WELCOME TO ACADEMIA

Project Type: Motion Picture
Client Name: FCM Productions
Location: New Orleans
Website: www.welcometoacademia.com

DELIVERABLES:

Producing

Production Management

Post Supervision

Market Research

Business Analysis

Budgeting

Scheduling

Knowledge Management

Contract Negotiations

Marketing

Publicity

Tax Incentives

OPPORTUNITY:

Restructure a troubled production by reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and improving quality, morale and creative collaboration.

STRATEGY:

Producing with limited resources means executing quickly and decisively towards your best opportunity. Our strategy progressed along 4 parallel tracks: 1. Adapt systems and work processes around a nimble, opportunity-based production. 2. Identify and promote exceptional local talent into key leadership roles. 3. Stretch resources by locating and monitizing investment credits and tax incentives. 4. Evaluate and exploit innovative techniques and technologies.

RESULTS:

  • Reduced total production costs to $6M (from $7.5M) while also monetizing nearly $1M in production credits and tax incentives.
  • Recruited local talent into key leadership roles slashing more than $300K on below-the-line production expenses.
  • Adopted the cutting-edge ARRI D-20 camera system, slashing line costs by 50% and improving on-set efficiency by 9%.
  • In partnership with ARRI camera systems and Goldcrest Post, developed digital workflow process slashing more than $850k from post-production budget.

WELCOME TO ACADEMIA

"David is a builder, a producer with the rare ability to excel at the business, creative and technological sides of media production. From concept development and scripting to developing budgets, schedules and complete production and distribution strategies, David somehow manages to deliver whatever it takes to ensure that the production and the people who work for him are successful. He also manages to do so with a contagious enthusiasm and sense of humor. That makes him an incredible partner."
- Laura Cartwright, Producer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

OTHER WORK