AICP Leads Commercial Production Seminar

The Los Angeles Seminar

Chicago Producers, Production Supervisors, their assistants and Coordinators now have a chance to gain valuable information and updates on live and digital productions at the first-annual AICP Commercial Production Training Seminar.

Already offered in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Atlanta, the weekend seminar will feature four breakout sessions taught by commercial production specialists in the city.

President of the Midwest AICP and Executive Producer of STORY, Mark Androw, describes the seminar as, “… a very unique opportunity for students to learn hands on from professionals the production process. A very comprehensive binder containing extensive forms and production materials will be distributed.”

Scheduled for April 1 and 2 at Panavision Chicago, attendees will be able to learn about detailed labor issues as taught by Jane Nuñez, VP Labor relations for AICP National. Mary Forston, Business Manager for STORY, will discuss “Partnering With The Financial Department,” covering the nuts and bolts of crew time cards, P.O.s and job costing and actuals. Mark Abramson, Executive Producer at Cap Gun Collective will round out the day by going over the bidding process.

Sunday’s session, begins with Androw, who will take the group, step-by-step, though the process of a McDonald’s commercial. The storyboard, conference call, bid, prep and execution will be described in great detail.

Finally, the day ends with Mark Butchko and Luis Mayorga, designers at Optimus, who will take the group through a digital job from start to finish.

Registration is limited to 30 students and costs $400. For more information and to register click here.

LA-Based Colin Costello writes for film, TV, advertising and of course, Reel Chicago. He can be reached at