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Description:

This course focuses on the business aspect of being a successful film producer. The pivotal role of the film producer in ensuring the success of a film requires that the producer wear different hats, both creative and otherwise. As the manager of the film project, the producer is involved in both the creative and the hard-nosed business aspects of the project and must, therefore, be well versed in both aspects. However, most producers in Nigeria are wont to emphasise the creative aspects more than the business ones. But a large part of a film’s success ultimately is determined by how much acumen and control the producer has over the business aspect of the project. As such, the producer needs to understand the intricacies of raising funds and investment financing, project management, human resource management, organising film schedules, structuring budgets, planning distribution and marketing as well as managing film shoots. Towards this end, this course is aimed at equipping producers with some of the skills they need to fulfil their role.

Programme Structure:

The Executive Programme on the Business of Film for Film Producers will run as a live-in course, and participants will be housed. The programme will consist of lectures and practical work. Participants will be expected to apply the learning points of the different modules to individual film projects that they will develop in the course of the programme. These projects will be presented for assessment at the end of the programme.

Objective:

This programme is aimed at equipping film producers with the requisite business skills that they require to successfully produce a film.

Modules:

  • Legal Issues: Contracts and Copyright
  • Financing, Business Planning and Investment Financing
  • Casting
  • Project Feasibility
  • Budget and Scheduling
  • Distribution and Marketing

Supported By:

This course is supported by Filmhouse Cinemas.

For Whom: Practicing and aspiring film producers.

Cost: N300,000

Cost components: The fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals for the period.

Dates: 7th – 13th May, 2018

Venue: School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University Main Campus, Km 52 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos

Duration: Six days

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Enquiries:

Opeyemi Gazali – 234 806 638 5629

Email – info@smc.edu.ng