Courses / Summer Session

Summer 2023

  • Pitch to Production

    176 | CCN: 13476

    J. Mira Kopell

    Location: 142 Dwinelle

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 9am-12pm

    4 Units

    Students are introduced to the basic concepts, terms and principles of producing so that they can effectively and efficiently develop their own project proposal and financial strategy. Unit topics include creating a “pitch” proposal/package, methods of fundraising/financing, legal and ethical issues, managing the production cycle, and securing distribution. This class will use a variety of case studies based on Bay Area films. Through these case studies the class will explore a range of projects and cover the diverse strategies used to produce them. One or more guest speakers (filmmakers and/or industry experts) will hold a Q&A with the instructor and students.

    The class is one of the three courses offered for a Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions.