How To Keep the Quality High and the Budget Low on Your Indie Film

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Hosted by Sara Elizabeth Timmins

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Sara Elizabeth Timmins

Webinar hosted by: Sara Elizabeth Timmins

Producer at Life Out Loud Films (HBO, Starz, Showtime & more)

Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Life Out Loud Films in 2018 to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theatres, the Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Most recently, she field produced an HBO docu series for Mark Wahlberg’s company and is in development on several feature films and series. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG and both DGA & PGA eligible and was a Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTA,. Shegraduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Sara Elizabeth Timmins, with 20 years experience producing and owner of Life Out Loud Films, she has a track record of attaching award winning talent and worldwide distribution to every film.

Producing an indie film is not easy and the key to a successful indie film is to not be defined by the label “Low Budget” and to keep the budget low while keeping the quality and perceived value high.

All of Life Out Loud Films have been valued at several times the film’s actual budget and in this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Sara Elizabeth will share the keys elements of a strong indie film and how to manage these elements on a budget, how to cut costs while keeping quality high and some dangerous pitfalls that can sabotage your budget.

What You'll Learn

  • How Changing Your Thinking Can Help You Get a Quality Low Budget Film
    • 3 examples including time, talent and audience
  • The 3 Key Elements You Must Not Skimp On
  • How to Minimize Costs In the Development/Script Phase
    • examples including locations, actors, background, period, animals, SFX
  • Uncovering and Leveraging the Assets YOU Already Posses
  • Think Outside the Box to Save Money
    • Tips to save on transportation, lodging, craft services, locations and more
  • The Importance of Prep in Keeping Costs Low and Quality High
  • Securing & Managing Professional Talent and Crew on a Low Budget
  • Common Production Dangers that can Sabotage your Low Budget Film
    • We'll go over post, unions, shooting days, contingency, overtime, production & post production.
  • Q&A with Sara Elizabeth
 
 

About Your Instructor

Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Life Out Loud Films in 2018 to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theatres, the Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Most recently, she field produced an HBO docu series for Mark Wahlberg’s company and is in development on several feature films and series. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG and both DGA & PGA eligible and was a Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTA,. She
graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University.

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