Producing

The place for all producers to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on raising funds, setting a budget, on set strategies and all other topics related to producing a film, television or theater project

Production Insurance Companies

Any recommendations on companies for general liability insurance for film?

20% UK Credit for Shorts!

UK short filmmakers: You might be ignoring a government scheme which gives you 20% of your budget for free!

http://bit.ly/2rIMckd

Cherelynn Baker

This is awesome! If only I had some help funding my short film!

James Drago

You're always sharing great content Jeff. Thank you.

Hiring an indie Director and Distribution

Hello all. Just a general question (posted the same one in "Directing..."). I am meeting with some investors very soon about a script that I wrote. The producer/Director that I usually work with is not super excited about this script and, although I know he will still be a huge support when it comes...

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Jo Henriquez

It also all depends on how much money (if any) you have to make the movie. If you have a real solid budget, MOST directors would be HAPPY to jump on board. How big is your budget?

J G Blodgett

Budget TBD, Jo. We have investors wanting to speak with us and are not sure what they are willing to bring on board yet.

Jo Henriquez

I think once you know a ballpark for your budget, you'll have a better idea of what kind of director you can find. If you have a decent enough budget, you should have no problem finding a great indie...

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Rob Kelly

Get onto Terry Gilliam... seriously

J G Blodgett

Rob, why Terry Gilliam?

Looking for the next project

I am available for a new project. Toking forward to build a new team.

Jesse D Greathouse

Is love to hear about what types of projects interest you. I have been juggling several development projects of my own and I want to coalesce with others who are interested in teaming up.

Silena Fuller

Hi there, What type of team are you "looking" ( I assume) to build ?

Valentin Val Sapcariu

Posible a documentary, or music video. Once I got the project, then start hiring.

Silena Fuller

Are you looking for an idea?

Rob Kelly

Hello hello. Documentary you say! just came in here to look up financing a documentary. The concept: at the 2016 Oscars the short documentary film 'the white helmets' won the Oscar for best short doc....

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Transgender friendly producers

Hello,So, I have an unscripted series I would love to pitch. Yes, reality shows are very common, but I do believe that now, more than ever, is the time to actually focus on social issues and stories TOLD BY those who are lgbt. However, I am at a lost as to who to pitch to, how to pitch it because of...

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Hiring crew

Other than Stage 32, are there any other good websites that are commonly used for hiring crew for film?

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Danny Villanueva Jr. Understood. Good idea. One more suggestion. Have you thought of subscribing to @imdbpro? It is only $21 a month. And I find having the e-mail addresses of agents and managers of A...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Danny Villanueva Jr. Sorry my bad you were looking for CREW not CAST. So @imdbpro.com won't help you with crew, just cast, Good Luck.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Check out: staffmeup.com --- also check out your local or state film commission. Often there's a database with a crew directory.

Regina Lee

Mandy.com

J. R. S. Storch

As Lindbergh E Hollingsworth said, depending on the state you live in, there should be a state-wide database for crew for hire. For example, Illinois has a nice database for this. Obviously this doesn...

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Gabriel Lee
We can possibly help with funding your project. No budget limit and this is not a loan. We have access to a grant and there is no restriction on the type of film. Feature, short, doc and any genre is Expand comment
Short-Form Digital Series ... watch out!!!

Short-form web series coming of age ... no longer just teens with webcams mugging for the camera ... not we're talking big budgets, name talent, TV-quality productions ... and growing!!!! Even the PGA is talking about it... heads up!!! http://bit.ly/2s0GSpa

Germany

I am an expat living near Dresden, Germany. I am wanting to gain experience in producing filming. This is my game plan: 1. Read through this discussion board 2. Find workshops 3. Read some more 4. Find a producer in the area to shadow 5. Find a mentor I would love to find a Producer in Germany (+ fe...

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Jo Henriquez

Hey Becky, I highly recommend Producer to Producer http://amzn.to/2lC18Kt -- also it depends on what part of producing you want to learn more about? The creative/packaging? Or the physical production?

Becky Taylor Hellwig

Thanks Jo. I think it is more about the physcial production. This book look like it's a great start!

Jo Henriquez

You're welcome!

Insurance

Any suggestions of insurance carriers for production?

The Cost Of Film-Making.

http://deadline.com/2017/06/aykroyd-blasts-paul-feig-in-tv-interview-1202107198/

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

You need to reprint in RED,RED, RED. Because in BLACK,BLACK,BLACK. You will see less GREEN,GREEN,GREEN. Just a suggestion! Don't shoot the messenger! If they can't CLICK on it and have access . They won't go to it! You follow? Good!

Script breakdown and budget

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone has tips for me on how to breakdown a script and make an accurate budget? What software, preferably not to expensive, is really easy to use and calculates a budget within the script breakdown software. So all in one programme. Also where to get it and tutori...

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Paulette Pearson

http://www.sonnyboo.com/downloads/breakdown.pdf

Here's a template but not in color.

Caatje Van Leeuwen

Thank you Erik, Steven and Paulette!! I very much appreciate it. And I feel you are right by doing it myself to learn and safe money. I will do it the old fashioned way and use this free doc. Really thank you all!!

Paulette Pearson

For future gigs, don't overlook Steven's suggestion. There is much to learn from the pros.

Caatje Van Leeuwen

Wonderful thank you!! And I will :-)

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