A masterclass for producers and filmmakers going global
In this masterclass presented in association with the Screen Producers Australia (SPA), accomplished Producer Judi Levine will provide her deep and practical insights into relocating to LA and cover the key issues surrounding the machinations of the LA industry and how to make it work for you.
Taking the leap into the U.S market can be equal measures of exhilarating or exasperating for any producer so getting the right advice from a seasoned, award winning screen professional that has walked the path can provide a clear way forward to navigate potential pitfalls and embrace the inherent opportunities.
An introduction to moving to Hollywood including the practical side to living in LA; manoeuvring the Hollywood System, the Hollywood Calendar – Pilot season; Festivals & Markets and Awards Season;
Working in the international market vs Australia; Indie vs Studio; Securing Representation- the Difference between Agents & Managers, legal representation;
Pitching and creating pitch documents; Financing Features & Attaching Cast – the elusive search for money.
Is Jumpstart Hollywood right for you?
If you are an industry professional looking to make a move to work/live/do business in LA this masterclass will provide extremely useful insight. Judi Levine is seasoned in thriving as an independent producer and the art of surviving in the toughest movie town in the world. Drawing on her experiences in Los Angeles, Levine developed the seminars Jump Start to Hollywood, aimed at helping aspiring artists find an easier path to establishing themselves in the US.
Judi received global acclaim for the award-winning feature film The Sessions, starring Oscar-winner Helen Hunt, and Oscar nominees John Hawkes and William H. Macy, the film won numerous international awards including Audience Awards at the 2012 Sundance, San Sebastian and Mill Valley Film Festivals, as well as a 2012 Sundance Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast. In 2013, the lead cast of The Sessions garnered two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Actress, as well as two Golden Globe nominations in the same categories, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Levine recently co-produced the feature The Catcher was a Spy, a WWII drama about a baseball pro turned secret agent tasked with assassinating German physicist Werner Heisenberg. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and opened to critical acclaim across the US in June 2018. Levine’s other producing credits include the feature film Paperback Romance starring Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carides, and the documentary Hollywood Gold for The Discovery Channel. During her career, Levine has also worked on numerous renowned television mini-series and documentaries, including the award-winning The Dunera Boys starring Bob Hoskins, Waterfront starring Greta Scacchi and the six-hour documentary series The Migrant Experience for SBS. In addition to producing in Australia, Judi’s work has led her to projects all around the globe.
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Presented by Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
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