A World of International Filmmaking

FILM TV X 431

Learn the elements and stages to producing films outside of the U.S. Topics include: film commissions, financing, locations and climate, facilities, budgets, unions and working practices, co-production treaties, and local partners and distributors.

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Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn the intricacies of producing films in foreign countries, including financing, the approval process, locations, climate, and working practices
  • Understand co-production treaties and the local partners and distributors
  • Identify local tax credits available in territories
  • Recognize tax shelters and how to apply them to a financing plan

About this course:

As the business of film has become more reliant on the international market, so has the production of film. Both studio and independent producers alike must understand the ever-evolving rules and principles to producing in countries around the world. This course provides thorough and practical instruction on all the elements and stages to producing films outside of the United States. Every week, case studies explore specific, real-life films, which follow the processes involved in producing films internationally, and compare the differences among the territories. The following topics are discussed each week for specific countries: film commissions, available financing, the approval process, locations and climate, facilities, budgets, unions and working practices, co-production treaties, and local partners and distributors. At the end of each session, students have the tools to produce a film in the region discussed that week. The course also examines the broader concepts of international co-productions, available international film treaties, and their practical applications. Beyond the local tax credits available in territories, instruction also covers "soft equity" and tax shelters where available, and how to apply them to a financing plan. Some sessions include a visit from a territory's local film office and/or local producers to provide additional insight to the country.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
371571
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Lecture
Wed Jan 8, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Jan 15, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Jan 22, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Jan 29, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Feb 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Feb 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Feb 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Feb 26, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Mar 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Mar 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Wed Mar 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25

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