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A producer creates the framework for the chaos of art to become a business

David Streit Film Producer and Consultant

David Streit is a film producer, film consultant and filmmaker with over 35 years in the business. In addition to working on such films as Jurassic Park 3, Species, Paris Texas, Rivers Edge, Deep Cover, and Internal Affairs, he was also a Senior Lecturer and Film Mentor at the American Film Institute for over a decade. He's seen the films he's contributed to go to Cannes, Sundance, TIFF and The Independent Spirit Awards and earn millions of dollars at the box office.

His experience of narrative film production ranges from producer, in control of creative rights, to line producer, to 2nd Unit Director and AD. He continues to make documentaries which he shoots, directs and produces.

As a consultant, he brings a vast knowledge of budgeting, scheduling, cast and crew hiring, and overall production & post-production management to every client. It's his goal to help the production team deliver to an audience the very best film possible, given the time and resources available.

Inspired by some of his favorite filmmakers Fellini, David Lean, and Kubrick, David entered the NYU Film School MFA program. After school David landed a job as line producer on the cult classic, Rockers, filmed entirely on location in Jamaica. When released, it took him to the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. David's passion for film has not wavered since then.

Currently, he's in development with multiple films and episodic series. Based in Los Angeles, he continues to be actively producing films, putting together production teams and consulting filmmakers.

David Streit workshop

Workshop with Award-Winning Producer David Streit


David Streit, with over 35 years producing films such as SPECIES, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, THE RIVER'S EDGE and DEEP COVER and a decade teaching at AFI, is passionate about saving filmmakers and producers money, time and energy!

Whether you're an indie filmmaker trying to bring your vision to an audience or a film producer looking to improve your producing skills, David Streit will help demystify film producing, ushering your film from concept to marketplace with this informative workshop.

In planning and organizing our films, some of us question:

In this workshop, David will walk you through the basics of film production. You'll learn techniques and solutions that will help you to streamline the tasks at hand and give structure to your process.

You will walk away from this workshop knowing...
How to Schedule
How to Budget
How to Hire Cast and Crew
The Post Production Process

David believes that any film can be financially successful if made for the right amount of money. (He's experienced films that have made millions...and hundreds!!)

David will share his knowledge with you to help you make better financial and creative decisions. Because in the mix of the art of film and the business of film, art is the business and business is the art. (He'll happily demystify this concept as well.)

Not only will he reveal techniques of film production, David will also help you value your film project and offer you options and ways for financing.

David will also lay out for you the way to reach your audience, from traditional forms of distribution to the latest methods of online self-distribution.

Date: February 9, 2019

Time:: 9AM - 1PM

Place: : AFI, 2021 N. Western Ave. LA 90027
(Warner Building Room 107)

Cost: : $75.00

Materials & Homework: TBD
Contact David at: streitdavid@me.com

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Producing Credits

David Streit Film Producer and Consultant David Streit Film Producer and Consultant

It began with a low budget "impossible to produce" film, Rockers, which was invited to screen at Cannes that year, 1978. In the 80's came more independent films made in New York and Los Angeles. Early success was rewarded with bigger films, notably Species and Jurassic Park 3. The latest, Interior Night, has been an official selection at more than 11 festivals, with five "best of" awards and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Hulu, and more.

As a film producer with experience in digital and multimedia - including motion pictures, video and internet - I supply the know how and expertise to transfer the stories of the heart and mind to the screen.

In Release

Interior Night film poster

"Interior Night is a complex, provocative film."
Boston Film Festival
View trailer at http://interiornightthefilm.com


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