Producers Chris Moore (Oscar-nominated Producer, GOOD WILL HUNTING, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Founder of Producers Union) Chris Moore is an Oscar-nominated producer responsible for such films as Good Will Hunting, Manchester By The Sea, American Pie and Television shows such as Project Greenlight, The Chair and much, much more. Chris also serves on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America. His impressive career spans decades on over 40 projects. As the co-creator of Project Greenlight with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey. Chris began his career dedicating his life to creative pursuits and continues to do so to this day. Moore graduated from Harvard University and began his career working at USA Network and as a talent agent. E. Brian Dobbins (Emmy-nominated Producer, Black-Ish, Cheaper by the Dozen / 20th Century 2022) For the past 21 years, E. Brian Dobbins has been a highly esteemed Talent/Literary Manager and Producer at Artists First, where he now serves as Co-President. A native of Long Beach, CA, Dobbins graduated from UCLA with a B.A. Degree in English. With a longtime passion for and desire to be in the world of entertainment, he began his career at United Talent Agency and subsequently left to work in development at HBO Pictures. His experiences at UTA and HBO led him to discover the vital necessity of managers in relation to their clients, and decided to pursue a career in talent and literary management. After this realization, Dobbins then left HBO to join Interact Management, where he utilized his knowledge of development in order to build a client list consisting of young and exciting writers and directors. 18 months later, he began adding talent to his quickly-expanding client roster, and moved to Polestar Management. In 2000, he then joined Artists First, where he’s been ever since. At Artists First, Dobbins has expanded his management career to also include producing. His television producing credits include ABC’s MIXED-ISH, Fox’s TV series DO NOT DISTURB, the Oxygen cable network series CAMPUS LADIES, and ABC and 20th Century Fox’s TV pilot ADOPTED. Some of his film producing credits include THE SEA OF TREES starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2015, and Netflix’s BEATS, directed by his client Chris Robinson and starring client Anthony Anderson. Dobbins currently serves as an Executive Producer on both the critically-acclaimed ABC series BLACK-ISH, created by client Kenya Barris and starring clients Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, as well as its Freeform spinoff GROWN-ISH. BLACK-ISH has taken home numerous NAACP Image Awards, and both Anderson and Ross have been respectively nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes throughout the show’s run (with Ross winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Series - Comedy or Musical in 2017 for her performance). In addition to Barris, Anderson, Ross and Robinson, Dobbins’ ever-growing roster of A-list clients includes Martin Lawrence (the BAD BOYS franchise, MARTIN, BLUE STREAK, LIFE), Niecy Nash (CLAWS, SCREAM QUEENS, GETTING ON, WHEN THEY SEE US), Nicole Beharie (MISS JUNETEENTH, BLACK MIRROR, SLEEPY HOLLOW, the upcoming SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE), director Jon M. Chu (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, the upcoming IN THE HEIGHTS), director Gerard McMurray (THE FIRST PURGE, the upcoming THE FORMULA starring Robert De Niro and John Boyega), writer Nat Faxon (THE WAY WAY BACK, Oscar-winner for THE DESCENDANTS, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE), writer/producer Tracy Oliver (GIRLS TRIP, BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, FIRST WIVES CLUB), and writer/producer Stephanie Allain (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, HUSTLE AND FLOW). Dobbins is executive producing the upcoming CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN remake alongside Barris (who also co-wrote the script), which is currently in production. The film stars Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union (who is also serving as EP), and is being directed by Gail Lerner (a frequently recurring director on BLACK-ISH and MIXED-ISH). He also has multiple projects in development, including the films THE BLACKENING (co-written and co-produced by Tracy Oliver) and FOOTBALL OR ME (starring Anthony Anderson and co-written by client Robb Chavis), and the TV docuseries BLACK EXCELLENCE (of which Stephen A. Smith is also serving as Executive Producer). Tatiana Kelly, Producer, Serena Films Kelly’s first film “Wristcutters: A Love Story” starred Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Will Arnett, John Hawkes, Shea Whigham, and Tom Waits. It premiered at Sundance in 2006, was released by Lionsgate, earned two Independent Spirit Award nominations, was screened in over thirty film festivals, and was an eight-time Best Feature festival winner. Other previous productions include “The Catcher Was a Spy” starring Paul Rudd, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Strong which premiered at Sundance, was directed by Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”), and written by Academy Award- nominee Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan”), “Cut Throat City” directed by RZA from the Wu Tang Clan. “The Words,” which was the Closing Night film at Sundance starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Saldana, and Olivia Wilde, “The Procession,” written and directed by Academy Award-nominee Robert Festinger (“In The Bedroom”), starring Lily Tomlin, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Sunset Stories,” which premiered at SXSW starring Monique Curnen, Sung Kang, Joshua Leonard, Zosia Mamet with cameos by Jim Parsons and Kevin Bacon, “Life of a King” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. which premiered at the LA Film Festival, “Happiness Runs” starring Rutger Hauer, Andie MacDowell, and Jesse Plemons, “Smother” starring Steven Bauer and Taryn Manning, “Dark Yellow,” starring Melora Walters and John Hawkes, “Amos’ Wake” starring Shiloh Fernandez and Keisha Castle-Hughes, “Reversion” starring Aja Naomi-King, Colm Feore, and Amanda Plummer and “Perfection,” based on the short film “Slice,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was the winner of the Adrienne Shelly Female Directing Grant. Kelly has also previously worked with Fluency Productions, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, the Shareability Agency producing commercials for clients such as Nokia and Adobe, and she was head of production for Triple A Agency building partnerships between film/TV projects and consumer brand clients via the entertainment platform that monetizes sponsorship budgets showrunners Amy Lippman (“Masters of Sex,” “Party of Five”), Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex”), and director, Silas Howard (“Transparent,” “This is Us), “Murder Room” with Legendary Entertainment, “Golden Misfits” written by Ryan Belenzon and Jeff Gelber with producer Mark Ciardi (“Miracle,” “Invincible”) for Amazon Studios, “Thor: The Dark World,” “Terminator Genisys”) Kelly is currently in post-production on documentary, “The People Vs. Vegas Dave,” chronicling the enigmatic and outrageous sports bettor, David “Vegas Dave” Oancea. Other projects in development include “The Replacement Agency” with ABC and Sony Television with “The Calligrapher” based on the bestselling book of the same name and directed by P.J. Hogan (“Muriel’s Wedding,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding”), “Eleven Missing Days” co- produced with Justin Lin (“Fast and the Furious, Star Trek: Beyond”), “Paradise Lost” written by Salvador Paskowitz (“Age of Adaline”) with Amazon Studios, and “Layover,” based on the NY Times’ bestseller by Lisa Zeidner and directed by Toni Kalem. Her work in television and other platforms include serving as a Supervising Producer on MTV’s “The Hills,” Executive Producer on the Lionsgate/CMT series, “Music City,” producing and line producing pilots for Bravo, E!, USA Networks, and showrunning “Let’s Go Atsuko!” on Quibi. Kelly previously worked as an account director at an advertising agency in NY handling clients such as ABC, and Showtime. Kelly holds a Masterʼs degree from the London School of Economics and speaks five languages. Financiers Viviana Zarragoitia, Vice President of Three Point Capital Viviana Zarragoitia is the Vice President of Three Point Capital, one of the entertainment industry's top financiers that specializes in senior lending on film and television projects. Through Three Point, Viviana closes the financing on every film that the company is involved in. She has been involved in the financing of over 100 independent films, and worked with such producers as Cassian Elwes (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), Rob Barnum (MARGIN CALL), Anthony Bregman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), James Schamus (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Aaron Gilbert (JOKER), Kimberly Steward (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Nicolas Chartier (THE HURT LOCKER) and Kevin Frakes (HEREDITARY), among others. Before Three Point Capital, Viviana worked in accounting at Millennium Films and Bold Films, as well as in the finance division of Lionsgate, where she oversaw the preparation of multi-million dollar film and television distribution deals. Viviana has seen it all when it comes to film financing and knows intimately well how films find success at all budget levels. Todd R. Steiner - Senior Vice President, Entertainment, Comerica Bank As an officer in the Entertainment Group at Comerica Bank, Steiner analyzes and structures financing packages for clients including film and TV producers, independent studios, and private investors. After a deal is approved by the Bank’s credit department, he works with, among others, sales agents, distributors, and additional financiers as he oversees and manages Comerica’s commitment. Steiner graduated this year with an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to business school, he worked on the creative side of the entertainment industry while serving in various production capacities and as the Director of Development at The Shooting Gallery (Sling Blade, The Minus Man, You Can Count on Me). Steiner is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Casey Sunderland - Agent, Media Finance CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Casey Sunderland is an Agent in the Media Finance department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Sunderland works in the Los Angeles office and specializes in packaging, sourcing financing for, and/or selling the distribution rights to independently financed films. Sunderland joined CAA in 2015. Sunderland graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Economics and Film & Media Studies. Distributors Tiffany Boyle, President of Packaging & Sales at Ramo Law Tiffany Boyle is the President of Packaging and Sales for Ramo Law. Tiffany has helped hundreds of films, TV shows and documentaries come to fruition. Tiffany served as a Co-Executive Producer and brought in financing for films SOMETHING ELSE (Tribeca 2019) and ARKANSAS starring Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn. She led the sales and packaging for TRAGEDY GIRLS (SXSW 2017) and FREAKS (Toronto IFF 2018), she brought foreign financing to ASHES IN THE SNOW (Los Angeles FF 2018) starring Bel Powley, and she sold an autobiography to Hulu for development into a limited television series. Kristin Harris, Vice President of Distribution and Acquisitions at Good Deed Entertainment (LOVING VINCENT, SUMMERTIME) Kristin Harris is a seasoned entertainment executive who has spent the past 15 years in the independent distribution space. She has held key acquisition, development, and production roles at Starz Media, Overture Films, and Cinedigm Entertainment Group. Kristin currently serves as VP, Distribution and Acquisitions at Good Deed Entertainment, where she oversees all aspects of the company's distribution arm and manages the release slate, which includes EXTRA ORDINARY, JOURNEY’S END, Spirit Award Nominee, TO DUST, and the Academy Award nominated LOVING VINCENT. Kristin has been at the forefront of distribution as it continues to evolve and is bringing her experience to the Stage 32 community. Danielle Gasher, Director of International Sales at Voltage Pictures Danielle Gasher formally worked as the sales manager for production & sales company Double Dutch International (DDI), where she worked across various territories and sold titles such as The Doorman starring Ruby Rose and Jean Reno, The Virtuoso with Anthony Hopkins, Ansel Mount and Abbie Cornish, Think Like A Dog starring Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel, and Sometimes Always Never with Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe. As Director of International Sales at Voltage, Danielle works with the rest of the sales team to sell Voltage’s expansive slate of new and library titles across various territories. Voltage Pictures’ current slate includes After We Fell starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Per Tutta La Vita (For All Life) from the producers of the box-office hit Perfect Strangers, Time Is Up starring Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo and Finding You with Katherine McNamara, Jedidiah Goodacre. Full Bio »
9 Film Finance Experts. 3 FREE Panels. 1 Spectacular Day.
Discuss the State of The Film Finance Industry Exclusively Through Stage 32
One of the biggest pieces needed to put together your film always comes down to the financing. When the pandemic disrupted our industry, this piece became even more of a challenge…and a big question mark. Understanding how studios have found ways to shift the risk, the changes in budgets made to cover COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and how film funds have changed is important if you want to know how to finance your next project. While our industry took a big hit, it’s not dead—there are still lots of movies and series being made, and demand is high. So where does everything currently sit? How can you get your next film financed?
No need to speculate any longer! We're bringing in filmmakers and bona fide experts in the world of film finance to give you the lowdown as part of our FREE Film Finance Forum. Over one jam-packed morning, we're hosting three unique panels and Q&As where YOU can ask experts the questions you have on film finance and what directions the industry is taking right now.
And when we say experts, we mean experts. Our panelists have collectively put together countless high profile films including MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, GOOD WILL HUNTING, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, THE CATCHER WAS A SPY, LOVING VINCENT, and CHICK FIGHT and continue to actively produce and finance new films as we move into this new era of our industry.
If you're feeling stuck, if your film project has been on hold for too long, if you want to find the way forward to get your film MADE, spend a few hours with us on Saturday the 28th. Hear directly from the source and learn the state of the industry so you can best navigate your own projects.
Panel 1: The State of the Industry: Producing Film in 2021 - 10am-11:15am PT
Putting together a project in 2021 presents new sets of challenges for producers. From covid regulations to fee structures changing, talent being in high demand and foreign sales not what it used to be, producers need to get creative. We've brought in expert producers to talk about the landscape today, what they've learned and how they are adapting.
Panel 2: The State of the Industry: Financing Film in 2021 - 11:30am-12:45pm PT
Streaming content demand is at an all time high. ROI on high budget films has changed drastically and film investments need to scrutinized. Film budgets have shifted and now, due to different distribution outlets financiers need to be more aware of risk. We've brought in expert financiers to discuss what's happening in the finance landscape today, what financiers have learned and how they are adapting.
Panel 3: The State of the Industry: Distributing Film in 2021 - 1pm-2:15pm PT
The race to streaming content has taken over by storm with key players like Netflix, Disney +, Hulu, HBO Max and Peacock making a mad dash to producer the most content for the worldwide viewing audience. Theaters have struggled due to the pandemic with some key closures that may impact the future of distribution forever. We've brought in distribution experts to discuss what's happening in the distribution landscape today, what distributors have learned and how they are adapting.
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Film Finance Experts and Industry Leaders
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Learn how to secure money for your film even after an investor says "no" from a producer whose raised over $15MM for her own projects and whose films have been in theaters, on HBO, Hallmark, Starz, Showtime, and more. Plus! You will receive an Investor Pitch Flow Chart, Sample Sponsorship Tiers, Sample Wish List, and a Sample In-Kind Letter of Intent to use on your own projects! Many filmmakers run into the same problem over and over again during their careers: they write a great script or find an exciting piece of IP, finish development, set up a meeting with an interested investor to fund the project then…the investors passes for any number of reasons. At this point, many filmmakers stop trying with that investor, curl into a ball and question why they chose this crazy industry, indulge in a pint of ice cream or bottle of wine, and threaten to quit the business. However, this does NOT need to be the case! There are steps that you can take with the investor who said "no" that can lead you to money for your film and we archer to show you how it's done. So, what exactly do you do when you get the dreaded "no" from a potential investor? This exclusive Stage 32 webinar will help you to make a little mindset shift and see every “no” as a wonderful opportunity to still finance your film…which oftentimes becomes the case! Here's how it's done... More often than not, the investor is excited about the project (they did take your meeting after all) but the financial ask is a bit too steep for their capabilities at the moment. So, it makes sense to approach them again with a new strategy. The strategic shift you need is simple and involves thinking as creatively on the business end as you have on the artistic end. When you are in this critical phase of raising money for your film, you are relationship building; you need to think about how you can reposition the deal, create partnerships, or potentially find "soft costs" to cut your budget to save money thus sweetening the deal. Working these types of angles with the potential investors who say "no" starts up fresh conversations and can lead to the success you're looking for. You’ll find that with the right tools and mindset at your disposal, the investor who initially told you "no" will become the perfect resource to help finance your film, expand your network, and get your film closer to a green light into production. Teaching you how to turn a “no” into actual financing for your film is producer and executive Sara Elizabeth Timmins, founder of Life Out Loud Films. Sara Elizabeth has raised over $15MM for her own projects using the tactics she is sharing in her webinar. Her films have been seen in theaters, on HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Josh Lucas, Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Sara Elizabeth has found success on numerous films by leveraging people who initially said "no" to an investment but whose connections, resources, and passion helped her save hundreds of thousands of dollars in in-kind, sponsorship, donations and connections. PLUS! Sara Elizabeth will provide you exclusive handouts you can use throughout your financing process. Downloads include: Investor Pitch Flow Chart - This Is A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Navigate An Investor's “No” Into Multiple Options That Can Lead To Money For Your Project Sample Sponsorship Tiers Sample Wish List Sample In-Kind Letter of Intent What you learn from Sara Elizabeth today can help get your movie financed and made tomorrow! Praise For Sara Elizabeth's Previous Stage 32 Webinars "Sara Elizabeth is just phenomenal. She teaches through her experience and successes, which really helped me learn how to navigate my filmmaking process." -- Mary S. "I've taken a handful of filmmaking and producing courses and none have compared to working with Sara Elizabeth. She is not only knowledgeable, but also cares about her students and offers help in any way she can!" -- Amanda B. "Sara Elizabeth really impressed me across the board. Her expertise, personality, and approach to the business and art of making movies is really top notch." -- Nick L.
Every great pitch starts with a great logline and every script you write has a perfect logline, it's your job to discover it. This month we challenged you to write, rewrite or polish your logline(s) and send them our way!
Your film requires a unique budget based on the scale of the story, special effects, stunts, visual aesthetic, insurance, and so much more. But how much is that going to cost you? If you're looking for financing, how do you explain the dollar amount you need to investors? You need a budget. Do you know what budget tier your film is? How to create a production schedule? How to "guesstimate" your costs? How to do a budget display for investors? Well, you're about to find out! Creating a budget is not in your everyday skills, and that's okay! Most writers and directors have never created a budget, making it vital to get the correct information to know what your production needs. Quality budgets are the job of line producers, but they take time to create and are typically expensive. A line producer knows all the crewmembers, equipment, and unique additives that your script requires, as well as where you can save money. But you need this information long before you hire a line producer because you have to create an estimated budget to draw investors. This exclusive Stage 32 webinar shows you how to create an estimated budget for your film, including a Q&A with a professional line producer so that you can receive direct expert knowledge regarding your script. For over a decade, Chris Smith has built budgets working on over ten indie features and has worked as an Executive in Charge of Production, creating reality content for Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, NatGeo, MTV, and more. Having moved through the production ranks, he knows every crew role and rental and why they each require a line item in the budget. He’s also built over a hundred budgets for every type of project you can think of. His budgeting philosophy is simple: measure twice ‘cuz you only shoot once… hopefully. By the end of this exclusive Stage 32 on-demand webinar, you will be able to create an accurate budget estimate and have the confidence to talk about that estimate with any potential investors and professionals that are as excited to get moving on your project as you. You will also: Break down your script for the schedule and budget Understand budget tiers Know what causes unexpected cost increases Looking at "comps" (comparable examples) Learn how to communicate your budget effectively to investors and more! Praise for Chris's Teaching: "Chris is truly a master. I'm appreciative he took the time to be as thorough as he was in this webinar." - Phil M. "I've never done an estimated budget before and Chris included so many things that never occurred to me! After doing my 'guesstimate,' I locked a producer and am about to start my first production ever." - Terry D. "I thought it was very well done. Chris was very straightforward and a pleasure to listen to." - Michael W. "Chris is wonderful! Wealth of knowledge & seems like a really cool, standup guy."- Melissa L. "Chris was great, very clear, knowledgeable and charismatic. As someone who has shot multiple films in the past, some of the first half content was aimed at beginners, but I got my money's worth with his case studies and strategies in the second half. Thank you." - Javier B. "it was great to hear from an LP to walk us through guesstimating a budget. Very useful info. I thoroughly enjoyed it" -Yvette S.
Learn How To Write A Successful Horror Script From Nick Waters, The Writer/Producer Of Paramount's Horror Movie MARGAUX Take home a download of the cold open from Nick's script for MARGAUX! With the recent success of horror films such as SMILE, BARBARIAN and NOPE, it is evident that horror remains one of the most consistently profitable and exciting genres in the industry. This is because horror films can be made for a cost and still yield spectacular returns at the box office. Horror doesn’t rely on big IP, superheroes, or movie stars – what a horror movie needs to deliver is a compelling story, told well, packed with plenty of chills and thrills. However, delivering on this is far easier said than done, and many writers miss important story elements that keep their horror scripts dead in the water. In this exclusive Stage 32 on-demand Webinar, Nick Waters, the writer/producer of Paramount's horror movie MARGAUX and a producer on the horror film SHELTER IN PLACE, will teach you what makes a horror film successful, from developing a marketable and commercial plot, to unique and scary set pieces, to properly structuring and formatting your script to tell the best story possible. You will learn high-level story concepts, tips and tricks to help make your horror script scary and effective, and get an insider perspective on what concepts and types of horror films are currently selling in the marketplace. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of not only how to make your existing scripts stronger, but how to develop and come up with the next big horror hit film!
Learn how to make your acting reel stand out so you book more jobs from Kym Jackson, an actress who has worked on THIS IS US, CRIMINAL MINDS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, S.W.A.T., SNITCH starring Dwayne Johnson, FATAL AFFAIR on Netflix, and more! There are only 3 spots left to work one-on-one with Kym in this rare opportunity that guarantees you focused attention. ***Flexible Learning: if you cannot attend any of the sessions live don't worry - you will be sent the links to the recordings of each session within 48 hours of the live session and you will have direct access to Kym on email to ask her any questions so you can keep up at your own pace and schedule.*** Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details As an actor, your acting reel is one of the most important tools in your professional arsenal. Your reel is a short video that encapsulates your craft and career highlights and shows casting directors, directors, and producers who you are, what you can do and what you have done. While creating a well constructed acting reel might seem like a no brainer, there are several imperative elements to consider when making your acting reel. The length, order of scenes, music, and editing of your reel are crucial in helping you put your best foot forward to industry professionals so you can book the job. Oftentimes, casting directors and producers will turn your reel off after just a few seconds if they don’t like what they see, making it essential that you make a strong impression within the first few seconds of your acting reel. Simply put, your acting reel must look and feel professional if you want to be a working actor. In this exclusive Stage 32 2-part lab, you will not only learn how to build a professional acting reel that will get you noticed, but you will also receive personal guidance and feedback on your current acting reel from an acclaimed acting industry expert. If you don’t have an acting reel yet, that’s fine! You will receive the same personal guidance on how you can and should create your reel that highlights your specific and unique abilities as an actor. Taking you through the step-by-step process of building your professional acting reel is Kym Jackson, working actress and author of the book The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors. Kym is best known for her on-camera work on the hit CBS series CRIMINAL MINDS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the ABC series S.W.A.T. and the movies SNITCH starring Dwayne Johnson, FATAL AFFAIR on Netflix and countless other projects. Kym is also the founder of the Secret Actor Society. Over two interactive sessions, you will learn the fundamental tools to creating an outstanding acting reel and receive personal feedback on your own acting reel. Kym will review your acting reel (or body of work if you don’t yet have a reel) and will take you through a scene-by-scene analysis of how you can improve or build your reel. You’ll walk away from the two interactive sessions completely familiar with professional acting reel structure and the difference between an average reel and a strong, memorable reel that has an impact on the viewer. You’ll be able to see what is missing from those average reels and what to alter to improve yours. To guarantee all students receive ample one-on-one time with Kym, this course has limited enrollment and there are ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT. This is a rare opportunity to work with Kym on your reel and once spots are filled, they are gone for good! Kym has experienced firsthand the power and impact of an effectively crafted acting reel and she will be working with you to supercharge this most important marketing material that you have as an actor to make sure you and your work get noticed. PLUS! You will receive exclusive handouts to help fine tune your acting reel. Downloads include: Link to strong examples of both working actor and new actor reels List of US acting reel editors List of US acting reel taping companies Fundamentals of an Acting Reel Whether you’re a working actor with an existing acting reel that you are looking to level up or just starting your acting journey and need to build your first reel, this lab is the perfect opportunity to work directly with an industry pro to elevate one of your most valuable resources as an actor! "Stage 32 is the leader in entertainment industry education and I am honored they invited me to join their team of expert instructors. The next Meryl Streep or Robin Williams is out there just beginning their career and I love the idea that I might have the privilege of helping them along their journey!" - Kym Jackson
Learn How To Run A Professional Set From A DGA First Assistant Director Who Has Worked With Some Of The Biggest Directors And Showrunners In The Industry Whoever said "time is money" must have been thinking about an Assistant Director's job as the AD Department keeps your trains running on time during physical production. Assistant Directors can make or break your project. If even one member of your AD team is missing or unqualified, it can stall your production and create setbacks you’re not prepared for that can affect your shoot and the entire production. Whether you’re looking to land a job as an AD, build your resume to join the DGA, or you’re a producer or director working to ensure a great production, this course will show you every crucial responsibility and task that assistant directors have and how to excel in this essential role. In this Stage 32 exclusive on-demand course, you’ll dive into all of the AD's production team positions, discussing who does what and how they all work together harmoniously for a smooth production. You’ll break down scripts, learn what to ask the director and producer to create a pre-production plan, and move into creating a calendar and production schedule so that every department is ready when the shoot begins. You’ll cover call sheets, production reports, timeline targets, and even practice breaking down scripts. This is the real nuts and bolts of production that everyone should know. Taking you on this educational journey is DGA first assistant director, Korey Pollard. Korey has worked on films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, STAND BY ME, THAT THING YOU DO, WATERWORLD, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, and SPY KIDS 2, among others, and hit TV shows like DEADWOOD, MONK, GREY’S ANATOMY, SALEM, THE ORVILLE, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, and many more. Korey also holds a position on The First Assistant Director/Unit Production Manager Committee of The Directors Guild of America. Korey will share his first-hand experiences as an assistant director so that you know how to clearly communicate with your director and crew to maximize the potential of any shoot while also being prepared to recover from inevitable missteps. He'll also walk you through several key documents that First A.D.s use including call sheets, production reports, script pages, script breakdowns, and more. After these four sessions, you’ll be on your path to joining the Directors Guild by working as an assistant director. You’ll be prepared to create an achievable production plan and schedule, the tools to work with your team, and know this vital role in making any feature film or television series.