Plan and manage a film project as a production manager, assistant director or line producer

Tim Broekema

All film projects have scheduling and budgeting issues. This workshop is for professional and aspiring producers, production managers, ADs and PAs who want to learn to be line producers, unit production managers, and assistant directors on feature films and television productions.

The class examines all of the necessary procedures, workflow, techniques, and paperwork needed to plan and run large and small film productions. Working with a television or feature film script, students break it down, create a production board, and produce a shooting schedule. The class solves production and budget issues, scouts locations and completes the deal sheets and forms used to run multi-million dollar projects.

The course includes a notebook of handouts, reference lists and various form, all of which are useful to students after the workshop. While feature films are stressed, the material is applicable to low-budget films, corporate and video projects.


Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a producer and director that has been involved in over 100 film, television, web and music videos/commercials. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on over 30 feature films and television programs, including the Emmy award-winning 24, Clockwatchers, Kalifornia, and Daughters of the Dust. Previous producing credits include the Emmy nominated, award winning feature documentary Houston We Have a Problem; the live action portions for the EA video game, Need for Speed: Undercover, with Maggie Q; and the television pilot, Finding Hope, with Chris Mulkey, James Morrison, and Molly Quinn. Recently directing projects include a documentary for and Mandala, a five camera live concert performance with world musician, David Arkenstone and a live interview/talk show for Brandu

Previous producing credits include Black. White. for FX television, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC and the IFC critically acclaimed comedy series, Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. He served as the Supervising Producer on the film, We'll Always Have Dingle, shot in Kerry County, Ireland. His dramatic blues film, Travelin' Trains (, aired nationally on A&E and won a dozen national and international film festival awards including the CINE Golden Eagle. In 2001, he co-produced the 13-part documentary series on high school students, Senior Year, for PBS. 

He has written and directed projects for Disney Interactive, Saban Entertainment, The Discovery Channel, Image America, Why Communications, United Way, Turner Broadcasting, and the Atlanta Project. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America. In June 2010, he received the Rawartists award. More information on his production company can be found at 

He has taught numerous media workshops on production, producing, union rules not only in the United States but in the Ireland, the Cayman Islands, and in Canada.  For the last 5 years, he has been mentoring filmmakers with an individualized, tutorial-based instruction program One on One Film Training.

A graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in film, Eric still considers his best and most challenging work to be raising his two daughters.


Course Dates

Sep 21 to Sep 27



Class Size