July 9 - August 30
Film Producing: Core Elements (Jul. 2020)
Registration is now closed for this session.
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, 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


The application period for the course has ended. Watch the Sundance Co//ab newsletter for updates on future course offerings.

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
Straddling the studio and indie worlds, Simone has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers. Clients have included Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and the Sundance Film Institute. more...
Advisor
Mel Jones is a multi-talented producer, director, and writer. The Howard University alum holds a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film and later earned her Master of Fine Arts in Producing at the American Film Institute. Mel worked for Stephanie Allain’s Homegrown Pictures for 8 years and rose through the ranks serving as the President of Production for 5 years. more...

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