Moriarty Media LLC is partnering with the Carmel Clay Public Library, Indy Film Fest, and Indiana Filmmakers Network to produce the 2023 Carmel Film Forum: How Hollywood Works; The Behind-The-Scenes Of Bringing A Motion Picture To The Screen. Production Manager/Line Producer Jennifer A. Haire, a feature film and television production professional with over two decades of experience, will implement the program.
Saturday, August 26, 2023, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
Sunday, August 27, 2023, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
Age group: 16+
Event Type: Workshop/Lecture
Location: CARMEL CLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Community Room) 425 E. Main St. Carmel, Indiana 46032
Admission: FREE sign-up below.
Have you always dreamed of a behind-the-scenes career in the film and television industry? Are you ready to produce that script you've written? Are you curious about how your favorite shows are made?
How Hollywood Works; The Behind-The-Scenes Of Bringing A Motion Picture To The Screen will inspire and educate the next generation of filmmakers and passionate hobbyists. This two-day workshop pulls back the curtain on industry-standard methods of scripted content production, focusing on the best-kept secret in Hollywood, Production Office operations.
Indiana's new Film and Media Tax Incentive has Hollywood knocking on the door of our state. The 2023 Carmel Film Forum will give Hoosiers the keys to growing our film and television industry. So are you ready to walk the red carpet?
2023 Carmel Film Form is brought to you by City of Carmel, Moriarty Media LLC, Carmel Clay Public Library, Indy Film Fest, Indiana Filmmakers Network, Roberts Camera Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation, Java House, Small Batch Soups, Maury Boyd & Associates Alpha Graphics, Indy Anna's Catering,Bagel Fair, Ted Gregorek AV Consulting and Keys to the Production Office.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TO ATTEND THE 2023 CARMEL FILM FORUM
"HOW HOLLYWOOD WORKS" SESSION OVERVIEWS
DAY ONE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
Session 1: FROM GREEN LIGHT TO ACTION, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
“Failure to plan is a plan for failure.” Getting a project from an idea to principal photography requires intense creative and logistical planning. From hiring crew, designing shots, casting roles, building the creative scope, deciding where to film, how the cast and crew will be fed, where the equipment is coming from, and countless other decisions are all part of the pre-production “dance” that must be uniquely choreographed with many team members. This lecture will provide an overview of a traditional film or TV timeline from pre-prep through wrap, with key benchmarks that will help make your shoot run smoothly.
Session 2: COLLABORATION FOR THE CREATIVE VISION, 12 PM - 1 PM EDT
It can take an army to make a motion picture. Whether you have a crew of 30+ or you are personally wearing 30+ hats, each position on a film or television crew is vital to the creation process. Based on the traditional Hollywood structure, this session reveals the hierarchy, scope and responsibilities of the above-the-line and below-the-line artistic creative and support crafts that bring a project’s creative vision to life. Discussion includes why each crew position is necessary, how to navigate hiring compromises, and anticipate the benefits and challenges when working with various crew sizes.
LUNCH: “PERSONAL PITCH” & OPEN SPEAKER Q&A
Sponsored by Small Batch Soups, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
The first 20 sign-ups will receive a free box lunch and direct participation. Observers welcome. Participants must prepare a one minute personal pitch about themselves. Following the pitches there will be an open Q&A with speaker and participants.
Session 3: BEHIND-THE-SCENES, THE PRODUCTION OFFICE, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
From pre-production through wrap, the Production Office is the core of any film or TV production and is vital to the success of any show. It is the central communication center and the problem-solving nucleus. Every member of the cast, crew, and staff will be in communication with the Production Office. The Production Coordinator manages the production office, supervises the production office staff, and facilitates the needs of every department on the show. Learn the responsibilities of the Production Office and how the team interacts with every department to keep your show running smoothly. The Production Coordinator and their team are the most sought-after local first hires.
Session 4: FROM THE SCRIPT TO THE SET; COMMUNICATION IS KEY, 3:45 PM - 5 PM EDT
Movies and Television require an abundance of paperwork to communicate many aspects of production needs, creative or otherwise. Whether it is the foundation for the project (the script), the document telling everyone what time to report to work (the call sheet), or the myriad of other paperwork dictating the who, what, where, and when, deciphering it can be daunting and confusing. This session will help you view your script from a logistical lens. Lecture to include the process breaking down a script into its production elements, how it is translated into common Hollywood production paperwork, an overview of how to read it, and what it’s for and why.
DAY TWO: SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 1 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
INDIANA FILMMAKERS NETWORK and INDY FILM FEST AND BEGALS,
1 PM - 1:30 PM EDT (Sponsored by Roberts Camera & Bagel Fair)
Casual meet n greet. Who they are, what they do, benefits of getting involved and participating.
SESSION 5: HOLLYWOOD TO HOOSIERWOOD; RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES FOR INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Local #IndyIndie filmmaker panelists:
Through a targeted panel discussion, this session will focus on responsible, independent filmmaking best practices. How to find and approach a location you want to film, managing expectations between location owners and the production team. Hiring and working with your cast and crew. Negotiating with equipment rental vendors. Hard vs. soft costs. How to find and maximize local resources without burning bridges. Basic production safety risk awareness principles, such as recognizing potential risks and mitigating hazards. and ensuring your cast and crew feel protected in the workplace. Navigating challenges and avoiding common mistakes when producing independent productions in a non-production hub.
SESSION 6: UNLOCKING SUCCESS IN THE FILM & TV INDUSTRY, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
Expedite the transition from student or hobbyist to professional by avoiding common mistakes and using methods to successfully navigate the steps in your career path. The session will explore freelance employment, getting paid, availability, where to look for work, how to get experience, ways to adapt non-production work experience, as well as guidance on networking, resumes, and interviewing. Unlock what it takes to succeed on a motion picture and how to maximize each opportunity to reach your Hollywood career goals.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TO ATTEND THE 2023 CARMEL FILM FORUM