Learn the Business Basics of Indie Filmmaking with Linda Burns—This Saturday!

Looking for ways to move forward with your feature film? Longtime producer and production supervisor Linda Burns has the information you need. Education Programmer for the Georgia Production Partnership and executive member of the Atlanta Film Festival and Core of Culture boards, Burns is a seasoned production ally ready to teach you the importance of development.

Learn the following and more this Saturday at The Lovett School:

  • What is development and why is it so important?
  • When do I create a marketing and distribution plan?
  • How does financing work - from grants to crowd-funding to private investment?
  • How does product placement work?
  • What content goes into a business proposal?
  • What is a breakdown and schedule?
  • How do I craft a budget?
  • When do I need an entertainment attorney?
  • What contracts are important?
  • How do I find good cast and crew?
  • Is insurance necessary?
  • What kinds do I need?
  • How do I find financing and distribution?
  • What do finance and distribution deals looks like?
  • How do the GA tax incentives work?
  • How can attending festivals help?

"By doing your homework before financing begins, you can mitigate your risks before production starts, increasing your chances of a successful production," says Burns.

This Business Basics of Indie Filmmaking workshop is part of the Atlanta Film Festival's year-round slate of programming curated and presented to our Atlanta audience in service of our mission: to lead the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. 

This five hour intensive is offered to Members of either ATLFF or GPP for $30 off the regular price!