Want to kickstart your career in Hollywood? Come with us on the Hollywood Field Trip 5
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April 21st - 26th, 2013
News: Alastair Orr from Hollywood Field Trip 2 is now working with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, having been signed to direct a horror movie in Panama! Fantastic news Alastair and we wish you all the best. We can't wait to see it on the big screen!
"A year after our Hollywood Field Trip I've signed on to direct a horror movie with EPs Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. I want to thank Gen and Andrew for showing me the way things work behind the scenes, how to approach meetings, pitching and the general attitude of people in Hollywood. By pulling back the curtain and showing me the real Hollywood, you guys played an invaluable role in the way I conducted my approach to getting a film made in L.A."
Alastair Orr, Director
"The Field Trip is indispensable to anyone in the UK who's serious about working in LA. Thanks to my visit, I now have a manager in LA who's helped me enormously with my writing, and with whom I'm developing an action comedy. None of that would have happened if I'd sat back in London. "
Jonathan Turner, Screenwriter
The Hollywood Field Trip offers a unique experience for filmmakers. We take a select few (no more than 8 filmmakers, screenwriters and producers) and deliver a hands on, fully guided introduction into the Hollywood film business. That's SIX intensive days in LA.
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"I was worried after I booked this event as to whether it was going to be money thrown to the wind. Please have no fear. Whether you want to work in Hollywood or not, this is an essential trip for a filmmaker. You learn from top professionals. You meet people who are at the top and those who understand and have traversed this minefield we call The Film Business. Do it. You won't regret it!"
Antony Zaki, screenwriter, producer, actor
HOW DO YOU BENEFIT?
- Meet Hollywood's most in demand immigration lawyer: Find out what you need to get a visa to move to LA, how to go about getting sponsorship and how to actually make it happen.
- Meet top Hollywood agents.
- Meet top Hollywood managers.
- Meet top writers, directors and producers working day in and day out in the studio system.
- Meet top entertainment lawyers: Find out how they can help you and why they’re needed.
- Meet top feature film casting directors.
- Meet Film LA: Discuss shooting in Los Angeles, permits, insurance, fees.
- Receive top pitching tips to prepare you so you’re ready to give your best pitch in the room.
- Meet top Hollywood producers: Present and pitch your projects face to face with Hollywood executives behind movies such as BATMAN, ELF, MARMADUKE.
- Familiarize yourself with Los Angeles, visit one of the major studios and get an in-depth overview of the Hollywood business.
"I wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible week - it far surpassed my expectations and re-booted my brain & my soul! You are a force de majure! You have so much respect from your
peers and hard earned kudos - thanks for generously sprinkling a little bit of your stardust our way - it's brought me back to life! "
Pearl Mina, screenwriter/producer
Want to join us on our next Trip? Please read this before purchasing...
Due to the competitive nature of the spots available, we need to ensure that all interested parties meet the minimum professional requirements in order to partake on the Field Trip. Please email Genevieve at email@example.com with your background/resume/details and also if you have any questions in whether you would qualify.
For Writers: You must have at least completed one feature screenplay or teleplay; and have other projects to pitch executives.
For Filmmakers: You must have produced one short film, or one feature film, or one television programme; and have at least one project to pitch executives.
For Producers: You must have worked on one short film or one feature film, or one television programme; and have at least one project to pitch executives.
Please Note: This fee includes all meetings and workshops, transport to and from the hotel. Participants are responsible for flights, accommodation, meals, travel insurance and any other expenses.
"The Hollywood Field Trip is essential for anyone who's serious about breaking into the film business in L.A. The contacts, knowledge and experience crammed into a week is worth its weight in platinum. Coming from the UK I had no idea what to expect in LA or how the business worked over there. The Field Trip gave me the chance to pitch ideas to people working in the industry to see their very different approach to scripts and genre, and to get a fantastic working knowledge of the business. It was also an incredible opportunity to make contacts, and Gen and Zee's knowledge and experience is second to none."
Jonathan Turner, screenwriter
"Getting your foot through the door is half the battle, and we all had two feet placed well inside some of the top industry offices. Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful, and stretched beyond duty, involving themselves with our work. This is the place where business gets done, not talked about, and this is the road in."
Susan Douglas, Producer
I would thoroughly recommend the Hollywood Field Trip to any Brits who are wanting to kickstart their careers in LA - the trip is an intensive week of meetings with industry professionals who offer great advice on working in LA, as well as feedback on your own projects. The whole week has left me energized about starting my career in LA, it makes you want to move over here straight away! Overall it's an insightful, invaluable trip that you don't want to miss out on!
Mark Jeavons, filmmaker
WHAT OUR EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"I wish I had had something like this when I decided to come to L.A. Half the battle is meeting the right people in the industry and understanding the business from the inside out. It took me years to do this on my own. This opportunity would have made my journey so much easier!"
Louise Runge, Producer
"I'm looking forward to meeting British filmmakers. It's becoming less about Hollywood and more about the world - its about reaching out and telling stories on a global level."
Gloria Fan, Vice President of Development and Production
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