Intro - Theory and Hands-on
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Film Co-op Members: 
Class Limit: 
Britany Sparrow
NB Film Co-op, downstairs resource centre
732 Charlotte Street, Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Fredericton , NB
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

The production manager on an independent production wears many hats in contrast to a commercial production. This workshop will cover: being hired as a volunteer PM, budgeting and breakdowns; setting up the production office where ever that may be; hiring volunteer crew with the director; workspace organization; production scheduling; locations, daily production reports; location management; petty cash; deal memos; cast contracts, craft services and much, much more!

First ADs must be authoritative team-leaders and motivators, whilst also being approachable team players. They need exceptional organizational and time-management skills. The ability to plan ahead, trouble-shoot and pay close attention to detail is vital. Overall, they provide the key link between the Director, the cast and the crew, whilst also liaising with the production office, and providing regular progress reports about the shoot.

Instructor's Biography: 
Britany Sparrow is originally from Vernon, British Columbia, and has been making films in New Brunswick since 2006. After graduating from UNB with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a certificate in Film and Video Production, Britany joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers' Co-operative, and she directed her first short film (The Perfect Cliché) in 2007. Since then she has directed 7 films including The Morning After (Short Film Venture), True Hollywood Romance, Gamers: A Love Story (on CBC Download), Chopsticks (NB Joy), Here Without You, and Co-Ed, a collaboration with writer/director Gordon Mihan. In 2011, Britany was awarded the Recognition Award for a person, group, or organization who has contributed to film and video in the province of New Brunswick in a volunteer capacity at the Silver Wave Film Festival. She is the President of the NBFC, a WIFT-AT member and former board member, and was formerly the editor for WIFT-AT’s newsletter Tidings. Britany currently lives in New Maryland, NB with her soundman and their three cats. Britany is currently in pre-production for her 8th film, Friend Zone, for which she received an artsnb Creation Grant in 2017.
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