How should a screenwriter approach a producer especially if they have little or no credits? What do producers look for in a script? What should the independent producer focus on when attempting to get a production off of the ground? What do financiers look for? How do I make the most of the small crew and budget that I have?
In this 2-hour speaker series (that will include a Q&A), freelance producer, line producer, production manager, post production supervisor and development consultant Mark Heidelberger will help you navigate the production side of filmmaking from the perspective of producer, screenwriter or director.
East coast native Mark Heidelberger has over 22 producer credits and 11 production manager credits on feature films and TV alone, plus dozens more in music video, commercial and new media. In this 2 hour talk (including Q&A) Mark will touch on aspects from how a screenwriter should approach a producer, to working producers at the development and production stages. From countless stories on things that went right and projects which had challenges, Mark will provide a real look at feature film development and production. He’ll share what it’s like to be on the inside (even if it’s not what screenwriters and filmmakers hopes to hear). If you’re ready to get a no-filter recount of how to make your film within budget, on time (or near deadline) and still look forward to making a second movie, you don’t want to miss this special night.
Audience Q&A at the end of the talk will be a part of the night where Mark can address specific questions.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
WHERE: 5628 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601
**Tickets only sold online via Eventbrite here. Limited seating available. No tickets at the door.
About Mark Heidelberger:
Mark started Beverly Hills-based Treasure Entertainment with partner Jesse Felsot in 2000, where he began producing music videos and commercials. Early in his career, he helped develop and package the twist-filled thriller Don McKay, starring Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue and Melissa Leo, and co-produced the gritty 2005 urban thriller Harsh Times by director and screenwriter David Ayer, which starred Christian Bale.
Mark subsequently developed and co-executive produced the family-friendly made-for-television movie You’ve Got A Friend for The Hallmark Channel, premiering in 2007 to their highest ever June ratings. Shortly thereafter, Mark produced the independent comedy feature Man Overboard and the horror web series Chopper (based on the popular comic book).
In 2012, Mark produced the romantic comedy feature It’s Not You, It’s Me, starring Vivica Fox. The following year, he produced the supernatural martial arts film Ninja Apocalypse, which premiered at San Diego’s Comic-Con. Mark then transitioned to more dramatic fare, serving as lead producer of the Chinese-American romance film Comfort, which premiered in competition at Cinequest, and as associate producer on the Southern noir thriller Mississippi Murder.
In the spring of 2015, he produced a holiday film called A New York Christmas, released by Gravitas, and quickly followed that up as co-producer on Pray for Rain from ESX Productions and Lucas Oil, which starred Jane Seymour. Mark most recently produced horror movie The Basement, starring Mischa Barton, and Chinese new media series The Offer.
Before founding Treasure Entertainment, Mark held positions at Outlaw Productions, Film Roman and literary agency Ken Sherman & Associates. He graduated number one in his class with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television Producing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
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