Film Commission Professional (FCP) is the second course in the AFCI Certified Film Commissioners program. After taking this course, you will be able to discuss and identify:
• Qualities of an effective mission statement for your film commission
• Building blocks for successful business alliances and partnerships
• Essentials for effective economic reports
• Skills necessary for negotiations and conflict resolutions
This course is broken down into six chapters. Within each chapter you will find activities that will test your knowledge. You’ll only be able to progress through the segments after completing corresponding activity.
Once you complete each chapter of the FCP course and each chapter’s corresponding activates, you will receive full credit for the class and an AFCI authorized Certificate of Completion.
Chapter One: The Professional Film Commissioner 0/5
As a professional film commissioner or film commission employee, it is important to maintain the integrity of your film office as well as the community you represent. It is also essential for you to maintain a gracious and inviting environment for the film and digital media production community. You must work to establish and nurture industry-wide contacts as well as be inventive in your marketing strategies in order to secure the necessary funding to support development efforts.
Write A Mission Statement Reflecting The Service Of Your Office 30 weeks
Chapter Two: Marketing Your Jurisdiction 0/9
Because you are most likely engaged in marketing and selling your area as a film location, your entire staff is engaged in this process as well. This is true even if your commission doesn’t have the resources to make trips to production centers or purchase advertising in trade publications.
Create Your Own Location Production Expenditure Report 30 weeks
Chapter Six: Studio & Indie Feature Film Production 0/5
Film commissioners often have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to explore how movies, television commercials and other types of media productions are actually shot on location. But often times, many questions remain about some of the other areas related to production. How does the entire production process really work? In this chapter, we’ll further explore the five phases of production that was covered in Film Commissioner Fundamentals and look at the Hollywood studio system. We’ll also look at the similarities and differences in the ever-growing small budget Independent feature production and documentary films. You’ll also learn about typical movie financing scenarios, crowdfunding, unions, and more.
Serving a Production from the Funding Stage 30 weeks
Chapter Seven: Television and Commercials 0/2
In this chapter we'll be providing a general overview of the five phases of production: Development, Pre-Production, Principal Photography, Post-Production and Distribution for television and commercials
Chapter Eight: Mediation and Conflict Resolution 0/5
In a fast-paced, value-driven industry such as film and media production, it is inevitable that there will be challenges, personality or ego conflicts and disagreements. It is key to keep your cool and look at the bigger picture. There are jobs, money, and creative visions at stake. When you put them all together people get very passionate.