This eight-week course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of creative producing for independent fiction films, from development to financing to budgeting and more. Participants should come prepared with a project that they plan to produce. Sessions will include presentations/discussions, interactive exercises, a case study with a renowned producer from the Sundance network, and a one-on-one mentoring session for each participant.
Topics covered will include:
- Sourcing projects and developing a script
- Finding and assembling your creative team
- Creating pitch materials
- Developing a timeline and production plan
- Building a budget
- Options for financing
- Audience outreach
Applications are now closed. The course will run on Wednesdays 5/1-6/19 from 10 AM - 12 PM PST. Class sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.