What Is the Job of a UPM? Production Management Process, Practical Tips, How to Avoid Problems & Case Studies

Hosted by Rosi Acosta

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Rosi Acosta

Webinar hosted by: Rosi Acosta

Unit Production Manager, DGA

Rosi Acosta is a Unit Production Manager, DGA, who has worked on over 75 TV and Film projects and over 100 commercials. She is a valued name in Hollywood as a top UPM who's worked on films such as DRIVEN, SPEED KILLS, IMPRISONED and many more.   With over three decades of experience, Rosi has worked internationally with production companies from US, Europe, Russia and Latin America.   She began as a Casting Director 32 years ago in Puerto Rico working for director Marcos Zurinaga at Zaga Films where she became one of the top Casting Directors in the Island. After working as such for a few years, she wanted to expand her horizons in production moving on to work with the most important TV producer in the Island, Gabriel Suau, in Telemundo-Puerto Rico, where she worked for several years in various TV shows and telenovelas.   Then her break to become a UPM came when she was recommended to do the job in a Mexican telenovela for Televisa. That was the project that made her realize that working as a UPM for non local productions was her dream come true.   Her extensive experience includes teaching, coordinating over 54 workshops and seminars and an active lobbyist on all film related legislation and affairs which have made her a leader in the industry. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar Rosi Acosta (UPM, DGA) will be going over her 30 years of experience as a UPM working on over 100 film, television and commercial shoots on projects such as DRIVEN, SPEED KILLS, IMPRISONED and more

Rosi will explain, in an easy to understand/straightforward way, many concepts that are learned only in the trenches about what a Unit Production Manager does and what impact can production management have for the whole film team. You will acquire a wider view and understanding of the elements you should take into account when planning a film successfully and how to properly manage any film project.

Plus! Rosi will be going over case studies from projects she's worked on!

 

What You'll Learn

The Production Management Process

  • Overview of filmmaking as a business.
  • Who is part of the production office team?
  • Who is the UPM and what do they do?
  • DGA and Production Manager titles
  • Duties and skills needed of a UPM

The Production Bible

  • It's interdependent relationship and compatibility to the production.
  • Production Value formula

Preparing for Production

  • The job of a UPM during the various stages of production
  • Budgeting & Scheduling

Unions, Insurance & Completion Bonds

Hiring Dependent Elements

MAPWACS – Explaining the expensive elements from several film genres and their impact during budgeting.

What Makes a Movie Expensive? What elements that are present that will make any budget increase

Production Management Documents

Q&A with Rosi

About Your Instructor

Rosi Acosta is a Unit Production Manager, DGA, who has worked on over 75 TV and Film projects and over 100 commercials. She is a valued name in Hollywood as a top UPM who's worked on films such as DRIVEN, SPEED KILLS, IMPRISONED and many more.
 
With over three decades of experience, Rosi has worked internationally with production companies from US, Europe, Russia and Latin America.
 
She began as a Casting Director 32 years ago in Puerto Rico working for director Marcos Zurinaga at Zaga Films where she became one of the top Casting Directors in the Island. After working as such for a few years, she wanted to expand her horizons in production moving on to work with the most important TV producer in the Island, Gabriel Suau, in Telemundo-Puerto Rico, where she worked for several years in various TV shows and telenovelas.
 
Then her break to become a UPM came when she was recommended to do the job in a Mexican telenovela for Televisa. That was the project that made her realize that working as a UPM for non local productions was her dream come true.
 
Her extensive experience includes teaching, coordinating over 54 workshops and seminars and an active lobbyist on all film related legislation and affairs which have made her a leader in the industry.

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