March 20 - May 16
Directing: Workshopping Your Feature (Mar. 2020)
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Andrew Wagner

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Expand on your director's toolkit with an experienced director as your guide, in this eight-week course. You will learn how to translate your work from script-to-screen; from breaking down your story, to directing actors, to visual storytelling. The course will focus on analyzing a scene from your feature script and then discussing it in class. Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, and analysis. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. 

Eligibility requirement: Feature script and completion of Directing: Core Elements or feature script and completion of at least one short as director.

The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, March 20 - May 17 
  • SCHEDULE: Fridays, 10am - 12pm PT 
    • Extended first class session: Friday, March 20, 10am - 1pm PT
    • No class on March 27
    • Extended last class session: Friday, May 8, 10am - 1pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between May 10 - 17

BREAKABLE YOU, starring Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub, Alfred Molina, Cristin Milioti and Omar Metwally, is writer/director Andrew Wagner’s third feature film. It had its World Premiere at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival and screened in the Film Independent Series at the LACMA, curated by Elvis Mitchell. BREAKABLE YOU was released by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions in March 2018 and is currently streaming on Hulu. more...
Harrison James studied directing at Boston University where she received the Dean’s Grant for Filmmaking. She then attended the American Film Institute Conservatory as both a Screenwriting and Directing Fellow. Her screenplay STILL LIFE was a finalist for the Sundance Lab. She is currently writing and directing VENICE BEACH CC, a series, and SHOOTING STAR, a feature about a Marine who comes home from Afghanistan and re-enters his life, changed. more...
Lise Raven is a US/EU filmmaker. Her debut feature LOW, set in the gritty world of the Brooklyn boxing scene, was screened internationally. In 2000 Raven was awarded the prestigious DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm Artist Residency in Filmmaking and moved to Berlin where she also received a NIPKOW Fellowship. more...

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