Full course description
What you'll learn:
This seven-day career acceleration course is for students, alums or anyone pursuing careers in the entertainment business and includes:
WELCOME TO CAMP ORIENTATION AND LUNCH.
Workshop: 12 ANGRY MEN RE-IMAGINED
Students work with Hollywood professionals and ASU alums as participants exploring a modern version of this classic film reimagined with a gender balanced cast.
Module 1: THE BUSINESS OF YOU
Students learn how to land that job by developing effective “living” bios and resumes, and, most importantly, a compelling personal story that illustrates why they'll make the perfect employee. Students put it all into practice in "mock-interviews" with industry professionals. Taught by Emmy nominated Writer/Producer and ASU alum, Howard Burkons.
Wednesday, May 23 & Thursday, May 24 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Module 2: CATCHING & PITCHING
Rookie creatives and executives learn the art of listening, pitching and persuading, and then test their newly acquired skills in "mock-pitch sessions" with working Hollywood prosfessionals. Taught by Writer/Professor, Warren Lewis.
Friday, May 25 & Saturday, May 26 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Module 3: NETWORKING & THE TRADES
Students learn how to find and nurture meaningful, long lasting professional relationships and how to track and capitalize on trends in film, TV and new media found in the “trades” (i.e. industry news publications) for the purpose a creating a fruitful network and professional opportunities. Taught by Feature Film Producer and ASU alum, Susan Cartsonis.
Additionally, each instructor will bring guest industry professionals to their module to further this enriching experience. And on Saturday, May 26, Boot Camp ends with a Hollywood Sun Devil Mixer in which you will mingle with ASU alums as well as industry pros, putting what you’ve learned to good use!
*Guests subject to availability.
For a complete list of instructors and guests with bios, please click here
About the instructor
Howard Burkons is a writer and producer known for John Q (2002), the Emmy, SAG, WGA, DGA, ACE, CSA and Golden Globe nominated Ron Clark Story (2006) and Smooch (2011). Howard holds a BFA in Directing/Theater from Arizona State University. Specialties include: Screenwriting, producing, mentoring.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
ASU California Center
725 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Is this course in California?
Yes! This course will take place at the ASU California Center in Santa Monica (725 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Does tuition include travel/lodging?
Tuition does not cover housing or travel. Room and board is the responsibility of the students.
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