Two-Day Film School

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Sat, Feb 11: 9:00am - 06:00pm
Sun, Feb 12: 9:00am - 06:00pm
Location: 555 8th Ave Suite 1402
New York, NY 10018

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Class Information

  • 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
Day One 

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.

Day Two  

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.

Pre-registration required.

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Cancellation Policy

To receive a refund or credit, a student must withdraw by written notification mailed or faxed to us. Refunds and credits are determined by the day that faxed notification is received. The postmark is used when the notice is mailed. Failure to attend classes or notifying the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal. If you withdraw from a course at least two business days before the first class meeting, you are entitled to a full credit toward another Gotham class (including the $25 registration fee) valid for one year or refund less an administrative fee of $25 and the $25 registration fee.  

If you withdraw from a course at least two business days before the second class meeting, you are entitled to a Gotham credit toward another class (not a refund) of the amount you paid less the $25 registration fee and less a prorated amount for the first class meeting. Credits are valid for one year and can not be changed into refunds. 

No refunds will be given one business day prior to the first class meeting or thereafter; no credits will be given one business day prior to the second class meeting or thereafter. Refunds take up to six weeks to process.

Teacher: Dov SS Simens

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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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Gotham Writers' Workshop
Midtown West, Manhattan
555 8th Ave
Suite 1402
Between W 37th & W 38th Streets
New York, NY 10018

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Reviews of Classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop

5 out of 6

Attended: Dialogue Writing Intensive

Absolutely fantastic course, I'd recommend to the beginner as well as the seasoned writer wanting to hone their skills. Very informative and great use of exercise and script analysis to learn the process. Carl was a wealth of information and I'd take another class from him in a heartbeat.

Attended: Write-In

I really enjoyed this class. I like the approach to writing creatively and receiving supportive feedback from peers. I hadn't written in a while, so I found this refreshing. I'll be returning to GWW for another course.

Attended: Songwriting Intensive

Excellent class. Amazing amount of information in one day. Tony Conniff is terrific, and the course was fun.

Attended: How to Get Published Level 1

Excellent instructor. I learned alot-Facilities not too great crowded room too many in the class.

Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

Very satisfied. Good instructor. Nice group of students.

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