For Aspiring Producers
Whether you’re an actor, director, writer, an aspiring business professional or a passionate creative interested in how the production industry works, this series will save you time and money. Producer Essentials: A Comprehensive Guide to Business Affairs and Production Law for Film & Television offers you the tools you need to effectively navigate the Film & TV production landscape and get your first project off the ground.
Learn from the very best
Developed and designed by top entertainment lawyers, Lori Massini & Heather Watt, Producer Essentials brings together current industry legal experts & business professionals to provide step-by-step instruction, essential information & firsthand experience into every video session.
Master Class Instruction
Through 12 video sessions across 16 hours of content, this self-paced course covers all aspects of producing a film or television production, from financing the project and post-production requirements to marketing and pitching your project to investors, festivals and distributors.
Part 1: Pre-Production/Production
Part 2: Financing
Part 3: Post Production
Learn from the best
Vice President, Legal Affairs, Thunderbird Studios
Massini practices entertainment law, acting as production counsel for networks such as Disney, Nickelodeon and the Food Network
Producer, Napoleon Dynamite
Covel is a Los Angeles based Film and Television Producer whose credits include Fox Searchlight, MTV Films & Paramount Pictures
Canadian Entertainment Lawyer of the Year 2021
Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. Parker has been recognized on multiple Best Lawyer Lists as a leading entertainment lawyer in Canada.
Executive Producer & Entertainment Lawyer, Sepia Films
Roberts has produced numerous feature films and is involved in the development and production of Sephia’s feature film slate.
Senior Business Affairs Executive, First Look Media
Hodgson has provided executive producing on more than 75 non-scripted including Chopped Canada, Yukon Gold and The Oland Murder
Director and Senior Counsel, Marketing Legal, Netflix
Perry regularly advises on films, documentaries and animation with experience at Netflix and NBCUniversal.
Hollywood Reporter Magazine Top 100 Lawyers
Callif is a founding partner of Donaldson + Callif and is considered the go-to attorney for Hollywood’s most acclaimed producers
VP of Business and Legal Affairs, Reel One Entertainment
Wheeler has over 25 years of experience in television, film and digital media
VP of Post Production, Sony Pictures
Sivkov has post-supervised on Greyhound (Apple TV+), The Last Word (Bleecker Street Films) and more.
Olympic Gold Medalist & Film Producer
Mellinghaus started in the film industry 30 years ago and currently acts as the VP, Production for Bron Studios and as a Freelance Producer and Line Producer.
Entertainment Law Partner, Weintraub Tobin
Sattler is a shareholder in Weintraub Tobin’s entertainment group with work on Bird Box, Cold Pursuit and Locked Down as a Production Attorney