The producer’s job is to evaluate a story, secure the rights and pitch the story to secure financing. Students will learn this process: evaluate and improve a story, pitch the story, schedule the project, develop a basic budget and discuss and solve problems during production, or class projects. They will learn the producer's role in the six phases of the film manufacturing process. The course will also examine the role of the director in relation to critical, creative areas of motion picture production. Students will work in digital video format to practice their skills. Offered: By Demand.