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Learn Film Budgeting and Film Scheduling With UPM/Producer/Director Norman C. Berns 10/2 NYC

Learn all about scheduling your film shoot with

award-winning producer Norman Berns



Examining techniques for breaking down a script, entering data in a scheduling program and then using that information to make the best possible schedule. The course will cover what “breaking down” and getting the “best possible schedule” really mean and how to achieve it.

Movie Magic Scheduling will be used primarily with a brief discussion of Gorilla.

About the Instructor

Norman C. Berns has a 35-year track record of producing award-winning films and groundbreaking copy. Working with top caliber teams, his projects have been consistently on-topic, on-budget and out of the ordinary.


Beginning as a stage director, Norman’s production work has included features and documentaries, TV series and commercials. He was the line-producer on television’s first super-gritty, almost-reality cop show, The Street, for Universal and the CBS series, Wish You Were Here”. As a senior producer at Fallon-Minneapolis, he was part of the team that created the internet’s ground-breaking web series, The Hire, five short adventure films sponsored by BMW.


An Emmy-winning producer-director, Norman’s recent documentary series, The Writing Code, aired for over an year on PBS and can now be found in schools and libraries worldwide. He is currently producing The Enlightenment, a feature film about James Cook’s discovery of Hawaii.


Norman was an original columnist for the seminal online publication, WebZine Weekly, and has written for The Directors Guild, Tripod and BTL News among many others. He is a regular contributor to ReelGrok ( and Baseline (, a New York Times company. He joined nine leading filmmakers to write “The Modern Moviemaking Movement” ( and authored a chapter in Carole Dean’s essential film resource, The Art of Film Funding.


In addition to consulting for the Roy W. Dean Film & Video Grants, Norman is on the Board of Advisors for People With Disabilities Broadcasting Corporation. He is moderator of The Budgeting Group, creator of the online film community, ReelGrok and moderator of LinkedIn’s largest film group, Film and Television Professionals. He has taught film production techniques and software for Media Services, The Directors Guild, Filmmakers Bootcamp, Showbiz Expo and others. His popular seminars have been presented in New York, Los Angeles and online.


A member of the Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity and The Internet Press Guild, Norman has been creating new productions, writing about filmmaking, teaching film production and providing resources for filmmakers throughout his career.

Have questions about Film Scheduling Class with Norman Berns? Contact Showbiz Store & Cafe NY
Norman is a friendly, avuncular resource and budgeting and scheduling master. He often teaches film budgeting seminars in L.A. and N.Y. Learn from him. We highly recommend him.

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