MAKING THE ANTI-HOLLYWOOD MOVIE with Veteran TV and Film Director JOHN PUTCH
Successful veteran TV and film director JOHN PUTCH straddles the political & fiscal line by revealing the inconvenient truth about indie films in Hollywood and his unique approach to making films outside the system.Are you a film maker, actor, writer or producer and want to make your own independent film? Do you lack the courage to get off your butt and just do it? This informal seminar will open your eyes to the possibility. Veteran TV director & indie film maker JOHN PUTCH candidly recounts how he has done just that with 3 award winning productions, MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH, ROUTE 30 & ROUTE 30, TOO!
This half day seminar gives attendees the confidence and inside knowledge to kickstart their project with limited resources. Often referred to as the 'Anti Hollywood Filmmaker', Putch will offer his distinct and honest method of tailoring your script, production do's and don'ts, and self-distribution pointers, all from the no-budget perspective. This rebellious approach calls on filmmakers to ignore the Hollywood mystique, and create a film to suit their unique situation.
Join the fun as Putch goes rogue and shares the juicy secrets of just how the system treats indie films. The jam packed afternoon will provide insight and methodology of how to successfully make your film, your own way.
"It's not a class, It's a lesson in reality."
-Designing a shootable script
-Micro Budget Mindset & Theory
-Low budget Production tricks
-Film Festival secrets
-Distribution truths and strategy
-Video clips & examples
-Downloadable seminar packet
-Lots of Q&A
Who should attend:
WRITERS wanting to produce their own material and write for this budget.
ACTORS wishing to know more about the indie process and their role in it.
DIRECTORS wanting insight into small budget.
PRODUCERS who are not familiar with micro budget strategies and wish to embrace the trend.
FILM MAKERS who are about to send their movie on the festival circuit.
FILM FANS wondering why a lot of good films never make it to theaters.
JOHN PUTCH is often referred to as an independent film maverick. One of his first indie efforts, VALERIE FLAKE, landed him at the '99 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He followed that with the indie movies, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, BACHELORMAN, MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH and the ROUTE 30 trilogy of films. On the studio front, John has directed the big-budget comedies AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: The Book Of Love, and BEETHOVEN'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE. Last year, John directed the enigmatic ATLAS SHRUGGED 2. For TV, he has helmed multiple episodes of COUGAR TOWN, FAMILY TOOLS, GOODWIN GAMES, BODY OF PROOF, UGLY BETTY, SCRUBS, MY NAME IS EARL and THE MIDDLE. Multiple TV movies for Hallmark Entertainment, and NBC's epic mini-series, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.
Hyatt Arlington (View)
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
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