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Locations Breakdown: Deconstructing an Unknown Production Department

Acting as liaison between production crews and the community at large, the locations department is an integral part of any successful film, TV, or commercial shoot. With so many productions currently shooting in NYC, there is an urgent need for more industry professionals to enter this field at all levels. What’s more, moving up through locations is a common track toward production manager and line producer positions. In this class, get a crash course in the various responsibilities of the locations department. Lessons include collaboration with directors, community and police relationships, contracts and permits, tech scout prep, and much more. Also, gain hands-on experience in scouting. Guest speakers will share lessons learned on some of the biggest film shoots in NYC history. Between these exciting guests and the experienced instructor, you will be treated to an array of sometimes mortifying, sometimes hilarious stories aimed at augmenting the week’s lessons.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role of the locations department in the entertainment industry
  • Experience scouting locations for productions

Ideal for

  • Those who are looking to break into film and TV production
  • Production assistants and entertainment freelancers searching for additional pathways toward career growth
  • Movie buffs who are fascinated by the inner workings of film production
  • Residents of popular filming neighborhoods who want to understand how to work better with film productions
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jul 9 - Jul 30
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $350