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April 2015

Perfect Pitch: The Art of Pitching for Film, TV & Web

April 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, April 25, 10am–5pm Whether you’re pitching to a studio executive, agents at a pitch fest, potential investors, or just trying to convince your friends to crew on your next short film, pitching is an essential—and often underdeveloped—skill. In this workshop, pitching will be broken down to its fundamental components, and students will learn a series of simple, repeatable tricks to pitch anything from a feature film to episodic TV. Special emphasis will be placed on the practical uses of…

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May 2015

Short & Sweet: Making Your Short Film Script Shine

May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, May 2, 10am–5pm A good short film can be the quickest way to make a name for yourself as a filmmaker, but writing that film can be deceptively difficult. In this workshop we’ll examine a number of very successful shorts across all genres to discuss and detail the most effective ways to create a compelling short film. We’ll discuss how to choose the right concept and length for your film, particularly with regards to exhibition at festivals,…

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February 2017

Dialogue – Elevating Your Script from Good to Great

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 18, 10 am–5 pm The most clever, best-written dialogue in the world can't save a poorly structured script. But lyrical, expertly crafted, memorable dialogue CAN elevate a script from good to great. Fortunately for writers, a keen ear for dialogue is not just an innate thing that one is either born with or not: it's a skill set that can be learned and continually sharpened over a lifetime. Through screening and discussing carefully-chosen film clips and…

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