The Film Commission is presenting a producer’s workshop at the end of the month, which will be taught by Tom Busch.  Tom is a producer and UPM (Unit Production Manager) who has worked on many Hollywood productions like The Strangers, Stir of Echoes, and the Barbershop movies.  The amazing part is he will be using our screenplay to demonstrate budgeting and script breakdown to the class.  Score!

We’ve already had several conference calls with Tom where he walked us through how he broke the script into its elements, prepared a preliminary shooting schedule, and figured out where and how to stretch our budget.

Tom’s been incredibly helpful and has had a number of ideas that will really make our movie feel like a bigger production.  Our favorite is about the scene set at the talent show.  He suggested we dress many of the residents in the audience in some sort of recital costume (magician, clown, dancers), because they would have performed too, not just our stars on stage.  This is going to be such a fun scene!