This week’s workshop: Production Management – A Crash Course in Organizing a Film Shoot.
The New Brunswick Filmmaker’s Cooperative have been offering regular learning opportunities for years now. In the midst of the ongoing health crisis, the province’s only accessible film production facility have made a number of workshops available to the general public at no charge.
The NBFC’s next workshop takes place Thursday June 4. Beginning at 7 p.m., filmmaker Britany Sparrow will walk participants through some of the ins and outs of production management with her workshop: Production Management: A Crash Course in Organizing a Film Shoot.
This free workshop is an excellent opportunity to current and future filmmakers to gain valuable knowledge on managing an effective shoot while helping to bring their next project to life.
Britany Sparrow is originally from Vernon, British Columbia, and has been making films in New Brunswick since 2006. After graduating from UNB with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a certificate in Film and Video Production, Britany joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, and she directed her first short film (The Perfect Cliché) in 2007. Since then she has directed 8 films and has worked on over 70 film and video projects including short films, feature films, training videos, TV pilots, and web series.
Thursday’s workshop has limited space available. Interested participants are encouraged to register online.
The production manager on an independent production wears many hats in contrast to a commercial production. This workshop will cover: being hired as a volunteer PM, budgeting and breakdowns; setting up the production office where ever that may be; hiring volunteer crew with the director; workspace organization; production scheduling; locations, daily production reports; location management; petty cash; deal memos; cast contracts, craft services and much, much more!