Producing: The Business of Film

Gain practical tips and motivational advice covering the entire filmmaking process, from concept to exhibition in just one day on our intense Business of Film workshop.

This workshop gives you an overview of the entire process of making a film from a Director and Producer's point of view. You will come away with an overview of key areas such as: financing your film, casting, distribution and finding a sales agent and more.


This course is designed for Producers, Directors and anyone who wants to make a film.

This workshop gives an overview of the entire process of making a film from a Director and Producer's point of view.  It covers:

  • Script-writing
  • Script development
  • Financing your film
  • Casting
  • Dealing with agents
  • Practical guide on how to choose your shots
  • On set working relationships with Heads of Department
  • Post-production (editing, music etc.)
  • What to do when your film is in the can
  • Finding a sales agent
  • Distribution
  • Getting a cinema release
  • Releasing on video
  • Festivals
  • Case studies
  • Analysis of figures and facts

It's kind of the independent filmmaker's guide to making a film - with loads of practical tips, names of execs, sources of financing, and motivational advice!

Course times are 10am-5pm.

Tutors who have previously taught this course include: Jonathan Newman
Jonathan is a professional writer/director with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He runs Serendipity Films from Ealing Studios, and has written and directed feature films, commercials, TV and short films. Jonathan is a prolific writer, and has penned over 10 feature length screenplays. He has lived and worked in both USA and the UK.  

NB.  Discounted course fee for ClubPanico@LFA Club members: £115.

For further information email or call LFA on +44 (0)207 386 7711 to book your place over the phone with a credit/debit card.


To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or 
Apply by post, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.


  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18


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To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 11 May 2019
    Course Fee: £ 150.00
  • 14 September 2019
    Course Fee: £ 150.00