PRODUCTION VALUE

The European Scheduling & Budgeting Workshop

Why Production Value?

What is Production Value?

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Production Value is a 7-day residential workshop simulating the pre-preparations for 6 existing film projects, and ultimately delivering professional budgets and shooting schedules.

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Working in teams of two, Junior Line Producers and Assistant Directors from all over Europe are assigned real projects in development, brought to the workshop by Directors and Producers. The teams are coached by top-level European Line Producers and 1st Assistant Directors, to ensure that, in the given circumstances and at the week’s end, they will have achieved the best budgets and schedules possible.

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Everybody — Juniors and Seniors alike — is assigned a project from other countries than their own. Directors and Producers play an important part in the process: they provide the main parameters of the projects and, at the end, they join the workshop to discuss the various concepts, options and results.

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Before the workshop starts, Juniors are expected to draft on their own a first budget or a first schedule, based on preliminary information provided by the Producers of the projects. Skype conferences between Juniors & Seniors are regularly held to share and define the parameters that each project has in common with the others.

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The first 5 days are spent in reorienting or refining the options and entering the data for each project. Day 6 and Day 7 are devoted to the Directors’ and Producers’ visit, during which adjustments, presentation of results and evaluation take place.

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English is the working language. Every participant is equipped with the international industry-standard licences of MM Budgeting 7 and MM Scheduling 5 softwares.

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Information pertinent to working conditions for filming in each country involved in the projects is provided beforehand. Missing information is to be researched by the Juniors as part of the process.

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The seminar is completed with plenary sessions devoted to general topics related to Line Producing and Assistant-Directing, as well as case studies by the Seniors.

Through its project-based approach, the workshop is a unique occasion to:

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