How much money will it cost to shoot my independent film?

I will take you through 3 scenarios of budgeting, the importance of pre-production, garnering local assets and connections to utilize and benefit your film, Union vs. Non-Union production, zoning and permits, keeping to your shot list, and hiring the right crew and cast for your film. This presentation will take a look at 3 different film budgets: · $5,000 · $45,000 · $350,000 It is my goal to show you how the maximum amount of your budget can be stretched to accommodate locations, rentals, gear, catering, and marketing of your film. o What should you plan for in pre-production? o What is the “WIFM” for Vendors and how can you barter for free cost of services? o What are things to look for to ensure a smoothly running shoot schedule? I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Why is BTS so important? o What can I do to make my crew and cast happy? I will also cover what these 3 different budgets can have with regards to the impact on the community where you are filming. I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday the 15th of March at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton, PA (6:45 PM). There will also be a private screening of the Independent Film “Control” this evening. Michael Owen’s career began at the age of five performing in an Arby’s national commercial. He has performed in radio, television and theatrical performances as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA Union Member. His touring day travels brought him to 35 countries and 562 cities over a thirteen-year period. Credits included: 1st European Tour of West Side Story & Hair, First Asian Tour of Rockin’ in the USA – Rock Revue, and 1st National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He was a theatrical performer on Royal Caribbean’s Song of America, Nordic Empress and Monarch of the Seas Cruise Ships. Film and television credits include daytime dramas – All My Children and Days of our Lives. Commercial appearances include McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Nickelodeon. Film credits include “Gods and Monsters”, “Crimson Kiss”, “If at First”, and “Stay” the music video. Completed rigger work on Aerosmith’s – Get a Grip Tour with Amptown Productions. Michael is also a US Army Veteran / 353rd Civil Affairs Command Unit – United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Airborne. He is a decorated Federal Officer with the US Army at the Picatinny Arsenal and Tobyhanna Army Depot Police Departments. He received 2 commanders’ coins and letters of recognition for excellence and service in duty during his tenure at both installations.