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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.



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
Even with the advent of Self Distribution and cheap cameras, there's still lots of reason to try to attach a recognizable star to your film. Here are 5 of them https://www.theguerrillarep.com/blog/why-you-still-need-name-talent-in-your-indiefilm
What do Stephen Spielberg and Steve Jobs have in common? They're both two of the most influential entrepreneurs of our generation. Here's why Filmmakers are entrepreneurs. https://www.theguerrillarep.com/blog/6-reasons-why-filmmakers-are-entrepreneurs
If you want to get profitable distribution, you need to know what a deal looks like. http://www.theguerrillarep.com/blog/the-7-main-indiefilm-deal-points

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Think "Back to the Future" meets the History Channel
When a brother and sister learn, from their grandfather, that they can travel back in time, and visit some of our countries greatest historical figures. When those from history are still in their...
ESTECO, LA SOBERBIA,LA SODOMA SURAMERICANA Obra digna de ser patrocinada para cine, teatro y televisión, necesito una productora, que distribuya y financie impresionante historia real,...

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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...

Teens be creative, and inspired by the professional filmmakers introduced to the creativity &...

Quiet On The Set! Teen Filmmakers Program, LLC teaches film production to inner city urban teens from scriptwriting, cinematography, to the editing of their own film. The process of the program provides teens with opportunities to be creative, and inspired by the professional filmmakers that...

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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The first day of shooting is always chaotic, and generally comes soon enough that you wish you had more time to prepare.  But just because you haven’t had as much time as you might like in preproduction, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit the ground running on the first day of principal...
If you’re a filmmaker, you’re probably thinking about how you can get your next project made.  For your first few projects, that’s fine.  You’ve got to figure out what sort of stories you want to tell, and what your personal style is.  However, you should also be thinking about how to...
Last week I wrote about how despite this company being primarily run by two CisHet white guys, we still think that diversity in film and media is absolutely vital.  Well, the same is still true, but our advisory board is 100% female, so we practice what we preach when it comes to the topic of...

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I just got myself a brand new office at the 9th Street Independent Film Center, and I'm looking to rent a couple of desks. If you're looking for a place to work that isn't your kitchen or...

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