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Film Producing 101

In today’s DIY filmmaking scene, it is not uncommon for one person to be the writer, director and producer of a short film, learning some aspects of the trade on the go.  Having a separate director and producer working together on a project can help take it to a new, and better, level.

In this workshop producer Dana Bruce will go through all the practical details you should think of when developing a film – from inception idea to the shoot itself, but also for its life after the final edit has been completed.

You will come out with an overview of producing narrative filmmaking; how to find & develop that all important idea and get it from script to screen

Expect plenty of tips to take away to make your film production run smoothly. The workshop will include group task to put your learning in practice.

Especially relevant for

  • any creatives who are contemplating making a film on their own and need a reminder of all the aspects they need to think about;
  • film producers and filmmakers who would like to understand the role of a producer better to shape future collaborations.
  • Producers at the very beginning of their filmmaking adventures
  • filmmakers who have to self produce

This workshop is most relevant to people wanting to work on narrative shorts. Although elements can be useful for any film production, it will not cover specifics of filming theatre or performance-based work, nor aspects that are unique to produce documentary or animation work.

This workshop will take place on Zoom.

Your workshop leader

Dana Bruce is a Manchester based Producer who creates award winning films that showcase the ambition, drive and talent of the North. She founded Northern Order Films with her filmmaking partner, Ash Turnbull and is currently developing new TV and Feature Film projects with this company. Dana works with BBC, ITV, NETFLIX, Warp Films and Tigerlily Productions and continues to develop relationships and projects with these industry renowned companies.