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Producer Foundry

A Business School for Independent Film and a Community for Entrepreneurial Filmmakers.
San Francisco, California

We are a group of film and media producers with the entrepreneurial spirit. We are a hub for filmmakers who think like entrepreneurs (or who want to think like entrepreneurs), creating projects that actually make money. We are a place to gather and talk about the challenges of living and working in independent film, and to meet people who can help you overcome those challenges. We are a nexus for filmmakers who realize you can't make a movie by yourself, and that there's so much more to filmmaking than just making the film.

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Hi Group! I'm putting together a presentation for film and production school seniors and grad students focusing on starting your career. Ben made some excellent points in his article, 7 Pieces of Advice from an Executive Producer to a Film Student. Aside from building your social media brand and networking what are some suggestions you would give to a new grad looking to get into the business? Thanks! Steve ---- Steve Lack US Business Development Manager The Mandy Network 646-854-5789 stevel@mandy.com
5 comments | 8/31/18
Hey All, We're having a pretty big influx of people to the group, so I thought I'd start an introductions thread. So if you're seeing this, please add a comment with the following. I'll Start after I post this. 1. Where you're from 2. What you do in film 3. What's the last film you saw in a theater?
Considering crowdfunding your feature film? This timeline can help you prep. https://www.theguerrillarep.com/blog/april-04th-2018

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The escapades of a guy who owns a pot store.
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Think "Back to the Future" meets the History Channel
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What they don't teach you in Film School

This will be a personal Producer instuctor workshop where each student will learn how each crew position helps create characters and the storyline on set. Not only actors create characters, the crew helps develop the character performance and their personality. This is NOT a bootcamp or will you...

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A 90-minute Webinar about the American Film Market featuring Ben Yennie and Tanya Kersey

If you want to make a living as a filmmaker while making anything except commercials or industrials, you're going to have to attend the American Film Market. But AFM has a culture all it's own, and without some guidance, it's hard to find success. That's why we're happy to bring you this webinar...

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How did I raise money for Devouring Venus? First, I went through all of my contacts: relatives; business; friends, and social contacts. I sent them the following email, which successfully helped us secure our film financing:   Sample Email to Potential Film Investors “For some of you, this...
No Filmmaker is an island, and everyone needs support from time to time.  So with that in mind, here are 10 of our  ITVS The Independent Television Service (ITVS) is the funding Arm for PBS Documentaries.  So if you’re interested in making documentaries, you’re going to need to be aware...
Being a great independent filmmaker requires constant growth.  That’s part of why we have this blog.  But we’re not the only ones sharing information on how to build a successful film company.  So in a follow-up to our post about our favorite skill-building podcasts, we’re sharing some...

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