Film producers in Birmingham are in for a treat with a free upcoming workshop, run in partnership with Creative Enterprise and Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. The organisers acknowledge when it comes to “the film producer – no position is more nebulous or complex. But similarly, there’s no role more directly involved with the creative, technical and financial aspects of filmmaking. This workshop offers a detailed analysis of the producing process with an emphasis on the creative, and what it takes to be a producer in today’s combative market. From the project inception to collaborating with writers, directors and crew to handling eclectic and difficult personality types – we go through the 25 creative, practical and fiscal skills a producer needs to work in today’s film industry, using real life case studies.”
Key topics covered in the workshop will be:
- Script / idea analysis
- Collaboration and relationships
- Budgeting / Scheduling
- Managing the production
- Distribution and sales
Leading the workshop will be Rob Speranza, an award winning film producer and line producer from Brooklyn, New York. Now based in Sheffield, UK, Rob has produced multiple genre movies, including the 2012 horror feature ENTITY starring Charlotte Riley and Dervla Kirwan, released internationally and domestically in the USA and Canada. Other credits include 2015’s fantasy feature ARTHUR AND MERLIN and the comedy TALKING WITH ANGELS (2017) starring Vic Reeves and Jane Horrocks. Rob is highly experienced with raising funds and pitching for finance, and since 2004, he has ran the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network (www.syfn.org). Rob is also a programmer for 2018’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
DATE AND TIME: Tue 6 November 2018 12:00 – 17:00 GMT
LOCATION: Gowling WLG Suite Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst St Birmingham B5 4TB
To register, please click here.