NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

JB B.

Brooklyn, NY

$35/hour

Learn Film Production or EP Budgeting and Scheduling Software

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$35/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and JB will reply soon.

Response time: 13 hours

Contact JB

New York University (NYU)
Dramatic Literature

Education

New York University (NYU) (Dramatic Literature)

About JB

I have worked in film, theater and television for over 30 years; in film, as producer, line producer, story producer, First Assistant Director and UPM; in theater, as director and producer. I have prepared budgets and schedules for projects ranging from $20K to $1.2M, and worked with actors from Norman Reedus, Cybil Shepherd, and Chad Lowe to Amanda Peet and most of the cast of The Sopranos.

At New York Film Academy, I taught producing, line producing and EP Budgeting and Scheduling Software. I prepare about 30 to 40 budgets a year, and I know the process inside and out. One of the most prevalent comments I got from students is that I taught producing in a very practical way, teaching the way set really works. You won't learn the way the Studios did things in the 1940s - it will be how film production works today. Even as I produce now, I always look to mentor new people, as I think it is imperative that we pass on what we have learned from others.
I have worked in film, theater and television for over 30 years; in film, as producer, line producer, story producer, First Assistant Director and UPM; in theater, as director and producer. I have prepared budgets and schedules for projects ranging from $20K to $1.2M, and worked with actors from Norman Reedus, Cybil Shepherd, and Chad Lowe to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11207
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Literature, Reading,
Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

My degree is in Dramatic Literature from NYU, where I regularly learned to read and analyze material and then write on it.

My writing experience covers a broad spectrum, from writing a screenplay that won a festival award, to being a script doctor, to writing summaries for business plans and as a blog writer.

Working as a script doctor, I have learned how to make take what others write and improve it rather than impose my ideas on everyone.

Film

I have worked in film production for almost 30 years, and taught production at New York Film Academy.

Reading

In my time as producer in theater and film, analyzing written work is a natural part of the job. I have also worked as script doctor, which requires the ability to see and understand plot, character and, more importantly, whether the writer can get a point across clearly.

Theater

I worked on theater as producer, director and stage manager. My directing credits were in NY, Allentown PA and New Jersey. I had my own theater company in Allentown, where I put up original and avante-giarde theater, which I studied at NYU and with the Living Theatre's Judith Malina.

Video Production

I have worked as producer, line producer, writer and AD in film for over 25 years, and theater before that.

Writing

I am the author of three sold screenplay, and I regularly do script doctoring. "Town Diary," which I also produced, won the LA Film Critics Award. I am also the author of a blog about my career in film.

New York University (NYU)
Dramatic Literature

Education

New York University (NYU) (Dramatic Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

JB will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11207.