Producing

55.05.04  Producing 

Specialization:

Qualification

Producer of Film and Television

Line Producer

Producer of TV and Radio Programmes

Specialist

 

Producer is the one who directs the whole process of making and releasing either a film or a TV program. He creates projects for films or TV programmes, estimates their artistic and market potential, works out strategies for filmmaking, hires a director and other creative staff members. Producer finances the filmmaking process and he becomes the owner of it gaining the profit.

Producer is the one who can manage funds. He is in charge of fundraising and its effective use. Producer should be a good organizer and well-qualified economist. Meanwhile, he should possess specific creative skills to succeed in film industry business.

Producer of Film and Television is a conceptualist as he looks for a good subject matter for a film or TV programme and he can estimate viewers’ needs for it, he searches for funds, organizes filmmaking process, advertizing campaign, and sell good product. He can establishes their own industry where they can shoot a film, make profit from film distribution, video and TV releases.

Line Producer is involved in work dealing with organizing of film and TV film production; makes a search of locations for shooting; agrees with companies specialized in footage cutting, sound recording, computer graphics.

Producer of TV and Radio Programmes specializes in content creation for TV and radio programmes as well as he able to direct TV and radio channels.

Our tutors are all practicing producers: S. Selyanov (films: The Brother, the Luntik, the Three Heroes and Queen of Shamaha ), I. Kalenov (the Ukroschenie Stroptivyh film), S. Melkumov (films: the 9th Company, the Inhabited Island), etc. Also other specialists of movie market give lectures to students: advertising agents, marketing experts, directors of festivals, film directors, cameramen, film experts.

The Producing Department has strong relationships with all Film and Tele enterprises in St. Petersburg and also companies which organize cultural city events. They are studios such as the Lenfilm Studio, the RWS – Saint-Petersburg, the Saint-Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, the Lennauchfilm; Film Companies such as the CTB Film Company, the Tvin Media Company, the ACT, the Pultex, the Nikola-film, the Message to Man International Film Festival of short movies, animated films and documentaries, the Festival of Festivals; TV Companies such as the 5th TV Channel, the 100TV, the Russia – Saint-Petersburg, the NTV – Saint-Petersburg, the 1st Channel Saint-Petersburg. Students of the University do their practical training and graduate works at these enterprises.

The University also cooperates with the following enterprises for students to have their training practice: the TV Channel in Kerch city (Ukrain), the Erevan Film Studio (Armenia), the Saint-Petersburg International Film Forum, the Moscow Business Square - the business platform of the Moscow International Film Festival, etc.

The NTV Plus, the Planet TV Channel, the Panorama Studio, the Non-Stop Production, the Tvin Media are the enterprises that glad to see our graduates.

Regular meetings and work-shops with famous workers in Cinematography and Television in Russia and all over the world are organized for students. R. Hauer (the USA), H. Heppel (Great Britain), A. Sokurov, F. Bondarchuk, D. Pevtsov and others visited our University (see www.iem.gukit.ru for more details).

The Institute of Economics and Management has formed the Apprentice Producer Club. And this Club promotes students’ films to various festivals. So students could attend film festivals in Italy, France, Latvia, Estonia and in different cities in Russia.


Curriculum Disciplines for 55.05.04  Producing

Basic subjects: Mastery of Producer of Film and Television; Mastery of Line Producer; Mastery of Producer of TV and Radio Programmes; Entrepreneurship; Mathematics and Information Science ; Statistics of Culture; Financial Provision of Producing Activity; Basis of Accounting and Taxing; Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising in Producing Activity; Human Resource Management; Information Technologies of Management; Basis of Theory and Practice and Managing; Professional Safety.

Specialization Disciplines

Producer of Film and Television, Line Producer:  Basis of Cinematography Mastery; Film Dramaturgy; Film Direction; Mastery of Cameraman; Mastery of Art Director; Film Sound Solutions; Film Actor; Theory and Practice of Editing; Directing of Multi-Media; Basis of Animation and Computer Graphics; Techniques and Technologies of Film and Television; Organization and Management in Promotion of Audiovisual Products; Music in Films; Economy of Audiovisual Sphere; External Economic Activity in Film and Television; Organization of Audiovisual Production.

Producer of TV and Radio Programmes: 

Basis of Cinematography Mastery; Film Dramaturgy; Film Direction; Mastery of Art Director; Film Sound Solutions; Film Actor; Theory and Practice of Editing; Directing of Multi-Media; Basis of Animation and Computer Graphics; Techniques and Technologies of Film and Television; Organization and Management in Promotion of Audiovisual Products; Music in Films; Economy of Audiovisual Sphere; External Economic Activity in Film and Television; Organization of TV and Radio Programmes Production; Organization and Management in TV and Radio Programmes Implementation.

Optional Subjects: Basis of Film Festival Management; Infrastructure of Cinematography; Copy Right; Basis of Management in Distributing and Film and Theatre Activities.

 ELECTIVES: Scheduling and Cost of Film Production; Government Regulation of Audiovisual Sphere; Producing Peculiarities of Separate Types of Audiovisual Products; Cost Management; Risk Management; Creative Technologies in Producing; Basis of Investment in Cinematography; Analysis of Results in Producing.