Tom Kane's

Film Production Workshop

The following Agenda is for the Live Workshop. Tom Kane's Film Production Workshop utilizes the script from the feature film "Prizzi's Honor" as the Format.

Day 1 thru Day 3

On the Set of Riders of the Purple Sage
Location scouting for
"Riders of the Purple Sage"
    • Course Introduction
    • Define & Explore the Roles & Responsibilities of the:
      • Producer
        • Developing Producer
        • Line Producer
      • Unit Production Manager (UPM)
      • Assistant Director (AD)
        • 1st AD
        • 2nd AD
        • 2nd 2nd AD
        • DGA Trainee
    • Cast Deals
    • 2nd Unit Shooting
    • Line & Breakdown Screenplay Demonstration
    • Actual Screenplay Breakdown Exercises
    • Create Shooting Schedule (Film Scheduling Software)
      • Discuss All Factors Considered To Create The Schedule
    • Scouting of Interior & Exterior Locations
      • Local & Distant Location Issues
Location Scouting with Waris Hussein
1st AD
Location Scouting in London with Waris Hussein
  • Walk through the Production Board
  • Cover Production Paperwork including
    • Call Sheet
    • Production Report
    • One Line Schedule
    • Day-Out-Of-Days
  • Budgeting Process (Film Budgeting Software)
    • Line-By-Line Exploration
    • Define Crew Roles
    • Negotiating Techniques: Actors, Crew, Vendors, Unions,
      Agents, etc.
    • Union Rules (WGA/ DGA/ SAG/ IA/ Teamsters)
    • Insurance Formulas
    • Equipment: Camera/ Grip/Electric/ Set Design & Construction
  • Deconstructing the Shot
    • Discuss, Dissect, and Delineate the Creation of Complex Cinematography
  • Global Film Production:
    • Crossfire Trail (Filmed in Canada)
    • Brush With Fate (Filmed in Holland)

There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.

Tom Kane, film producerTom Kane has had a long and distinguished career in the film and television industry. As a Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director, his clients have included Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax Films, Columbia Pictures...


Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Producers Guild of America (PGA)

Writers Guild of America (West)

Writers Guild of America (East)

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)