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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.
Taught by core UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television faculty, this graduate-level, non-degree competitive-admission program also features notable guest speakers. Recent guests have included: Ted Sarandos (Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer for Netflix), Nate Moore (Marvel, Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Eternals, The Falcon and the Winer Soldier), 50 Cent (Power Book series, For Life), the execs of Blumhouse (The Black Phone, Halloween Ends, Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, Sharp Objects, Whiplash, Us), Chris Rice (WME), Billy Ray (The Comey Rule, Richard Jewell, Terminator: Dark Fate, Overlord, The Hunger Games), Paul Green (Anonymous Content), Sheila Hanahan-Taylor (Breaking In, Final Destination series), Eric Shamlin (Immersive Media), Adam Fogelson (Chairman of STX, Hustlers, The Irishman, My Spy, The Secret Garden, Gunpowder Milkshake, National Champions), Matthew Milam (Amazon Studios, Jack Ryan, Daisy Jones and the Six, Jack Reacher), Tom Nunan (Crash), Brad Ableson (Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Simpsons), Veena Sud (The Killing, The Salton Sea), Marc Bienstock (Shining Girls, Homecoming, Old), Keith David (Nope, Shelby Oaks, Armageddon), David Garfinkle (Murdered by Morning, Naked and Afraid), Kelly Edwards (Sex, Love & Secrets), David Amann (FBI, Castle X-Files), Nikki Stier-Justice (American Cherry, Second Chances), Tom Jennings (Shock Docs, The Real Right Stuff), Andy Weil (BoJack Horseman, The Ranch), and many more.
Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
We are accepting late applications this week. Late applications will be considered if a spot opens in the program before the start date.
Start Date: June 20, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pacific Time
Duration: 10 weeks
End Date: August 24, 2023
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, Streaming, 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 and Directing Documentaries, International Financing, Post-Production Sound, Post-Production Editing, Pitching, and more.
COURSEWORK & MATERIALS
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 Summer 2023 Professional Program in Producing (Online).
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