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Inside the Business of Film and Television

Units: 4
Student Level: All

Jun 26 - Aug 4 Add to cart
In-Person (Ages 16+)
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 5:50pm -10:00pm (PDT)
Orientation: Jun 19, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Max. Seats: 30
Faculty: Adam Egypt Mortimer


About the Class

During this six-week symposium, classes will examine all aspects of the entertainment industry, including features and television, Studio and Indies, agents and managers, development, production and more.

The main focus of this course is identifying a student’s own unique path as a creator, craftsperson or executive through instructor lectures and discussions with special guests, working industry professionals from all facets of the entertainment industry.

Course Objectives

Through a series of guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to discuss topics such as:

  • The studio system
  • Working with agents and managers
  • Various perspectives on the development process
  • Making and distributing independent media
  • Networking and breaking into the industry

Students will participate in a detailed examination of the process of “setting up” a project, from identifying an original idea to best practices for shaping that idea for the needs the market and crafting a pitch.

Guest Speakers from Previous Years:

  • Sarah Broshar – Film Editor, West Side Story (2021)
  • Luke Rivett – Manager, Anonymous Content
  • Phil Augusta Jackson – Writer/Producer/Actor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Vincent Scordino – Head of Marketing, Amazon Studios
  • Josh Safran – Showrunner, Gossip Girl; Smash; Quantico
  • Jess Carson – Writer/Director, The Papers; The Flash
  • Alex Hedlund – Producer, Chucky (SyFy Series); The Great Wall
  • Nate Bolotin – Foreign Sales, XYZ Films
  • Beau Stapleton – Entertainment Attorney
  • Elijah Wood – Actor/Producer

Additional Information

  • Should the SCA Summer Program move to an online format for Summer 2023, this course will be CONVERTED to an online class.
  • All dates and times are subject to change.
  • Additional tutorials are taught outside scheduled class hours.

INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA