CRAFT SERVICE SEMINAR

The ‘Art’ of Nourishing the Crew

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Lauren Lindsay will walk you through the details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. Drawing from her vast experience on 85 productions, you will learn all the steps involved from getting hired, and knowing what is expected of you, to being successful working in this department. Her passion for fresh and healthy foods, which promotes a happy and productive crew, has made her famous behind the camera.

 

You will learn the details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. Craft Service provides tray service around the set, and buffet style foods and beverages to the other departments suitable to the environment on any given day or night.

  • History: I.A.T.S.E. & Craft Service
  • Prep: budget, paperwork, script breakdown
  • Food safety and storage
  • Production: the call sheet & the day ahead
  • Menu planning & shopping
  • Working On Set – etiquette, walkie-talkie protocols, Studio vs Locations
  • Ownership/rental of the truck, tools of the trade, insurance
  • Working with the needs of cast and crew
  • Presentation details, food quality, take away style of ‘the table’.
  • Wrapping out at end of show

Lauren Lindsey, Craft Services

Lauren has been in the Craft Service Department in Film & Television for over thirty (30) years, and still going strong. With experience on features films, independents, television, series and commercials, her vast credits include: “Legends of the Fall“, “Rocky IV“, “Ace Ventura” and over eighty (80) productions.

Her current Live Seminar, webinar and book is titled –  “Craft Service: The ‘Art’ of Nourishing a Crew”

Lauren on IMDB

SEMINAR & MANUAL contents:

When you attend our Craft Service Seminar, you will also receive a copy of our comprehensive book.  Inside, you’ll find detailed information to help you prepare for a career in the Craft Service Department.

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION and HISTORY

Scene One: THE TRUCK

Scene Two: THE BUDGET

Scene Three: ACCOUNTING

Scene Four: JOB DESCRIPTION

Scene Five: MENU PLANNING / SHOPPING

Scene Six: THE TABLE

Scene Seven: WORKING ON SET

Scene Eight: PRODUCTION PAPERWORK

Scene Nine: THE WALKIE-TALKIES

Scene Ten: SAFETY

Scene Eleven: WRAP OF SHOW

Scene Twelve: A ‘FILM INDUSTRY’ RESUME

FILM TERMINOLOGY

 * This training manual will be available for PDF download purchase

OR

for hardcopy purchase (plus shipping and handling) by early Spring 2018 *


WHAT DOES IT COST?

 

The workshop is either subsidized by a local group such as a film school, or film commission, or paid per ticket by the student. IF you would like the live seminar to come to your city, please email us – and we’ll start a pre-registration list. When thirty-five (35) pre-registrants have accrued, we will open for paid registration.

please inquire via an email request – Email F.I.T.S.

 

 

Private Consultant: Dependant on size and scope of the of project

please inquire via an email request – mailto: Email F.I.T.S.

  

careers and dreams are worth investing in

(hint: this is a more affordable, practical and results driven investment than a typical film school degree)

TESTIMONIALS:

Best craft service ever. –Ray Liotta, Ticket Out

 

Lauren, I used to being sick by the end of every show, lots of us did. But with your food, I always feel better. – Ben Gurussi, Key Grip,  IATSE 891

“Who’s going to do craft service on this monster?”

“Let’s give it to Lauren, she’ll get the job done” – Producers of Legends of the Fall.