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

Farrell Rose
Looking for warming tent for Alicia Silverstone movie

Hi. We're in Orlando filming a shark movie, and have been having trouble finding a warming tent for the two leads, who will be doing alot of water work. Just reaching out to see if anyone may have any leads.

Doug Nelson

Are you talkin' about flying some silk?

Karen "Kay" Ross

You should be able to acquire something through a production rental house. Are you having trouble because they are out or because you are looking for something specific? Setting up a tent with walls a...

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Constance Hoarau
The state of the European Market

Hello everyone, it's great to hear everyone's thoughts and insights about the state of the industry in the US, and it sure is relevant even for non-Americans pursuing careers in the film industry. But I was wondering if there were European film executives here who could tell us more about the state...

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Tasha Lewis

See relevant blogs in the Stage 32 archive as well.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Constance Hoarau

Awesome! Thank you guys for the resources.

Tasha Lewis

Your welcome!

Huzaifah Abu Bakar
A proposal for a project for filmmakers all over the world.

I have this idea of a film shot around the world about coping with the pandemic. Each country, each filmmaker, and compile it to make a full feature. I'm just spiralling this idea. What do you guys say?

Marleen Irani

I find it interesting to participate! Following this thread.

Lauren 'Brialle' McEntyre

I'm itching to create something new! I'm down! DMing you

Dan MaxXx

Who owns copyright & distribution rights, gets the final say? Lawyer up first

Karen "Kay" Ross

Good point, Dan. I would take a moment to see how HitRecord does it and them make sure everyone involved signs the same contract.

Kiril Maksimoski

Pretty ambitious I would say. Check out the Collab Feature project, I was part of once...study their strategy and execution, could give you some insight on what you're up to.

Janusz Bocian
Eastern Europe - is it scary to film there?

I came up on article about filming in Eastern Europe. I live in Poland and there are not that many foreign movies filmed here in my opinion.

I want to ask you guys, how is that so?

Is Eastern Europe scares you? Are you afraid of the costs? Or travel expenses?

Or maybe you see some advantage for film...

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'Game of Thrones' to 'Spider-Man': Why Big TV and Film Productions Shoot in Eastern Europe
'Game of Thrones' to 'Spider-Man': Why Big TV and Film Productions Shoot in Eastern Europe
In Central and Eastern Europe, the battle for international production shoots used to be a race to the bottom. Territories competed mainly on labor costs, and the cheapest workforce won. Things have changed.
Shawn M Decker

It might have something to do with the rise of nationalism and a very anti-immigrant and LGBTQ attitude in your country, or at least that is what a lot of news reports are saying. Most production comp...

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Janusz Bocian

Douglas - crews in Poland are very experienced and hard working. And we have plenty of them! There were at least two US productions in Poland last year, and at least one is shooting this year. so it i...

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Janusz Bocian

Shawn - I don't even know how to respond to this. You should watch less TV and travel more.

Our government sucks, but that does not mean we chase people of color and LGBT community on the streets when...

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Mait Lepik

Christopher Nolan shoot hes new spy thriller in Tallinn, Estonia https://www.filmneweurope.com/news/estonia-news/item/118442-production-c......

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Mait Lepik

The production company's expenses in Estonia were about some €16.5 million, of which Film Estonia covered some €5 million. The film's overall budget amounts to some €200 million. The film stars John D...

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Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict
Production possibilities

I am not new on this platform. Therefore, i would like to re-introduce myself. I go by the names Chimezie Benedict Ihekuna.

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, i am a published author, poet, essayist, voice-over artiste and writer. See my works at amazon.com/author/mrben

Currently seeking producers to option my...

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Chimezie Ihekuna
Chimezie Ihekuna
Published author, essayist, poet, writer, voice-over artiste See my works at amazon.com/author/mrben And general reviews of my books at writingbyalexandyphuong.blogspot.com A couple of my publications…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Bad Robot Hires 2 Female VPs

And not because they're female - because they've kicked ass and earned it! Now my question is - what all is involved with "physical production"?

CHECK IT: https://deadline.com/2020/11/bad-robot-hires-physical-production-vets-ch......

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Bad Robot Hires Physical Production Vets Chrysta Burton & Diane Coote
Bad Robot Hires Physical Production Vets Chrysta Burton & Diane Coote
Bad Robot has expanded its film and television production team and has appointed Chrysta Burton as EVP of Physical Production and Diane Coote as its VP, of Physical Production. They join current Bad R…
Wayne Hazle

THis is good news

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Physical production - it's the nuts in bolts of making a movie: creating a shooting schedule, budget, crewing up, shooting location (based on crew base, rates, movie friendly states or countries); how...

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Wayne Hazle

I am literally saving your info Lindbergh E Hollingsworth I am in the midst of producing my short and I want to make sure I am not missing anything :)

Karen "Kay" Ross
Beyond Production Insurance: Pandemic Insurance

Something I've learned since living in LA is that most people in the business assume to file for unemployment automatically between gigs because they don't know when their next gig will be. This was so foreign to me because in the DC area, you don't file for unemployment unless you've been laid off,...

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Pandemic Insurance Takes Step Ahead With Capitol Hill Hearing; NY Rep. Maloney Hopes For Passage In Biden's First 100 Days
Pandemic Insurance Takes Step Ahead With Capitol Hill Hearing; NY Rep. Maloney Hopes For Passage In Biden's First 100 Days
New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Thursday that the nation desperately needs pandemic insurance, a "public private partnership that has a mechanism in place that you can depend on," and hopes some ve…
Dan MaxXx

yeah, back in the old days when tv seasons were from August to April, 18-24 episodes a season, our post facility would shut down for two months in the summer. We’d go on vacation, collect unemployment...

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Dawn Gray
Scene breakdown question.

Not even sure what category to post this in so, here goes anything. I'm breaking down my feature to get a general idea of budget, but I'm stuck on one thing, and it might sound stupid, however, I have a habit of getting fixated on it if I can't find the answer on my own. So, here goes...

All of Act 2...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Yes, you list each backpack on each break-down. Normally, you would do a separate breakdown sheet for each scene, and on that sheet you list every prop, wardrobe, makeup, hair, special effect, stunt,...

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Dawn Gray

Thank you.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Yep! What Shadow Dragu-Mihai said - if it helps, you can identify them by character - John's Backpack, Sarah's Backpack, etc. - just so they are all accounted for. For budgeting purposes, you wouldn't...

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Dawn Gray

Thank you! I have a few vehicles that are used for the entirety of the production as well. I didn’t realize how much went into this part of the process.

Doug Nelson

Doing a complete production ready breakdown can easily become overwhelming. There is software available that can help but I find that manually going through the script with a bunch of colored markers really gets you invested in the story/script. It's time consuming.

Karen "Kay" Ross
AFM 2020 Attendees: Comment HERE

Hey, Stage 32-ers!

Let's start a thread for all those who are attending AFM this year! That way you can connect during and after the event about what you liked, you learned, and what you'll be doing next. AFM is a fantastic opportunity to learn and connect and Stage 32 is happy to help you stay conne...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

How's it going, y'all? Any highlights to share?

Crystal L Brooks

It's been a long day. The Finance Conferences were excellent. I can't say that I enjoyed the SagIndie Presentation. They explained the different low budget agreements which was great. Everything has t...

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Ole-André Rønneberg

I missed the Screenwriting on Microbudget seminar. I saw one pitch session, and that was inspiring! We don't practice our pitches that way in Norway, and I just has to work on it, work on it, and work on it.... I saw a couple of the Finance conferences, and yes, they was spot on!

Daniel E. Hall

The Blockchain session on streaming platforms was fascinating. I'm not going to pretend I understood all of it; a good percentage of it sailed way over my head. But it has certainly given me pause for contemplation...

Crystal L Brooks

Attended the last panel on Blockchain Royalties Panel. Very interesting. Glad they posted links to various websites. I bookmarked all of them. Very interesting for the future of entertainment. I like tech so this should be interesting.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Staying Safe in Theatre

I can't imagine how it feels to suddenly be back in these places after so long of being out of the world - in a studio, in a theatre, on set. Worse still is that the work often relies on our ability to respond quickly. But if we don't allow ourselves to ease back into the production groove, we could...

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Broadway Stagehand Dies After Tragic Accident in Winter Garden Theatre
Broadway Stagehand Dies After Tragic Accident in Winter Garden Theatre
A stagehand has died following a tragic accident while working inside Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, the New York City Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Officers responded to a…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Make a Goal for Nov. and Let Us Encourage You!

Nov. Write Club is NOT just for screenwriters! What are you trying to accomplish before the end of 2020? I also included a few suggestions for goals for producers.

Let us help you by posting your goals on the blog post (link below) and checking in with your progress in November!

https://www.stage32...

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