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D.C. – Line Producing two-day program with Marueen Ryan – March 9 & 10 – Fee


This 2-day training course will teach members the essential skills of Line Producing – from pre-production through post-production. This step-by-step workshop focuses on what you need to know to line produce LOW BUDGET INDEPENDENT SCRIPTED projects, NOT studio films, network films/television or reality shows. Throughout the two days, you’ll learn how to breakdown a script, schedule and budget for low budget scripted film projects. Post-production topics will include deliverables and licensing. This is not an intro class – the expectation is that you know how to create/read a simple budget. The seminar is taught by PGA member/Producer Maureen A. Ryan.

*Please note there will be a homework assignment given out at end of Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s curriculum.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2019

Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm each day

Each day will include an hour for walkaway lunch
Coffee, Tea and Water will be provided each morning

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
1771 N. Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tickets and Cancellation Deadline

PGA members’ discounted rate – $149/2-day seminar (early bird)

Non-member price $299/2 day seminar (after April 20th) plus $9.51 credit card processing fee

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE*: https://www.eventbee.com/v/hop1984/event?eid=126375054#/tickets
*By purchasing tickets, your contact information will be retained by a source outside of the PGA. Registration is for both days

Event details can also be found on the PGA website here.

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Day 1 – 10:00am-5:00pm
• How to read a script / treatment
• Script breakdown
• Scheduling principles
• Stripboard creation
• How to schedule a day
• Call sheet creation
• Budgeting analysis and creation
• Budgeting line-by-line creation with budgeting assignment guidelines
Day 2 – 10:00am-5:00pm

• Budgeting assignment
• Pre-production timeline and duties
• Overview of union contracts
• Post production overview
• Licensing / Rights acquisition for music & archival
• Deliverables

Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in New York concentrating on feature films and documentaries. She is co-producer of James Marsh’s “Man on Wire”, a documentary that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary and the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. She is also the Production Advisor for “Making a Murderer” for Netflix and Executive Producer for “Penny Black”, a non-fiction series. Her television credits also include Co-Executive Producer on “Stanistan”, an hour-long dramatic pilot for the USA Network. Ryan’s other producer credits include “Project NIM”, “The Gates”, “Bomber”, “Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway”, “The Team”, “The King”, “Torte Bluma”, “Last Hand Standing”, “Wisconsin Death Trip”, “1971 (Re-creations)” and “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Re-creations)”. Currently Chair and Director of Production at Columbia University’s Graduate Film program, her books include “Producer to Producer: A Step-by- Step Guide to Low Budget Independent Film Producing, 2nd edition” and “Film+Video Budgets, 6th Edition”. Additional awards for past work include two Sundance Awards, two BAFTAs, a Peabody award, an IDA award, three AICP awards, a Billboard award, a Freddie, a CMA award, an ACM award, 11 Addys and 5 Tellys. She has taught seminars in Beijing, China, Amman, Jordan, Kinshasa, Congo, New Orleans, LA, Washington, DC and Rockport, ME.


Ms. Ryan taught this program for WIFV a few years ago and it was very well-received.