Producing starts with an idea. The Introduction to Producing seminar is for individuals interested in the role of Producer and who would like to learn the fundamentals relating to the responsibilities involved in the production, distribution and exhibition of created content. Building the creative team, script development, research, finance, legal and insurance issues will also be discussed. This course is suitable for beginners with no previous experience.
JANUARY 13, 2018 SATURDAY 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
INTRODUCTION / OPEN DISCUSSION
What is the role of a Producer?
- Turning story ideas into profitable films
- Putting together a creative and talented cast and crew
- Being responsible for all aspects of a film’s production
- Characteristics of a Producer
The Film’s Story
Hiring and working with Writers
Hiring the Creative Team
Budgeting the Film
Financing the Film
Responsible for all Day-to-Day Operations
Communication and Consultation with all key personnel
Selling and Distributing
Stephanie Serra works as a producer and director in New York. She is the founder of TRISERRATOPS Productions, an independent production company dedicated to delivering content for and about children. Serra’s goal as a filmmaker and mission at TRISERRATOPS is to create films that broaden young audiences perspectives of the world. TRISERRATOPS collaborates with producers, directors, and writers, both domestically and abroad. TRISERRATOPS is currently developing a live-action series of short films for young audiences, as well as its first feature film. Serra’s film slate includes award-winning short films, CHRISTINE (2016), and STEEL (2014). TADPOLES (2017) a Norwegian co-production and Serra’s directorial debut is currently slated to premiere in the 2018 film festival circuit.