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2-Day Film School for Writers

At a Glance

  • 2-Day live workshop on the fundamentals of filmmaking
  • Condenses four years of film school education into essential and practical facts and information
  • Past grads include Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and Christopher Nolan

FILMMAKING DEMYSTIFIED

THE CONCEPT: Hollywood is a business. It's called show business. It's not called show art. And anyone, with talent (talent can't be taught), can learn the business of making and selling Feature Films, even Documentaries & TV/Cable Programs, once given the basic information.

THE PROOF: With this simple concept the “2-Day Film School” has launched 1,000s of film careers (Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Chris Nolan, Damon Wayans, Queen Latifah, etc.) that have led to over $16,000,000,000 (Yes, B) in Box Office successes.

THE CURRICULUM: The course assumes you have talent and is broken into two days focusing 100% on the business (Day-1) of making a feature film and the business (Day-2) of selling that feature film.

Day-1, “FILMMAKING A-Z”, teaches step-by-step how to create, write, package, cast, direct, shoot & edit your first HD/Digital feature film on budgets from as little as $10,000 (Micro-Budget) to as high as $10,000,000 (Low-Budget).

Day-2, “DEALMAKING A-Z”, teaches how to market, sell and finance feature films by attending festivals, while securing pre-sells & maximizing profits from Theatrical, Foreign, Cable/TV, DVD, VOD, SOD, EST and 20 other revenue sources.

*The 2-day Film intensive also includes:

Filmmakers Workbook
Hollywood Directory
Producer's Diploma
Graduation Certificate

*Provided by Dov Simens

DAY 1:
WRITE, DIRECT & SHOOT YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM TO INCLUDE...

  • Independent Filmmaking Basics
  • Micro- & Low-Budget Secrets
  • Creating & Protecting Ideas
  • Writing & Selling a Great Screenplay
  • Directing Script, Cast & Crew
  • Directing On-Schedule & On-Budget
  • Directing 5-7 Pages per Day
  • Casting Name Actors & Talent
  • Budgeting & Scheduling Techniques
  • Pre-Production, Paperwork & Planning
  • HD/Digital Filmmaking Costs & Savings
  • Shooting the 1-3 Week Features
  • Selecting Camera Formats & 3D
  • Hiring Crew & Renting Equipment
  • Lighting, Shooting & Sound Basics
  • Editing, Scoring & Lab Work
  • PLUS…MUCH-MUCH MORE

DAY 2:
PRODUCE, FINANCE & SELL YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM TO INCLUDE...

  • Understanding the Hollywood System
  • Producing a Marketable Project
  • Financing $10K-$50K Micro-Budgets
  • Financing 3-5 Week Union Features
  • Financing $1,000,000-$2,000,000 Feature
  • Pre-Selling $2,000,000-$10,000,000 Films
  • Hiring Writers & Optioning Properties
  • Government Funding Programs
  • Co-Production Deals at Cannes & Sundance
  • Crowd Funding Donations & Equity
  • Working with Agents & Attorneys
  • Attending Festivals & Winning Awards
  • Securing Gross & Net Distributor Deals
  • Cable/TV Deals & Sales
  • On-Demand & Pay-Per-View Revenues
  • Maximizing Grosses & Profits
  • PLUS…MUCH-MUCH MORE

LOS ANGELES  

December 10-11, 2016

2-Day Film School
Saturday – 9:00a to 6:00p
Sunday – 9:00a to 6:00p

Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 10 days or less from the event date your full fee will be forfeited, but you may apply it to future seminars within one year of your first scheduled seminar. If you cancel more than 10 days prior to the event date then a $75 fee will be retained to cover administrative costs.

Product Details

  • Date available: 02/25/2016
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Dov S-S Simens

 I never went to an expensive film school. I graduated from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA, 1965, BA-Economics) and spent 3 years in the army (1st Lieutenant, Special Forces, '66 - '69). After Vietnam, I owned a successful bookstore in Carmel, California.

In 1980, I sold the store, took the cash and went to Hollywood with an idea and a dream. I chased the deal, called agents, met studio heads, pitched development execs, hustled bankable stars and foreign buyers. I optioned books, true life stories and wrote scripts. Finally, I put my money where my mouth is, wrote bank checks and made a 90-minute 35mm feature film that won festival ...