During this intensive five-day course, we will explore all the necessary procedures, attitudes, techniques, paperwork and responsibilities of the Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director to plan and run a large or small film production. Using a script provided by the instructor, participants will create a production plan, breakdown the script, create a production board, shooting schedule, day-out-of-days and draft a preliminary budget. The class will scout locations and review production procedures, a day on set including call sheets, continuity notes and wrap reports. Related topics such as tax incentives, union agreements and safety guidelines with be introduced. Experience and film anecdotes will be shared. Several handouts, reference lists and production forms will be given out containing information students will find helpful long after this class has ended. The material covered is applicable to various level budgets for film, video, television, corporate, commercial and new media projects.