This workshop will go over the Producer's role in independent film production. Whether you want to go into producing or production management, or even just to be able to produce your own work, this workshop has the essentials in understanding what it takes.
Instructor: Morgan Salter & Terry Greenlaw
One of the first female independent producers in Atlantic Canada, Terry began her production career in 1986 after studying theatre at Dalhousie University. She’s been a partner in Picture Plant Ltd. since 1988. Based on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, the company is known for fostering Atlantic Canadian talent through exceptional television programs, documentaries, and feature films. Terry has also worked with offshore production companies as a service producer and has helped emerging filmmakers by serving in the role of Executive Producer. Terry is developing several film and television projects with Picture Plant, including co-productions with partners in Cuba, Montreal, London and Munich along with a slate of debut feature films by Atlantic women filmmakers. With over thirty years of producing experience, Terry’s current active production slate includes the feature films UNDER THE WEATHER (Director William D MacGillivray, heading into release), DAWN HER DAD & THE TRACTOR (Director Shelley Thompson, in post-production), BYSTANDERS (Director Koumbie, green-lit for production winter 2021) and A KILLING IN THE WOODS (Canada-UK Treaty CoProduction, green-lit for production summer 2021).
Morgan Salter is a festival organizer and emerging producer based in Halifax, NS. With a long-standing interest in and connection to filmmaking and storytelling, Morgan has experience supporting producers through every phase of development and production. As part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival team, Morgan is the manager of FIN Partners, Canada’s top international co-production/financing market with a focus on feature film and TV fiction, where she delivers the vision, program, and execution for the annual event. Passionate about film production and community, Morgan enjoys the opportunity to help connect creators and finance partners from around the world. Previously at FIN, she led the team for the festival’s youth initiatives, including the ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, and the From Away Post Secondary Film Competition, a Canada 150 project. In 2018, she produced and co-wrote the short film Greenness, supported by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative’s FILM 5 program, and in 2020 she was the associate producer of the feature film Under the Weather (dir. William D. MacGillivray). Morgan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NSCAD University, and looks forward to continuing to develop creative and compelling screen industry projects.
Please note dates are tentative and subject to change, workshops may be added or removed depending on registration numbers and interest.
Price: $25/35 Including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)T