Executive Producer of Peter Greenawayʼs “Nightwatching”
Producer of the Sci-Fi series “First Wave” with Francis Ford Coppola

This unique, professional film producing workshop is designed for individuals with a passion for producing, though also recommended for directors, writers and filmmakers in general. It provides you with a very unique opportunity to gain first hand producing experience under Larry’s expert guidance.

“Lecturing at afilm has been a rewarding experience for me. The international students–from the UK, throughout Europe, to Japan– bring a varied and interesting complement to the teaching experience both for me and for them. I have taught at various film schools throughout the world and rarely see a group as enthusiastic and bonded as exists here.”Larry Sugar
What’s on offer

The workshop is fast, intensive and absorbing. Our key goal is to give students the tools, the mindset and the support they need to work in the real world. By the end of the workshop, students will have evolved professionally, worked with an industry leader, and have professional producing experience.

Producer Larry Sugar shares his vast knowledge in our BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT Workshop. This workshop will help filmmakers, directors and producers gain valuable insight into the business aspects of feature film creation.

Executive Producer Larry Sugar at afilm
About the instructor?

Larry has enjoyed a successful 40 year career in the motion picture business, specializing in writing, producing, licensing, marketing and distribution of feature films and television for such media giants as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Lorimar, CBS and Republic Pictures. To date Larry has been directly responsible for over 150 feature films and over 500 hours of television, as well as Associate Producing the afilm production, “Kingdom by the Sea”.

After receiving his law degree from USC School of Law, Larry began his career with Warner Bros., where, as Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs for the International Division, he oversaw the preparation of International licensing for films, as well as joint venture agreements with 20th Century-Fox and Columbia Pictures. From here his journey took him to 20th Century-Fox, to forming his own distribution agency, Serendipity, eventually becoming Lorimar’s President of International in charge of Worldwide Distribution and Acquisition, then on to CBS Productions, the Weintaub Entertainment Group and President of Republic Pictures International.

As Adjunct Professor at the College of Santa Fe for 14 years, his teaching experience includes “The Business of Entertainment” and a “Pitch Class” and has lectured at colleges and Universities, including Brandeis, USC, UCLA, Tulane and UBC.

What will you get out of it?
  • Feature Film and Television financing
  • Feature Film Distribution
  • Rights Acquisition
  • Project Development
  • Distribution Deals
  • Release Patterns
afilm Larry Sugar Executive Producer
What will you be doing?
    1. Theatrical
    2. DVD
    3. Television
    1. US Produced
    2. Co-Productions
    3. International Productions
    4. “The Deal”
    1. The Role of the Lawyer
    2. The Role of the Producer’s Rep
    3. The Role of the Agent and/or Manager
    1. US/Canada
    2. International

Subtopics to include product placement, tie-ins, barter, selection of media spends, music, merchandising, novelizations, etc.

    1. North American Theatrical
      1. Choosing Product
      2. Release Patterns
    2. North American Ancillaries (video, non-theatrical, network, cable syndication)
“afilm makes available a very personal training program in filmed entertainment, guided by talented, caring professionals. The ‘hands on’ experience provides opportunity for future film makers–whether they see their careers as actors, cinematographers, directors, editors or writers–to learn the foundation of film-making and participate actively in completing a filmed project (all of this set in the magnificent surroundings of the seaside town of Sitges, Spain).”Larry Sugar
“The lecture given by Larry Sugar in afilm was actually cool , To meet a person of such a high calibre in the motion picture business and to hear him speak right there in front of us was simply great . His volume of works alone speaks for him ,Huge respect and admiration for his work in the motion picture business. his lecture actually was very simple and to the point, he shared his experiences which was pretty cool,i loved the way he put his things forward , right on the table, very clear and accurate. At that time, his lecture made me think that there is much more to learn and see in this business. I sincerely thank him.”Bikash Rai, NEPAL
“It was so unique to gain insight into the profession from a producer as successful as Larry Sugar. His knowledge and experience is incredibly inspiring and he is also great fun. He gave us truthful, professional and down to earth advice, which has had an impact on how I approach my work and certain professional situations. You can’t help coming out of Larry’s talk inspired and feeling excited and motivated to get working!”Gabriel Sprunt UK