29 Oct 2014 – 31 Oct 2014 – Kuala Lumpur.
This three-day master-class provides a thorough introduction to all the elements involved in producing feature films. This master-class is appropriate for new filmmakers and individuals with experience producing commercials or music videos wishing to progress into feature film.
Over the course of three days participants will cover the fundamentals of production management and budgeting, film financing and strategies for marketing and distributing low-budget and high-budget feature films domestically, regionally and internationally. By the end of the 3-day session participants should be able to apply their knowledge to a film project and feel confident in their ability to manage the process and cope with unanticipated issues.
Practical exercises will happen over the first two days of the course. On the final day of class, a selection of students can arrange a one-on-one session with the tutor to discuss current projects under development, however participants must be willing to disclose and discuss their projects in order to get the most out of these sessions.
Ross Grayson Bell is the Australian-born producer of FIGHT CLUB (starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton) and executive producer of UNDER SUSPICION (starring Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman). Having created his own production company in Los Angeles in 1993, Ross formed producing partnerships with Winona Ryder, Jamie Foxx, Lawrence Bender and Joshua Donen. He entered into an exclusive producing deal with Twentieth Century Fox in 1996, where he set up an adaptation of LAMBS OF GOD with Gillian Armstrong directing and Winona Ryder attached to star, and a first-look deal with Jeff Skol’s Participant Productions in 2004, where he set up an adaption of Peter FitzSimons’s biography of the French Resistance fighter NANCY WAKE.
In 2007 Ross moved to London to write and produce I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING IN PERFECT CANTONESE for BBC Films and partnered with the Academy Award-winning producers of The King’s Speech Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.
Since returning to Australia in 2009, Ross has been Head of Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, adapted Susan Duncan’s bestseller SALVATION CREEK, and is in the process of setting up Australia’s first script lab, Script Foundry. He is also producing the mystery adventure series SEAL BAY for television and has partnered with actress Marta Dusseldorp on a crime drama series set in Australia’s far north.