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Producing an Independent Film

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Oct 03 - Nov 21
2.00 CEUs,
8 Sessions

Salvatore Oppedisano Director, associate producer, Liberty Studios

This course will demystify the complex challenges of budgeting and scheduling an independent film and is ideal for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of the filmmaking process of producing. We will explore the creative skill and business acumen necessary to be a successful independent filmmaker by deconstructing the eight pillars of film production: acquisition, development, packaging, production financing, preproduction, principal photography, post- production and delivery. A basic overview of Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling software is included. Students will complete the course with a fundamental understanding of how to produce an independent film.


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