First Film Job has created a workshop designed to help you break into the highly competitive, cliquish film business from a former a development executive. First Film Job Workshop provides “inside” information and tips which can catapult your career.
I have worked in the film business for over fifteen years as both a development executive and independent producer. Throughout the years, I have had many people ask me how to break into the business. So I created a workshop which covers the structure and creative process for the film business. Additionally, it provides “inside” information and tools to accomplish your goals in this high pressure, low tolerance, and intensely competitive environment. Regardless if you dream of selling a script, negotiating content deals, directing an Academy Award winning movie or financing and producing independent films, your first step requires educating yourself. No different than other billion dollar industry, the keys to success are knowledge, talent and… luck.
The competition to work in the film business is fierce. You will see others who are the lucky recipients of nepotism or had internships with powerful, seasoned film veterans. So how do you make yourself stand out? As I’ve told many of my students, “Know your job better than anyone else”. This is where FIRST FILM JOB can help you. My workshop will cover the following information:
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
- Overview of the studio development process
- Explanation of hierarchical structure
- Analysis of box office numbers
- Basic elements of coverage/story notes
3 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
- It’s Hollywood. Dress and talk the part
- Know thyself or the version you want to sell
- ABC (Always Be Closing)
3 ESSENTIAL RULES FOR SUCCESS
- Are you chasing mice or hunting big game?
- Don’t Quit
- Find a Rabbi
Book a one-time lecture or multi-session workshop for your school or organization. First Film Job workshop has become a highly sought after industry learning tool. Whether your group is recent film student graduates or transitioning from another career, I will develop the workshop for your specific needs. Some of my clients include ABC Disney, W Hotel Chicago, W Hotel New Orleans, New York Film Academy, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Dominquez Hills, Los Angeles Harbor College, West Los Angeles College, Virtual Channel Network.com, Indie Producer.net and Scriptwriters Network.