Virtual Events

Networking

Our industry is changing fast. Stay connected. Join us for virtual networking and webinar events for filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, cast, crew and content creators in the film and television industry.

Free Virtual Networking Event

THE BUSINESS SIDE OF PRODUCING

FRIDAY, Nov. 20th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (PST)


Join us for a zoom meeting with filmmakers from around the world. We will discuss the business side of Feature Films and Narrative Series.

Our special guests is  Bruce Nahin, Business Affairs consultant.  

Bruce is a prolific Business Affairs consultant with over 200 IMDB credit to his name. Nahin is involved in approximately 30 projects per year and will provide the project with stellar advice pertaining to the business of film making. He was a music lawyer throughout the eighties and nineties providing business affairs to recording stars and record labels. Nahin loves mentoring and teaching young film makers which is why he now works almost exclusively with Indie productions.

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3 Free Virtual Meetings Left In 2020

We are hosting three virtual networking and educational sessions for those interested in the film and television industries.

New to the industry? Are you a seasoned pro that would like to make some new contacts? Set aside some time for these powerful and intimate free networking sessions. Get to know your peers and check out our upcoming interviews with seasoned industry professionals. 

Topic: The Business Side of Producing

  • Friday, Nov 20, 2020: 3p-5p PST

Topic: Working With A Post Production Supervisor

  • Friday, Dec 04, 2020: 3p-5p PST

Topic: Looking For A Sales Agent

  • Friday, Dec 11, 2020: 3p-5p PST
Premium Webinar
How To Budget A Feature Film Screenplay

December 12, 2020 from 9:00a-1:00p PST

This is an interactive webinar with opportunities for Q&A presented by William Garcia. Webinar instruction begins with a full description of the job requirements and responsibilities of a Line Producer. Covered topics include script breakdowns, creation of stripboard schedules, and Production Focus and Analysis. Participants will learn how to analyze a script for scheduling and budgeting. Registration is $50 USD. This event will not be recorded.

During the webinar, you will gain an understanding of the following facets of Line Producing:

  • Responsibilities of the Line Producer and UPM
  • Working with the Accounting Department
  • Payroll Companies
  • Union Contracts ( DGA, IATSE, SAG/AFTRA, and TEAMSTERS)
  • Low Budget Agreements
  • Units of pay
  • Fringes & Taxes
  • Tax Credit
  • The role of contingency
  • The importance of the top sheet
  • Insurance
  • Film Permits

Additional information will include call sheets, production reports, time cards, as well as how to properly handle insurance, overtime, set operations, crew hiring, and vendor interaction, and the importance of tax credits and production incentives. We will also discuss possible Union and Government requirements for filming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will provide the participants with the basic knowledge to make their projects a reality.

 

Dec 12, 2020 Webinar Registration - Click Here -

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William Garcia

William Garcia, is an award-winning producer based in Los Angeles, California. Having a passion for television and film, he has over 25 years of experience. His credits include Obsession, starring Brad Dourif and Mekhi Phifer, released by Goldwyn Mayer Films, H8ters for studio Astronauts Wanted/Sony Entertainment, and the 2020 hit horror film Followed. The horror film was one of the biggest theatrical hits during the pandemic before studio films started returning to theaters. According to The Number Followed is in the top 20 Box Office Performance for Horror Movies in 2020. The film distributed by Global View Entertainment was also featured as a Hot New Release on Amazon, Itunes, and other streaming platforms. His next movie Samland is in post-production, and he's in pre-production of Tension, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of the Saw film series franchise fame with Rebel Way Entertainment. William is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

William Garcia
CEO @Playworld Pictures

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 Mikel worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. He has also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, Mikel is the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres. He is also the author of the ebook "Film Festival Submitter's Handbook" which offers tips and guidance for filmmakers to help package and prepare their creative work for submission on the Film Festival Circuit. 

Mikel Fair
Director @ Film Festival Circuit, LLC

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Everyone Is Welcome!

There will be more virtual networking meetings and webinars in 2021.

We look forward to seeing new faces at our future meetings.