Producing Class: How to Budget & Manage a Production

Taught by Allison Vanore

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Class hosted by: Allison Vanore

Emmy Award-Winning Producer

Allison Vanore is the Emmy Award-winning producer of the six-time Emmy-winning series AFTER FOREVER on Amazon Prime and directed the follow-up special RILEY'S UNFORGETTABLE SCHOOL PROJECT, which she was awarded the Television Academy Chairman's Pillar Award for getting the production back to work safely during the pandemic. Allison's notable award-winning films include BUCK RUN, THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT, 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS, LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS, and coming soon PARIS IS IN HARLEM. Allison produced Emmy-winning anthology series DARK/WEB on Amazon, WOMAN IN THE BOOK for Facebook Watch, and currently produces digital content for Mattel's doll brands such as Barbie and American Girl. She was previously the Head of Production for Canvas Media Studios, where she produced shows including Emmy-nominated drama VANITY and fashion competition show WEAR IT TO WIN IT for Facebook Watch. Allison serves on the executive board of non-profit Women in Media (WiM), where she executive produces the CAMERAderie Initiative. Their films boast premieres at Tribeca and generous support from NBC Universal and Manhattan Beach Studios. Allison has taught producing at the college level and spoken on SAG-AFTRA, Comic-Con, and SXSW panels. Full Bio »

Summary

 

Learn How To Budget and Manage Your Film or TV Project from an Emmy Winning Producer

Whether you’re a producer, director, or a department head, budgeting and managing your production is the key to creating a successful film. 

In this exclusive 4 session class you’ll learn how to identify and determine your budget needs and learn tips and tricks to keeping on budget and making the most of each dollar. You’ll find out how to not only plan for each day, but to execute with the end-game in mind. Whether it’s a film festival premiere, distribution with a streaming platform, awards, or a theatrical release, you need to know where you’re going in order to pave the road to success.

A poorly planned film can derail quickly and the budget can balloon out of control. If you don’t have the right tools, resources, and foresight, you’ll end up with a film that can’t be completed.

This class and assignments will help you identify the budget level that’s right for your film, point you to the tools to manage it, and provide you with tips for building relationships and resources to support your efforts. Class take-aways prepare you for creating and managing a company of crew, cast, and stakeholders. You’ll come away from this class with the knowledge to ask the right questions and build a solid plan for your next film.

Sharing this invaluable information for you exclusively through Stage 32 is Allison Vanore, an Emmy Award-winning producer with projects at Amazon Prime, NBC Universal, Canvas Media Studios, Facebook Watch, and more. She produced the six-time Emmy-winning series AFTER FOREVER and directed the follow-up special RILEY'S UNFORGETTABLE SCHOOL PROJECT, for which she was awarded the Television Academy Chairman's Pillar Award for getting the production back to work safely during the pandemic. She also produced the award-winning series DARK/WEB and currently produces digital content for Mattel's doll brands, American Girl and Barbie. She was previously the Head of Production at Canvas Media Studios. 

Having produced films during these significant union, health, and safety changes, Allison is uniquely equipped to highlight the obstacles you're about to face and show you how to circumvent them.

WHAT MAKES THIS CLASS UNIQUE

  • How to identify essential elements in your script during development.
  • Sample pitch deck
  • Practice assignments for creating a plan for a crew of 60 people
  • And more great resources!

 

What You'll Learn

Session 1: Determining your Budget - Development

  • Breaking down your script and the key elements to look for
  • Tips for creating an efficient schedule
  • What every film needs to have for success
  • What makes your film unique and how to budget for it
  • Common Budget Mistakes in development and how to avoid them

Assignment: Breaking down a 10-page script

Handout: Elements to identify in your script

Session 2: It’s Go Time – Pre-Production

  • Identifying your budget level and what it means
  • Assessing your Approach and Assumptions
  • The difference between Union vs. Non-union
  • Setting up your production company entity and identifying your resources
  • Building and maintaining Relationships – Partnerships, Community, and Audience
  • Hiring your crew – How to Negotiate and onboard the team

Assignment: Research a city and its resources for filming

Handout: Sample deck for Pitching for In-Kind and Resources

Session 3: Making Magic Happen - Production

  • Shooting on stage vs. on location
  • Tips for Managing Production
  • Making your day - Where to spend and where to save
  • Preparing for the Unknown

Assignment: Identify a real location to film at and create a plan for a successful day with a 60-person crew, 10-person cast, 50 background, and 10 picture cars, for a 12-hour day.

Session 4: Piecing it all Together – Post Production

  • Building and Budgeting for Post Production
  • Shooting with the end in mind- Distribution goals and deliverables
  • Creating a killer Publicity & Marketing plan
  • Red Carpet Ready-Budgeting for the Release

** Even though this class in on demand, we strongly suggest you complete all homework assignments from each session to get the most out of the information. 

About Your Instructor

Allison Vanore is the Emmy Award-winning producer of the six-time Emmy-winning series AFTER FOREVER on Amazon Prime and directed the follow-up special RILEY'S UNFORGETTABLE SCHOOL PROJECT, which she was awarded the Television Academy Chairman's Pillar Award for getting the production back to work safely during the pandemic. Allison's notable award-winning films include BUCK RUN, THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT, 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS, LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONSTERS, and coming soon PARIS IS IN HARLEM. Allison produced Emmy-winning anthology series DARK/WEB on Amazon, WOMAN IN THE BOOK for Facebook Watch, and currently produces digital content for Mattel's doll brands such as Barbie and American Girl. She was previously the Head of Production for Canvas Media Studios, where she produced shows including Emmy-nominated drama VANITY and fashion competition show WEAR IT TO WIN IT for Facebook Watch. Allison serves on the executive board of non-profit Women in Media (WiM), where she executive produces the CAMERAderie Initiative. Their films boast premieres at Tribeca and generous support from NBC Universal and Manhattan Beach Studios. Allison has taught producing at the college level and spoken on SAG-AFTRA, Comic-Con, and SXSW panels.

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