, or an executive, this class will help you identify how and why you should be creating your own projects.


Topics presented will include:

  • Picking the right project
  • Working with independent producers and creative investors
  • Understanding the legal and business components of content creation
  • Navigating the current entertainment marketplace

The Master Class took place in our virtual classroom on Thursday, March 21 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM PST.

Jason Michael Berman is the Executive Vice President of Mandalay Pictures, where he is responsible for producing Mandalay's slate of films. Berman has produced feature films that have debuted at premiere film festivals around the globe including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Berlinale, and Edinburgh.

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