Spotlight: Producing

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You can’t talk about money in filmmaking without talking about budget. You need one to do just about everything for your film, including raising the financing to shoot it in the first place. So, where do you start?

Start with B.D. Gunnell and Divi Crockett, two short-form and long-form veteran line producers that will give you a powerful overview of how to plan, parse and manage your film’s finances from script to screen. They’ll even show you how to hit that elusive magic number that will help you make the best film possible, while also making it profitable for your investors.

Whether you’re a filmmaker who needs to work with a line producer, or you want to be a line producer yourself, or you just want to understand how to plan your film (locations, special effects, etc.) around your budget, this course is for you.

Topics include: Hiring a line producer, industry standard line producing programs, the importance of breakdowns, working with a line producer and/or production accountant, contingency fees, women and the industry, budgeting at every level and tips for locations and permits.

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What People Are Saying

Very helpful for filmmakers. I wish I had taken this course before I made my first feature film, because it was a long journey to figure out distribution and marketing by myself.


There’s a lot of useful strategies this course gives that should be done before the filmmaker shoots their film.


Super inspiring insights on how to approach marketing and distribution.


[The course] covered everything I wanted!


MediaU meets filmmakers’ needs and helps us navigate the exciting filmmaking world.


It was more than I might have anticipated—in a wonderful way!


OMG! Pumped! Really loved all the information. I did nerdily dance about when I started the course because I got so pumped. I wrote furious notes.


Very useful, practical, and detailed.


Marketing can be such a broad topic, and this course really breaks it down into specific steps along the way.


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