Film Industry Training Seminars LLC
PRODUCTION OFFICE COORDINATOR
Beyond The Basics | Film Crew Essentials
Carol Kravetz - IATSE Production Office Coordinator
TWO (2) DAY SEMINAR
Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 10am-5pm
Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 10am-5pm
Days Inn * Lisbon OH 44432
The heart and headquarters of any feature film or TV series is the Production Office. During preparation for the project, the crew is hired and equipment is ordered. Deals are cut for every vendor that comes in contact with the project - because everything costs money. At the center of this activity is the Production Office Coordinator (POC) who has to know how to get everything paid for, among all the other tasks and activities that take place every day.
The POC works with a team consisting of an Assistant POC and Production Assistants. The POC helps orchestrate the schedule, contracts, communications, and travel of the entire project by managing the production office. In this master class you will learn the vast organizational skills needed to make each day run smooth. This course is perfect for beginners wanting to get their foot in the door and, for experienced crew members in other departments, provides valuable insight in how everything must come together for the greater success of the overall project.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Getting The Interview
- Making Your Deals
- Setting Up The Production Office
- Pre-production Duties
- Setting Up The Casting Department
- Duties During Production
- Wrapping The Show
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YOUR INSTRUCTOR CAROL KRAVETZ
Carol Kravetz has been a Production Office Coordinator (POC) in film and television for over 30 years. Carol's credits include features for 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, Embassy, Lionsgate, MGM, Tri-Star, United Artists and more. Her movies as POC include Stan Winston's "Pumpkinhead" with Lance Henriksen, "Original Sin" with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, "Eyes of an Angel" with John Travolta, "Men at Work" with Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, "Champions" with John Hurt, "The Blob," "Benji the Hunted," and, as choreographer, Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap."
Carol's TV mini-series include Alex Haley's "Queen" with Halle Berry, Tim Daly, Martin Sheen, and Ann-Margret, plus "Heaven & Hell; North & South III" with a star-studded cast including Kyle Chandler, Jonathan Frakes, Genie Francis, Rip Torn, Billy Dee Williams, Robert Wagner and Peter O'Toole. Among others, she has worked on TV films for ABC, CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame, HBO, MCA, Paramount, Showtime, USA Network, and Warner Brothers with talent including Forest Whitaker, Sam Waterson, Dana Delany, Jason Robards, Scott Glenn, Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Diane Ladd, Loni Anderson, Paul Dooley, Morgan Fairchild, Susan Dey, and Chris Cooper.
Carol's television series include "Party of Five" with Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, "It's Always Sunny in Philadephia" with Danny Devito, "Huff" with Hank Azaria, "Red Shoe Diaries" with David Duchovny, and "Breaking Bad" with Bryan Cranston, the show after which she retired.
DAY 1 | SATURDAY | APRIL 21
DAY 2 | SUNDAY | APRIL 22
Getting The Interview
Making Your Deals
- Information on the project
- Salaries, box rental and mileage
- Finding and populating the office
- Furniture and phones
- Three ways to pay
- Policies and procedures
Setting Up The Production Office
- Approvals and distribution
- Costume washer & dryer
- Production files
- Travel & parking
- Pre-production markers
- Department head and crew starts
- Becoming signatory
- Union rules
- Phone answering
- Crew and Contact list
- Asset tracking
- Script clearance
The Casting Department
- POV: Casting Office & Production Office
- Scouting for an office
- The Cast - physicals, travel, and fittings
- Day out of Days
- Taft Hartley
- Exhibit G
Getting Closer To Shooting
- Camera, Grip & Electric, Sound depts.
- Office prep for shoot
- Pertinent pre-production events
- Office crew assignments
The Shoot Begins
- Paperwork the POC needs handy
- Wrap party & gifts!
Prepping To Wrap
- Wrap supplies
- Accounting for assests
- Storage / ship
- Department wrap reports
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone interested in or already working in the entertainment industry will gain valuable insight from this seminar. Emerging and veteran Directors must understand the intricacies of their team to be effective leaders. Producers, office staff, cast and crew should have a basic understanding of how other departments operate and make it possible for them to focus on the single job they’ve been hired to do – be it acting, lighting, set decoration, props, catering, costume and make-up, etc.
For those that aspire to be astute and effective Production Assistants and/or Assistant Production Office Coordiantors - come learn from someone who has honed her skills in Hollywood's trenches.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
You will meet Carol personally, receive a free copy of her extensive manual, hear and meet local film industry guest speakers, receive a free resume review, and come away from the event with the courage and assurance to walk into a movie, TV, video, or commercial office with film veteran confidence.
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES ARE SAYING
"With over 30 years of experience in the Film and Television industry, Carol Kravetz will bring a wealth of practical knowledge, insights and some amazing Hollywood stories to assist in your new and exciting journey ahead! I had the rewarding experience of working for Carol on the Emmy Award winning, hit television series, Breaking Bad. Her systematic and effective Production Office process was so well planned and easy to follow that it paved the way for success on all of my future shows. The value to her easy to follow process is that it creates a smooth functioning base for the show’s support teams to rely on. This saves time, money and makes everyone happy…and that’s what a great Production Office is all about! I’m glad I followed her path to success and you will be, too!”
Elissa Kannon, Production Coordinator (Better Call Saul)
"There is no one more qualified in the film and television industry to teach a course on Production Coordinating than Carol Kravetz. Her years of experience, expertise and knowledge are invaluable. Having taken this course with Carol, and also having served as her Assistant Production Coordinator for several years, I can personally attest to this fact. What I learned from Carol has allowed me to further develop my skills, and successfully take on the role of Production Coordinator. This course is a MUST for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a Production Coordinator."
Pamela Brown, Production Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA
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