PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND THE AD ON SET

(Intro – Theory)
Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fee: 
Film Co-op Members: 
$25.00
Non-Members: 
$35.00
Class Limit: 
10
Instructor: 
Britany Sparrow
Location: 
New Brunswick Film Co-op, basement resource centre, Charlotte Street Arts Centre
732 Charlotte Street
Fredericton , NB
Canada
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

(Film Co-op Members are required to take this workshop before they direct/produce their own projects through the Film Co-op)

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 8 films including The Morning After (Short Film Venture), True Hollywood Romance, Gamers: A Love Story (on CBC Download), Chopsticks (NB Joy), Here Without You, Co-Ed (collaboration with writer/director Gordon Mihan), and Friend Zone (artsnb). She has also co-produced 3 short films including Strange Hobby (dir. Allen Galloway), Gary (dir. Jon Brenan), and Zombies vs. Cannibals (dir. Rob Gemmell). Britany has worked on over 60 film and video projects including short films, feature films, training videos, tv pilots, and webseries. Most recently she was the Assistant Director for the short films March 2.4 (dir. Kaitlyn Adair and Bronwen Mosher) and North (dir. Jillian Acreman), as well we the co-creator of the award-winning 48 Hour Festival film Growing Younger. 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 former board member of WIFT-AT, 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.
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