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Film/TV Producing for Beginners

February 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: Tuesday Evenings – 6pm to 8pm
Dates: February 2 to March 23, 2021
Where: Online (this course will be recorded so participants for those who have scheduling issues)
Fee: $80 plus tax ($92 in total – send e-transfers to info@filmpei.com)


FilmPEI has a ‘pay what you wish’ option for members. (contact info@filmpei.com for more info)
This course will be free for Film4Ward producers.
FilmPEI is presenting this online workshop series to introduce new producers to the world of producing.

In this workshop producer Walter Forsyth will go through all the practical details you should think of when developing and producing a narrative fiction film. Choosing the right project, building a team, the shoot itself and what to do with your film to get you to the next phase of your career will all be touched on in this series.
This program is good for:

    • filmmakers who have to self produce and want a comprehensive to do list
    • filmmakers who want to learn the role and importance of a producer and how having a producer frees up the director to focus on their creative vision
    • people with entrepreneurial souls interested in helping filmmakers tell their stories

Course outline:

Week 1: What is Producing
Week 2: Intellectual Property and Development
Week 3: Funding and Pitching
Week 4: Pre-production
Week 5: Production
Week 6: Post-Production
Week 7: Marketing
Week 8: Festivals and Making Money


Instructor Bio:
Walter Forsyth is the producer of Shandi Mitchell’s feature film, The Disappeared, nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. He won TIFF’s 2011 Pitch This! award and received a Sundance Doc Fund grant. Walter also produced the Andrea Dorfman/Tanya Davis short “How To Be Alone” and wrote and directed several award winning documentaries including 30 Takes: Three decades of Independent Filmmaking in Atlantic Canada, LSD 25 and Nova Scotia Folk Art. As the Executive Director of The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative Walter founded the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. He’s also has worked as a programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival and has been on the board of directors at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and DOC Atlantic. Walter teaches film studies and is the Development Coordinator at Lunenburg Doc Fest.


February 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm