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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Winter
Hybrid
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 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Hybrid courses have both regular remote meeting times and online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.

Available
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Wednesday 6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Location: Online
378043
Fee:
$699.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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Notes

This course includes both online sessions and classroom meetings. Refer to course syllabus for online session details. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 6, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 13, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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