This eight-week, online course, with director Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, and Freeheld) will introduce participants to the fundamental elements of fiction film directing, from finding and developing great material to prepping for a shoot to working with actors. The course will include online, live presentation/discussions with Peter Sollett, the opportunity to direct and edit an exercise scene on your mobile device, a one-on-one mentoring session, and a guest presentation with a leading independent filmmaker. Previous guest presentations include case studies with writer/directors Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) and workshops with Award-winning screenwriters Joan Tewkesbury and Bill Wheeler.
Scholarships are available. You must apply to the course before you apply for a scholarship.