Date and Time

Sat, Apr 27
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


FREE for SAG-AFTRA Conservatory members and AFS MAKE level and above members. $25 for AFS WATCH members. $35 for General Admission.


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Workshop led by Randy Polk, production veteran and SAG-AFTRA Austin Actor’s Conservatory Committee member.

AFS is partnering with SAG-AFTRA Austin Actors Conservatory for an extensive, introductory-level approach to professional production management that gives the actor and producer insight into the production process for a film, new media or any scripted entertainment project.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Production Manager duties and responsibilities before and during production
  • Breaking down the script, Identifying production elements, Breakdown sheets
    Scene Scheduling
  • Negotiating for equipment, locations, etc.
  • Director/1st A.D.’s Breakdown, Shot Lists
  • Casting & SAG-AFTRA contracts

SAG-AFTRA Conservatory members can RSVP for FREE by emailing Non-SAG-AFTRA members, please RSVP using the “RSVP” button to the left.

About Randy Polk

After graduating from theatre and film programs at Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) and the University of Texas, Randy Polk traveled to Hollywood, California for a 23 year career in Television and Film production. He has professional experience in almost all areas of media production and was owner of an equipment rental and production services company serving independent films, major studios, television networks, ad agencies, corporate clients and the emerging cable industry.  He has done staging for a variety of live events from the Emmys and the Golden Globes to major concerts and arena events.  He has provided support services to many of Hollywood’s top production companies.  A member of SAG-AFTRA, Randy also worked on the other side of the camera in over 30 network television shows, films and video games while in Los Angles.  Returning to Texas in 2003, he taught the art of Television and Film production as a Professor at the University of Houston’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication for 14 years.  Now retired, Randy has been a tireless advocate for the Texas media production industry, volunteering his time with the Texas Motion Picture Alliance and the Texas Film Commission.  He is a member of the SAG-AFTRA Austin Actor’s Conservatory Committee, and remains an advisor and mentor to young filmmakers.

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