Filmmaking as a Business

Building Your Career

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Guest Speaker: Fred Ashman

6:00–6:30 / Doors open for check-in and seating
6:30–8:00 / Screening, Presentation, Q&A
8:00–9:00 / Follow-Up Session


However you are involved in it, filmmaking is a business. Understanding the business will help advance your career. This presentation covers 10 ways to find, pitch and keep better, bigger clients, the best projects, and retain creative freedom. These strategies and techniques are for all production professionals, including actors and the entire film creative team.

About the Speaker
Fred Ashman is a producer, writer, and director. He started as a one person operation and by age 30 built a 2 million dollar a year production company outside Hollywood. Multi Image Productions became an international company based in San Diego. His clients have included American Airlines, global computer giant NCR, Sony (Japan & LA), MasterCard, Pizza Hut, Learjet, Pitney Bowes, Wells Fargo, Bridgestone, Toyota, TaylorMade Golf, Disney, Universal Studios LA, Coca Cola, and Walmart. His projects have spanned corporate events, entertainment shows, TV network pilots, Imax films, national commercials, million dollar documentaries, award winning shorts and even a multi million dollar original feature film distributed in 750 theaters nationwide. He has earned over 120 Awards along the way.

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The Comedy Palace
8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123

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