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Creating Values through Production Design Workshop

IAFT Cebu will be having a Production Design Workshop in Manila this coming May 9. The workshop will be held by IAFT mentor and Senior Vice President, Sean Akers.

Sean Akers is a producer at the independent production company Before The Door. He was an associate producer on J.C. Chandor’s debut film Margin Call in 2011, starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, and Zachary Quinto, and is now co-producer on Chandor’s follow-up feature, All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford.

Sean was also co-producer on Victor Quinaz’s TWV Project and executive producer on Blair Erickson’s horror feature, The Banshee Chapter. He produced Dog Eat Dog, a short film by Sian Heder, starring Zachary Quinto and Philip Baker Hall—it’s a modern fable about pet adoption.

A Pittsburgh native, Sean taught high school in Philadelphia, was a graphic designer in a multimedia company, served as a Director of Marketing for a skin care line, helped launch a theatre company, managed musicians, and developed his own web and graphic design business.

He wrote and published THE SECRETS OF CROWDFUNDING: A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most From Your Kickstarter Campaign last year, after doing a seminar on Crowdsource Funding at IAFT. He teaches Film Finance, Marketing & Distribution for IAFT.

When: May 9, 2015

Where: Executive Lounge, 17th floor, GMA Center Main Bldg.

Time: 9am-12pm

Registration Fee: P850.00

Contact Person: Leah Madeja / Yehlen Cabral – 0927.587.2470 ; or

Click here to RSVP.



IAFT Cebu, Philippines is a film school that delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu offers Certificate and Diploma programs in film , acting and 3D animation. Located in: One Hollywood Blvd
, Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Email:, Contact Numbers: Globe/Viber: +63-917-314-3456 Smart: +63-947-991-9659 Phone: +63-32-495-2111