Called to Hollywood? Act One Screenwriting and Producing Programs Application Deadlines Approaching

The premier training program for filmmakers of faith pursuing careers in mainstream Hollywood

 

“Act One’s Producing Program understands that apprenticeship is vital in Hollywood. Students are exposed to working producers and executives not only in the classroom, but through hands-on internships as well. If you’re looking for an immersive learning experience, go through the Producing Program!”

– Dan Lin, Act One Faculty and Producer of Sherlock HolmesTerminator Salvation and The Gangster Squad

Are you serious about becoming a better filmmaker? A better writer or producer? Then spend this summer with the premier training program for Christians pursuing a career in mainstream Hollywood.

Located in the heart of Hollywood, Act One offers a variety of programs and services designed to develop artistry, professionalism, meaning and Christian Spirituality — all while fostering connection to, and fellowship with, a vibrant community within the entertainment industry.

Act One graduates include the Emmy Award-winning producer of Intervention (A&E), producing and creative staff for films such as The Blind SideThe Book of Eli, and 2012 Academy Award winner The Artist, as well as writers for shows such as The Unit (CBS), Justified (FX), Leverage (TNT), and Hawaii Five-O (CBS).

 

WRITING FOR FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM

Through mentoring and workshops, Act One provides writers with a strong foundational understanding of the entertainment industry, the art and ethics of storytelling, and the realities of living a life of faith in Hollywood. A mentored spiritual formation group experience galvanizes a life of faith while students master the business and craft of storytelling for the global audience. Courses range from 1 week to 14 months and are taught by industry professionals who literally step off studio lots to teach.

This June, Act One is launching their first online screenwriting program, as well as their summer writing workshop.

2012 SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP

The Workshop is a series of intensive lectures and workshops focused on the craft of screenwriting, coupled with rigorous writing exercises and individualized weekly feedback on your work from a Hollywood professional. The Workshop kicks off with an allinclusive retreat in the beautiful hills of Malibu, CA, setting you in the midst of Hollywood screenwriters, producers, and executives who will engage you in high-level discussions on film, story, faith and contemporary culture. Classes then move to Hollywood and are taught by top-level, working writers and producers who often step off the studio lots to come teach at Act One. Curriculum includes classes and assignments on structure, character, dialogue, writing for television, the spiritual journey of a writer, screenings, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and much more.

Program Dates:

  • Kick-Off Retreat: June 11th – June 15th, 2012 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm. All-inclusive and overnight)
  • Saturday Workshops: June 16th – August 25th, 2012 (Classes are held on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm)

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PRODUCING & ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

Act One provides a strong foundational understanding of the entertainment industry and real-world experience through interships, workshops, and networking. A mentored spiritual formation group experience galvanizes a life of faith while students master the business and craft of filmmaking for the global audience. Courses range from 2 weeks to 14 months and are taught by industry professionals who literally step off studio lots to teach.

This June, Act One offers a summer long program complete with an industry internship.

SUMMER WORKSHOP & INTERNSHIP

Dip your toe in the water or dive right in, as this summer program is the foundation for launching your career.
The Workshop is a series of intensive lectures, discussions and Q&As designed to offer a comprehensive overview of everything a producer or executive needs to know to fast track their career. We kick things off in the beautiful hills of Malibu, CA with an all inclusive, 5-day Retreat that is filled with foundational classes on story, the intersection of faith & film, and the spiritual journey of a Christian in the entertainment industry. For the rest of the summer, classes are held on Saturdays in Hollywood and are taught by top producers and executives working in the industry. Curriculum includes film-finance, creative development, production, marketing, distribution and exhibition.

The Workshop is supplemented with an entertainment-industry Internship at a production company, agency, marketing firm, television network or film studio. Internships are tailored to your career goals and can range from five days a week to just one.

Program Dates:

  • Kick-Off Retreat: June 11th – June 15th, 2012 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm. All-inclusive and overnight)
  • Saturday Workshops: June 16th – August 25th, 2012 (Classes are held on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm)
  • Internship: Throughout the summer – anywhere from 1 to 5 days a week, depending on student’s availability

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 “Every great production starts with the writer. Writers who are interested in the craft of writing should start with Act One!”
– Ralph Winter, Act One Faculty, Executive Producer, WolverineX-Men, and Fantastic Four