One-Day Film School with Optional Movie-Financing Course at Hollywood Film Institute (Up to 69% Off)

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Film-school crash course teaches students essentials such as writing, directing, and producing, with optional class on how to finance films

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for a one-day film-school crash course (a $225 value)
  • $89 for a one-day film-school crash course and movie-financing course (a $275 value)

During the three-hour crash course, students learn filmmaking essentials such as writing, directing, producing, budgeting, scheduling, marketing, and distribution. The supplemental Movie Money course discusses strategies for financing a film. The crash course is scheduled on September 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The crash course and Movie Money combination class is scheduled for September 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and September 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Both options also include a filmmaker's workbook, and an official diploma and certificate are available for an extra $12.

Hollywood Film Institute

Dov Simens, the founder of the Hollywood Film Institute, didn’t need a four-year film school to learn his craft. The former bookstore owner sold his business and moved to Hollywood, gathering street-level knowledge of the industry and eventually making his own acclaimed feature film. Later, Dov lectured on the campuses of esteemed institutions such as UCLA, USC, and NYU, working with students including Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith, and Queen Latifah in the process.

He condenses his decades of knowledge into courses of varying length, including his signature Two-Day Film School and One-Day Film School. The classes cover the essentials of the biz, including topics such as screenwriting, budgeting, cinematography, lighting, and writing light saber sequences into climactic courtroom scenes. He also offers postproduction education in areas such as navigating festivals, marketing, and distribution.

2-Day Film School

For more than 20 years, Dov Simens has been taking the film world by storm. He has lectured on the campuses of esteemed institutions such as UCLA, USC, and NYU, working with students including Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith, and Queen Latifah in the process. To share his success with others, he's condensed his decades of knowledge into a range of Hollywood-centric courses, including his signature Two-Day Film School and One-Day Film School. The classes cover the essentials of the biz, including topics such as screenwriting, budgeting, financing, raising money, producing, and how to make your film whether your budget is $5,000 or $10 million. He also offers postproduction education in areas such as navigating festivals, marketing, and distribution.

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