Teaching

Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School.

DATE COURSE DESCRIPTION LOCATION
SUONE2015
Jun 2015
IS: Regional Documentary Study Independent Study Supervision
WI2015
Feb 2015
SKL 150
Video Basics
.5 credit skills seminar Hult International Business School
WI2015
Jan-Mar 2015
HUM 275
Practical Film Producing
3 credit undergraduate course Hult International Business School
FA2014
Nov 2014
SKL 150
Video Basics
.5 credit skills seminar Hult International Business School
WI2014
Jan-Mar 2014
BUS 340
Practical Film Producing
3 credit undergraduate course Hult International Business School
FA2013
Oct-Dec 2013
IS: Scriptwriting Independent Study supervision Hult International Business School
SU2013
Jun-Jul 2013
IS: Short Film Production Asst Independent Study supervision Hult International Business School

BUS 340 Practical Film Producing

Introduction

Film is an Artistic Medium. Film is a Business. A Film Producer controls a film from inception to distribution and beyond. This course looks at the practical requirements for producing for film or television. Students will develop skills in Project Management, Marketing and Promotion, Budgeting, Fundraising, Casting and HR Management, Health and Safety and on-set hierarchy, whilst studying the basics of film production. This course includes taking part on a film set (weekend date tba, attendance will be mandatory). By the end of the course, students will have gained the necessary skills to work in a Producing role on a film set.

Global Knowledge Elective: 300-level course, 3 credits

No prior knowledge in filmmaking, photography, or media is expected.

This course is aimed at students with artistic passions, who want to learn about film and media, and who may wish to get into filmmaking. It is also directed at students who want a practical application of the skills they have learned in their other Business courses.

Course Description

This is a course covering the basics of producing films. The course will cover skills such as:

  • Project Management
  • Social Media, Marketing and Promotion
  • Writing a Distribution Plan
  • Budgets
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Finding clients and client handling
  • Casting and HR Management
  • Working with Cast
  • Health and Safety
  • On-set hierarchy and Management

Required Reading

  • Lyons, Suzanne. Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking. Oxford, UK: Focal Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-240-81763-7
  • Worthington, Charlotte. Basics Filmmaking 01: Producing. Switzerland: AVA Publishing SA, 2009. ISBN 2-940373-57-4 and 978-2-940373-57-4

Recommended Reading

  • De Winter, Helen. What I Really Want To Do Is Produce. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-571-21744-1 and 0-571-21744-3
  • Goodell, Gregory. Independent Feature Film Production. Revised Edn. New York, USA: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998. ISBN 0-312-18117-5
  • Levy, Edmond. Making A Winning Short. New York, USA: Henry Holt and Company LLC, 1994. ISBN 0-8050-2680-0
  • Macnab, Geoffrey & Sharon Swart. Film Craft: Producing. UK: Ilex, 2012. ISBN 978-1-908150-62-2
  • Schreibman, Myrl A. The Indie Producers Handbook: Creative Producing from A to Z. New York, USA: Watson-Guptil Publications, 2012. ISBN 978-0-7704-3351-2
  • Turman, Lawrence. So You Want To Be A Producer. USA: Three Rivers Press, 2005. ISBN-10 0-413-77584-4 and ISBN-13 978-0-413-77584-9

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