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IFH 010: Suzanne Lyons Pt 1: How to Produce Your First Feature Film

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Suzanne Lyons: How to Produce Your First Feature Film

In this episode (Part 1 of 2) I’m excited to have uber independent film producer Suzanne Lyons. She has been living in the indie film space for over twenty years. Working on SAG Ultra Low Budgets to over $15,000,000 budgets she has seen it all.

Suzanne Lyons takes you by the hand and walks you through what it takes to produce your first feature film. She goes over the pitfalls, legal concerns, deliverables, selling to foreign countries and most importantly of all how she gets her financing for her feature films.

She laid out such amazing information that I had to break the episode up into two parts. I spoke at one of her famous indie film producing workshop and learned a ton while I was there. Suzanne Lyons also wrote an amazing book called Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking. I suggest you all pick it up. It’s better than film school!

Right-click here to download the MP3 of PART ONE
Right-click here to download the MP3 of PART TWO

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  1. Zanna Shirmana on April 15, 2016 at 11:53 am

    What a pleasure! Suzanne is educated, intelligent, and animated who speaks with such eloquence and provides valuable information. I listened to it twice. I’m looking forward to part two.

    P.S. I had moved to Burbank just in time for the Northridge earthquake as well. I miss my Burbank.



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