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Film productions have lots of moving parts – people are hired, equipment is rented, money is managed, contracts and paperwork are drawn up, and ultimately, a product is produced that is designed to make money.  In order to help manage these resources, large studios create a separate company to keep the management of these resources contained within one company.
In this module learn how to choose the right corporate structure, set up a company, open the proper accounts, establish the legal framework for the production, work with an attorney, and set-up the production office.
Begin your production on the right foundation, protect your assets and investment, and avoid future problems by setting your company the right way.


  • 32:54 video that walks you through every step of creating a production company
  • Illustrated Companion Guide


  • The various types of corporate structures and the next one to use for a film production
  • How to hire an attorney and what an entertainment attorney has to offer
  • What a deal memo is and how to use one
  • How to set up a production office
“Well done. Interesting and gave a great deal of good, solid information. Love the whole concept and think it is a breakthrough for this type of teaching.”
   - Lisa Seguin, Grove City College