Tom Instructs the Class

2014 Tour

Riga, Latvia
Sept. 5, 6, 7

Sydney, Australia
To Be Determined

Melbourne, Australia

Jakarta, Indonesia

European Tour 2014
(SAE Institute)

Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Barcelona

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The Film Production Workshop with Producer Tom Kane is the definitive course for aspiring Producers, Directors, Production Managers, Assistant Directors, Writers, Actors, Documentarians, Indy Filmmakers, Industry Executives, and anyone wishing to begin a career in film or video production.

Tom Kane, a highly successful film producer, who has 30 years experience in the "business" and over 50 feature and television films and TV series to his credit, has taught this workshop worldwide. Cities that have hosted Tom's film workshop include:

    US Domestic
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • New Haven, CT
  • Atlanta, GA
  • New York City, NY
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Santo Domingo, D.R.
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Barcelona, Spain

Students explore the roles of the Producer, Production Manager (UPM) and Assistant Director (AD). They examine the procedures, attitudes, techniques and paperwork needed to plan and run a large or small film production. Students will scout locations, break down a feature film script, create a production board, shooting schedule, day-out-of-days, and film budget.

Useful handouts, reference lists and samples of film production forms will be provided. The material covered is applicable to high and low budget features and both corporate and video projects. The course includes a copy of John Huston’s screenplay, “Prizzi’s Honor,” (Jack Nicholson) and Louis L’Amour’s “Crossfire Trail” (Tom Selleck), the bases of the workshop. You’ll work directly with Tom Kane - Producer/ Director / UPM / AD - as you learn from his philosophy, experience and anecdotes.

Tom Kane taught me everything I know, but not everything he knows.

- Jon Kilik, Producer "THE HUNGER GAMES"

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Roles of the Producer

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"Don't know of another Workshop where practical AD/UPM information is shared in conjunction with real world studio information."

- Dave Sharkey, Seattle, WA

"The content Tom presented in The Workshop is better than anything I learned about Producing in Film School.  It's practical and most importantly it's Real World Film Production information.  Very funny anecdotes too."

- H. DiNatale, Portland, OR

"You can find a lot of books about production by people who sound like they know what they're talking about, but have never been on a set. You can go to a lot of seminars conducted by people who've never made a serious movie. I am sure they're all well meaning, but there's no substitute for real 'high-end' experience."

"Tom Kane makes you feel like you're there, making a real movie. He takes you through the 'nuts and bolts' of setting up, from script breakdowns to location scouting. He explains how a professional set works, and cautions you about critical pitfalls. And, with his seemingly infinite anecdotes, he makes the learning fun."

- C. Denke, Seattle, WA