October 3, 2017–October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 25 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This course will give participants an overview of the role of the producer throughout the stages of independent film production including development, financing, production, post-production and distribution. Using examples and case studies, the course will outline the essential elements that a producer must source and modify in order to design, build and deliver audiovisual productions, and provide a map of where to find critical resources.
The cost will be $100 + tax. The early bird rate of $75 + tax applies when registering by October 10.Contact Maryam Decter to register. There is an additional fee ($9.99) for required course materials..
Liz Jarvis began working in the film industry as a programmer for the National Film Board’s Winnipeg theatre in 1984. She was a freelance production assistant, set dresser and assistant director before joining Buffalo Gal Pictures in 1995 and has contributed to the company as a producer, production executive, production and post supervisor, and assistant director. Most recently, Liz was supervising producer for Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson’s critically-acclaimed feature THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, which premiered at Sundance 2015, opened the Berlinale Forum, and won the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Best Canadian Film of 2015.
Additionally, Liz co-produced, with Jonas Chernick, the feature BOREALIS, starring up-and-comer Joey King and directed by Sean Garrity, as well as ME ESTÁS MATANDO, SUSANA!, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, co-produced with Mexican director-producer Roberto Sneider. Liz co-produced the US-Canada-Kuwait co-production AMREEKA, a film by Cherien Dabis, which premiered at Sundance 2009, and screened at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, winning the FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize. Liz also co-produced HIGH LIFE, a film by Gary Yates starring Timothy Olyphant, which premiered at Panorama, Berlin 2009. In 2007 Liz collaborated with writer-director Kari Skogland to produce the feature film THE STONE ANGEL, starring Ellen Burstyn, based on the beloved novel by Margaret Laurence.
Liz is actively involved as a mentor for upcoming filmmakers, and is a consultant for On Screen Manitoba.