Thu, Apr 01|
Working As A Producer In Hollywood with Cheryl Bedford
So how do you break into the producing world and make a decent living making projects you can be proud of? Cheryl Bedford is going to share with us how she navigated her career as a film producer. She has worked on countless film/TV/digital projects, including 17 Independent Features.
Time & Location
Apr 01, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
A producer’s job is to oversee the film production. Either hired by a production company or working independently, they aid in making the director’s job easier by coordinating,supervising and managing the creation and production of a film or TV show. They are involved throughout all phases of production from inception to completion,including coordination, supervision, and control of finances, talent, crafts.They are the person who brings the project to fruition and can often hold the rights to the underlying property. So how do you break into the producing world and make a decent living making projects you can be proud of? Cheryl Bedford is going to share with us how she navigated her career as a film producer. She has worked on countless film/TV/digital projects, including 17 Independent Features. Ms.Bedford served as CFO and Supervising Producer for a boutique studio. She was formerly Chair of Diversity Development and a Producing Instructor at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California. As Chair, Cheryl developed the Diversity Series, the Industry Lab (creating a bridge from school to work), among other initiatives. She has also taught The Art of Line Producing at UCLA Extension in Westwood, CA. Cheryl formed her own company, Cheryl L. Bedford Productions, in January of 2001. In her spare time, she judges film festivals. Cheryl is also the founder of Women of Color Unite whose purpose is to help WOC get Hired, their projects Funded and their content Distributed. From the members of WOCU,Cheryl created The JTC List. The JTC List is a database of 3000 Women of Color in Entertainment, which is being shared throughout the Industry. Never again will someone be able to say, they can’t find any WOC for any job above or below the line. The list is named after her mother, Joan Theresa Curtis, an activist, warrior and Cheryl's biggest fan, who passed away in 2016. For more information: wocunite.org