While based in Jos, Nigeria working on their latest television project, Muffy had the great pleasure of hosting a Producing Masterclass for over a hundred students at the Nigerian Film Institute.
Her 3-hour interactive lecture covered a variety of topics from raising finance, budgeting, casting, production and postproduction to visual effects, broadcast and marketing. “Often the best way to teach the principals of producing is to use real-world anecdotal examples of my own experiences,” Muffy says. “I very much explain what happens when things go right and when things wrong. A large part of producing is problem-solving and talking through some high-stakes issues I’ve experienced as a producer and what I did to find solutions to those issues can give a greater insight into the realities of filmmaking when young people are starting out in the industry.”
Part of the company vision for Put It Out There Pictures is to support young and emerging filmmakers to pursue their career goals. We try to support local educational institutions when traveling to various countries as a way to give back and support local industries.