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Tom Kane's Film Production Workshop

At a Glance

  • Instructive DVD on film & TV production
  • Teaches how to manage and produce feature films and television
  • Gives you insider info only a true working pro can provide

Get insider tips on managing & producing feature films and TV 

Now available in digital format and individual chapters!

The 3-Day Film Workshop with Tom Kane is the definitive course for anyone looking to start a career in film or video production, from aspiring producers, directors and writers, to actors, documentarians and industry executives. Tom has had a long and distinguished career in the film and television industry as a producer, production manager and assistant director, with illustrious credits that include Prizzi’s Honor, Raging Bull, Kramer vs. Kramer and Taxi Driver

This set was recorded on location during one of Tom's live workshops, and includes 7 DVDs, plus the Workshop Manual and both Prizzi's Honor and Crossfire Trail screenplays on disc. The DVDs are enhanced with visual references to The Workshop Manual. 

The Workshop Manual includes actual Shooting Schedules, Breakdown Sheets, Production Boards, Production Forms, Lists, Breakdown Elements, Call Sheets, Production Reports, a Post Production Calendar, and the actual Production Budget with Budget Notes. All these documents relate to the making of Prizzi’s Honor and Crossfire Trail.

Disc 1

  • Getting Started Instructions
  • The Workshop Manual
  • Prizzi's Honor Screenplay
  • Crossfire Trail Screenplay

Disc 2 (2:03)

  • Course Introduction
  • Define & Explore the Roles & Responsibilities of the:
    • Unit Production Manager (UPM)

Disc 3 (1:21)

  • Building Blocks for Budgeting
  • Define & Explore the Roles & Responsibilities of the:
    • Producer
      • Developing Producer
      • Line Producer
    • Assistant Director (AD)
      • 1st AD
      • 2nd AD
      • 2nd 2nd AD
      • DGA Trainee

Disc 4 (1:52)

  • 2nd Unit Shooting
  • Line & Breakdown Screenplay Demonstration
  • About Breakdown Pages

Disc 5 (2:06)

  • Introduction to Breakdown Exercises
  • Breakdown Page Exercises

Disc 6 (1:27)

  • Create Production Schedule
  • Discuss All Factors Considered To Create The Schedule
  • Walk through the Production Board
  • Scheduling Factors

Disc 7 (1:53)

  • Scouting of Interior & Exterior Locations
  • Local & Distant Location Issues
  • The Last 5 Days of Prep
  • Cover Production Paperwork including:
  • Call Sheet
  • Production Report
  • One Line Schedule

Disc 8 (1:48)

  • Breakdown Forms (Day-Out-Of-Days)
  • In-depth Budget Analysis (Prizzi's Honor)
  • Notes on the Budget
  • The Budget (above the line)
  • The Budget (below the line)
  • Film Discussions

Tom also discusses factors related to International Filming, with examples from his own work as Producer of Crossfire Trail (filmed in Canada) and Brush with Fate (filmed in The Netherlands). There are additional bonus clips on each disc with anecdotes from Tom about his own experience in the film industry. 

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Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Tom Kane

Tom 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, United Artists, Warner Bros., ABC Motion Pictures, Turner Network Television, CBS, NBC, ABC-TV and Hallmark Entertainment, among many others.

Tom began his career in New York City working on numerous box office successes such as Prizzi's Honor, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, academy award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer, An Unmarried Woman, The Turning Point, Night Hawks,...