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555 8th Ave Suite 1402
(Between W 37th & W 38th Streets)
New York, New York 10018 (Map)
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- Class Level: Intermediate
- Age Requirements: 18 and older
- Average Class Size: 14
What you'll learn in this film production class:Eighty-five percent of all feature films are either produced or directed by the screenwriter. This intensive filmmaking course, literally a “Two-Day Film School,” teaches the writer how to take his or her script and make it into an independent feature film that can win awards at festivals and secure profitable distribution deals.
This comprehensive, rapid-fire weekend will teach you how to:
- Produce, Budget and Schedule Your Screenplay
- Direct, Shoot and Edit Your Movie
- Make the Most of Festivals, Awards and Agents
- Finance, Distribute and Sell
Produce & Direct - Shoot Your Film:
The first day of the workshop teaches you—the writer—a foolproof step-by-step process for making your script into an independent feature film with budgets that range from $5,000 to $5,000,000.
Bonus: Digital Filmmaking A-Z.
Finance & Distribute - Sell Your Film:
The second day covers a proven method to market, sell and distribute your film around the world and garner global revenues from the theatrical, video, cable, music and broadcasting industries.
Bonus: Publicity & Festival Awards
Attendees receive a Producer’s Diploma and Filmmaker’s Certificate.
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Refund & Cancellation PolicyIf you need to withdraw from class, here are your options:
For Everything (except one-session classes/events)
For a refund or credit, you need to send an email to [email protected] two business days or more before your class starts. You can either choose to hold a full store credit with us good on other classes for a year or you can opt for a refund less a $25 administrative fee and your $25 registration fee ($50 total).
One-Session Classes and Events (Write-Ins/Take-Aways)
If you withdraw from any Write-In or Take-Away two hours or more before it begins, you're welcome to a full Gotham credit toward another Write-In or Take-Away. No refunds are available.
A few more things:
- Simply not attending class or notifying the instructor does not mean you've officially withdrawn.
- Credits are valid for one year and cannot be changed into refunds down the road.
- Some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for medical emergencies with a doctor's note.
- Refunds take up to six weeks to process.
Teacher: Dov SS SimensSee Classes Taught by This Teacher »
Presented and taught by Dov SS Simens, America’s leading independent filmmaking instructor and author of From Reel to Deal (Warner Books).
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School: Gotham Writers' Workshop
We are the leading private creative writing school in New York City and online. Professional writers present workshops in more than a dozen forms of writing. Our interactive online classes, selected as “Best of the Web” by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United...
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