Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Proper FIlm Education
Many people ask me for advice on where to go to school to become a film producer. Most trade film schools discuss art but rarely evoke upon the collaborative business minded sensuality that one must hone. USC Stark has a program that is like an MBA for filmmakers...with courses in marketing and distribution. NYU film school has a joint MBA/MFA program that allows you to properly prepare for the real world. Chapman University has a joint JD/MFA program that teaches one the world of entertainment law. A world that contains marketing dollars, finance, accounting, and strategies for development. Being a proper producer is being an ethical human resources manager. Film after all is still a collaborative art, and not just simply 'art.'