A World of International Filmmaking

FILM TV X 431

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…

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Hybrid
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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: the Film Commission, the financing available, the approval process, the locations and climate, the facilities, budgets, the unions and working practices, the Co-Production Treaties, and the 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 2019 Schedule

Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.

Available
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Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA
365298
Fee:
$699.00
28 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

No meetings January 21; February 18.

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 22, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 9, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Jan 16, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Jan 23, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Jan 30, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Feb 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Feb 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Feb 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Feb 27, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Mar 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Mar 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250
Lecture
Wed Mar 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2250

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