Tom Kane's

Film Production Workshop

Tom Kane's Film School DVD Series

8-Disc Series (running time: 12hr. 45min.)

In Tom Kane's Film School DVD Series, you will learn the roles of the Producer, Production Manager (UPM) and Assistant Director (AD) in film production. You will scout locations, break down a feature film script, create a production board, shooting schedule, day-out-of-days, and film budget.

The preview clips are only samples of the range of topics covered in the film school dvd package. Order today to learn how to plan, organize and manage a major feature, independent film or video project. From breaking down the script to your last day of shooting - plus everything in between - you'll learn it all.

Tom Kane's
Film School DVD Series


Sales price: $369.00

Tom Kane's Film School DVD Series was recorded on location in Denver, CO during a live workshop. The package includes: 8 discs: 7 DVDs of the 3-Day Film Workshop, recorded live, 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

film school dvd
    • Getting Started Instructions
    • "Prizzi's Honor" Screenplay
    • "Crossfire Trail" Screenplay
    • The Workshop Manual

Disc 2 (2hr. 03min.)

Disc 3 (1hr. 21min.)

    • Building Blocks for Budgeting
    • Define & Explore the Roles & Responsibilities of the:

Disc 4 (1hr. 52min.)

Disc 5 (2hr. 06min.)

    • Introduction to Breakdown Exercises
    • Breakdown Page Exercises

Disc 6 (1hr. 27min.)

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

Disc 7 (1hr. 53min.)

    • 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 (1hr. 48min.)

    • 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

Through Tom Kane's Film School DVD you will learn factors related to International Filming as well, with examples from Tom's 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.

Own Tom Kane's
Film School DVD Series

Sales price: $369.00
About Tom

Tom Kane, film producerTom 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...


Resource Links

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Producers Guild of America (PGA)

Writers Guild of America (West)

Writers Guild of America (East)

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)