Workshops

INDIE WRITER SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP

This introductory workshop is a new writer’s best self-defense guide. Included in this two and half hour intensive are: methods for dealing with writer’s block, rules of selling and/or producing your screenplay, and a clear and effective plan to help complete your screenplay and format it properly. It is specifically designed for those who are having trouble getting started or completing their script. This workshop focuses on concept to first draft.

INDIE FILM PRODUCER SURVIVAL GUIDE

This three-hour intensive, is essential for every new producer/director in the process of creating indie features, shorts and web series. These step-by-step instructions will guide you away from many of the pitfalls common in most indie productions. This workshop will jump start your production’s transformation into a well-oiled machine and set you on a path of success in festivals and distribution.

New Screenplay Writer Workshop

Day 1

Saturday September 8, 2018

Lunch Meet and Greet
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshop
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Students will learn:

  • Elements of a Good Screenplay
  • Effective Outlining
  • Properly Screenplay Format
  • Core Story Elements
  • How to overcome writers’ block

Classroom exercises:

  • Outline of original screenplay

New Screenplay Writer Workshop 

Day 2 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lunch Meet and Greet 1pm – 2pm

Students will learn:

  • Screenplay Writing Software
  • Character Development
  • Three Act Structure

Classroom exercises:

  • Create rough draft of Screenplay
  • Create rough draft of Treatment

INDIE FILM PRODUCER SURVIVAL GUIDE 

Day 1 

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Meet and Greet 1pm – 2pm

Students will learn:

  • Roles and responsibilities of producer
  • Step by Step Production process
  • What to expect from actors, writers & directors
  • Legal & Business basics;
  • Where to get cast, crew & equipment

Classroom exercises:

  • Creating script breakdown
  • Creating outline for Treatment
  • Practicing 30 secs Investor Pitch

INDIE FILM PRODUCER SURVIVAL GUIDE

Day 2 

Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Meet and Greet 1pm – 2pm

Students will learn:

  • How to fund film & TV projects
  • Essential contracts and business structures
  • Rules of distribution deals and film festivals
  • How to create pitch decks and term sheets

Classroom exercises:

  • Creating sample budget
  • Creating sample business plan
  • Practicing pitch meeting

Workshop Instructor

Workshop classes are led by Babatunde Odesanya, a film industry professional with over 20 years of experience. He has led creative teams for productions that have aired on Bravo, Centric and TV One. His production and distribution company African Studios produces content for Amazon, Tidal, and Fubu TV. He currently has a feature film being distributed by Lionsgate. Mr. Odesanya is also the founder & CEO of the Black and Latino Filmmaker’s Coalition.

This workshop helped me understand and get a clearer understanding on how to produce a project, write one and how to pitch. Pitching seems to be the most challenging at times and this workshop really broke it down for me and gave me better insight. This workshop also showed me that producing “ain’t easy”, so you have to put your all in it or nothing.

Kenishia G.