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September 5 - December 12
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The Business of Independent Filmmaking


Unlock your filmmaking potential with “The Business of Independent Filmmaking”  an innovative new course designed for aspiring filmmakers eager to break into the film industry on their own terms. This comprehensive program equips you with the essential skills and insider knowledge to successfully develop, produce, and market an independent feature-length film outside of the major studio system.

Learn from seasoned industry professionals and master the art of budgeting, securing funding, casting, and navigating distribution channels. With hands-on projects and real-world insights, you’ll be ready to bring your cinematic vision to life and make your mark on the indie film scene. Start your journey to becoming a visionary independent producer!

What You Will Walk Away With

  • Essential skills and insider knowledge to successfully develop, produce, and market an independent feature-length film outside of the major studio system.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.



September 5
December 12
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Trilith Institute


Trilith Studios Production Centre
461 Sandy Creek Rd
Fayetteville, GA 30214 United States
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The Business of Independent Filmmaking
Thursday 5-8 pm - $33 per class session! (Full course purchase required - we do not offer individual session enrollment)
$ 500.00
24 available

Instructor: Steve Feldman

Georgia Business of Independent Filmmaking Instructor

Steve Feldman is an award winning, experienced director, producer, and EP, with a diverse list of credits, shooting single cam, multi cam, in live and recorded situations. He loves people, and he loves what he does, always has. Steve is currently living in Atlanta, having completed video content for a multi-platform project/OTT he developed, targeting children 3-6 years old. Steve has operated his own company for 25 years, focused on multiple genres and audiences, but his credits and bio underscore his experience wearing several hats, employing several hyphens, while leading a variety of creative people toward a singular goal. Steve understands the project development process from top to bottom, and the creative need for a diversity of vision, people, and ideas. 

Course Creator: Brandon Osterman

Georgia Filmmaking EducatorBrandon Osterman is an Atlanta-based independent producer and educator whose body of work includes award-winning films, commercials and music videos. 

His films have screened at prestigious film festivals around the world, including The Director’s Fortnight exhibition at the Cannes International Film Festival and distributed on major platforms like Netflix, Showtime and Amazon Prime Video.

He has lensed commercial projects for successful international clients like Wix.com, The McKesson Corporation and the Democratic National Convention and he’s filmed concert videos for popular recording artists like Imagine Dragons and The Naked and Famous.

In 2016 he founded the SCADFILM program for the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, where he produced a world-class lineup of filmmaking seminars hosted by esteemed guest instructors including: Producer/Actor, Edward James Olmos, Writer/Showrunner, Glen Morgan, and revered Directors, Amy Heckerling and Richard Donner.