The Professional Program in Producing (Online) is modeled after the UCLA M.F.A. Producers Program and provides an intensive overview of the contemporary film, TV and digital media landscape, up-to-the-minute industry insight, and the tools needed to navigate the studio and independent marketplace.

Online seminar-style lectures and Q&A sessions provide ample opportunity to network with like-minded, ambitious individuals with varied professional backgrounds. Many students have formed business connections with classmates, developed projects together and shaped partnerships.

This graduate-level, non-degree competitive-admission program is taught by UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television faculty including:

Sheila Hanahan-Taylor (Breaking In, Final Destination series), Adam Fogelson (Vice Chair of Motion Picture Group at Lionsgate Studios), Billy Ray (The Comey Rule, Richard Jewell, Terminator: Dark Fate, Overlord, The Hunger Games), Paul Green (Anonymous Content), Matthew Milam (Amazon Studios, Jack Ryan, Daisy Jones and the Six, Jack Reacher), John Strauss (Something About Mary, David Makes Man, Mozart in the Jungle), Caddy Vanasirikul (Plan B Entertainment), Randy Greenberg (The Meg, Cowboys & Aliens), Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City), Brandon Loureiro (Strong Baby Entertainment), Kurt Woolner (Film Finances), Donaldson, Callif & Perez (Law Firm), Cory Carroll (Paramount Studios), Robin Pelleck (The Story of Soaps), Chris Caraballo (Disney), Eric Shamlin (Apocalypto, Sin City, Spider-Man 2), Allen Fischer (Artists First L.A.), Chris Modoono (Drinking Buddies, Teacher of the Year), Tim Good (The Last of Us, Gossip Girl), (Michael Gemballa (S.W.A.T., NCIS: New Orleans) and many more.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.

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Deadline Dates

Application deadline: March 3, 2025

Tuition: $6,750

This program is only offered in the SPRING quarter each year. It is not offered in the summer, fall or winter.


Start Date: March 31, 2025
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pacific Time
Duration: 10 weeks
End Date: June 5, 2025
Location: This program takes place online.


The program meets for 38 weeknights over a ten-week period. Over 30 different guest lecturers cover their topic of expertise. The following topics are typically covered:

Navigating your Producing Career, Story Structure and Screenwriting, Showrunning, Feature Film Marketing, Feature Film Distribution, Representation, Completion Bonds, Film and Television Case Studies, Physical Production, Line Producing, Budgeting, Branded Content, Contracts, Clearance and Copyright, Multiplatform Storytelling, Independent Producing, Producing for the International Marketplace, Social Impact Filmmaking, Producing and Developing for Talent, Studio Development, Producing and Directing Documentaries, International Financing, Post-Production Sound, Post-Production Editing, Pitching, and more.


At this time there are no required materials for this course. In the event that course materials are needed, they will be supplied by UCLA.


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Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2025 Professional Program in Producing (Online).

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