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Building a Career as a TV or Film Producer

This course offers an overview of the producer’s role in the film and TV industries. In this hands-on workshop, explore the numerous facets of the producer’s role by exploring the responsibilities and demands of producing a real or hypothetical film or TV project of your own. Gain experience in defining your project’s target audience, analyzing scripts and stories to gauge expenses, developing budgets, making plans for structuring and soliciting funding, casting actors and extras, and exploring distribution opportunities. Learn how producers manage relationships with studios, financiers, talent, and agents throughout the entire production process. Complete a series of hands-on exercises to formulate a plan that will take your project from pre- to postproduction.

This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Writing and Producing for Film and Television. It may be taken to pursue the certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the leadership and collaborative role required to be an effective producer who meets the needs of filmmaking and TV teams
  • A comprehensive understanding of how a producer navigates budgets, casting, packaging, festivals, sales and distribution, marketing, and promotion

Ideal for

  • Anyone seeking to learn the creative, practical, and business processes involved in producing a film or TV series
  • Those who are interested in pursuing a career as a film or TV producer
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      Jun 3 - Jul 22
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      TaufiQue, Simon
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $999