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The Business of Production

January 10, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$25-100

Workshop 3 of The Business of Filmmaking Workshop series

This series will provide a comprehensive look at taking your script to the screen including how to set up your production company, finalize your script and budget, prepare a pitch package, find funding options, and processes and tasks of pre-production.

Led by Iocal PGA Producer, Marcie Gibboney, this educational series consists of presentations, discussion, and workshopping your project, all designed to advance your film effectively through the business of filmmaking.

This third workshop will provide filmmakers with the next steps after your project has funding and is greenlit. Focus will be on the processes and tasks during the pre-production process including finalizing your script and creating the production budget to set up insurance and contracts with the unions. These insights will help ensure that you have a strong infrastructure to make your project a success.

  • This workshop is offered as a pay-what-you-can-afford model from $25-100.
  • Artist Foundry members receive a $25 discount off the $100 workshop cost,
  • Scholarships to cover the full cost of the workshop are available through generous grant funding from the American Rescue Plan Act brought to us by the Salt Lake Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. Please reach out amadden@utahfilmcenter.org if this is right for you.
Marcie Gibboney

With over 30 years of business experience including development and delivery of corporate training programs, Marcie has been able to successfully combine this experience with her current career in film and TV production over the last 15 years. She has worked as a Producer, Production Manager/Supervisor, Production Accountant and AD with both large studios and independent production companies. Working with the Utah Film Commission to create the Production Assistant Training program, additional workshops have been developed to create a detailed curriculum. 

Marcie is a moderator and co-instructor for the PA training classes and the co-creator, with the Utah Film Commission, of the training program. Marcie has also created classes in accounting, budgeting and the structures for the grip & electric training as well the Focus is Female Workshops. 

She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  

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