- C$99 for Two-Day Comedy Writing workshop with Steve Kaplan (C$349 value)
During this two-day intensive workshop, HBO consultant Steve Kaplan provides budding comedians and comedy writers with essential tools for developing and executing a successful comedy premise on TV or film. Kaplan helped develop the careers of Lewis Black, Nathan Lane, David Crane (Friends), and Tracy Roust (Ugly Betty).
Raindance began as a thought experiment: can you make a movie with no money or experience, and without going to film school? 22 years, later Raindance now has 12 film networking and training hubs worldwide, and runs the largest indie film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival. They provide hands on training, networking events, financing opportunities, and an innovative Membership program to help new and emerging filmmakers get their projects made.
Raindance's practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible workshops as industry professionals help to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers. Students can select courses that teach film industry basics including how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves. As a non-profit training and networking organization that works to promote and support filmmaking throughout the world, many classes conclude with networking sessions at local bars where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.