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Filmmaker GPS: Producing & the Business of Film Workshop

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February 2, 2021

presented by screenwriter/director Lee Chambers

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021

Time: 11am to 4pm +

Place: online (zoom) &  NEW Limited Seating available 3rd floor Classroom (Covid-19 Rules will Apply)

!! Register Here !!

Price: Members – NEW  NO CHARGE
Non Members – $52.50 + GST total $55.13
Please call or email SMPIA Office for more information
Email: or call (306)780-9840


Part 1: The Film Business – 11:00 to 12:45

Got a well-crafted screenplay ready to go? How do you estimate and construct a viable and realistic budget? How do you navigate the complex world of financing? Chambers takes a hard look at pitching, contracts, legal considerations and the business side of film production. Together, we will analyse and review a variety of budgets.


Part 2: Prepping for Production – 13:00 to 14:45 + an additional Q&A hour

Want to make an amazing film? Good planning in pre-production is absolutely crucial to ensuring you end up with a quality product.

From breaking down the script to hiring procedures to building effective schedules and call sheets, Chambers introduces professional protocols and methods that will support your next film and your overall career goals.

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Short and feature film writer and director Lee Chambers presents a GPS plan for how you can embrace the entire crazy journey of making a film. Chambers will encourage you to aim high – with a plan of attack – in what will also be an inspiring and funny look at being a filmmaker.

What do people have to say?

“Loved it! Highly entertaining with lots of insight, inspiration and comedic effect to keep us engaged. Sign me up for the next course!”

“Educational and entertaining! A workshop for filmmakers and general audiences alike, enjoyable from start to finish!”

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LEE CHAMBERS has written, produced and directed many films over the last 25 years with executive support coming from 3 Academy Award winners, including Roger Corman.

After a nomination for the Director’s Guild of Canada Ontario Award for the short film When Life Gives You Lemons, Chambers co-wrote, produced and directed his directorial feature debut, The Pineville Heist. The feature won 35 festival awards and was released around the world via sales from Shoreline Entertainment.

Over the last year, Lee signed 4 feature deals as a screenwriter, released his award-winning The Devil Knows You’re Dead short film and is currently in post-production on Hell in a Handbasket – shot in Saskatchewan.

Along with making films, Chambers is also a popular motivational speaker, panel moderator and juror at film festivals in the USA, Canada, Australia, England, Portugal, Iraq and the Cayman Islands.