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Many filmmakers dream of writing, directing or producing a movie for a large studio, accessing to the best creative talent in the world, tens of millions of dollars, top notch crews, incredible resources, and guaranteed distribution.  But the path into a studio is long and difficult.
In this module, you will learn how to get your project through the studio approval system, what studio executives are looking for, and how studios work with directors and producers.
Avoid common pitfalls many new filmmakers experience and learn the path to a career with the studios.


  • 26:19 video that walks you through the steps of how a project is produced at a studio
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How a studio is structured
  • The life of a script
  • Unsolicited materials and what happens to them
  • What studio executives look for in new scripts
  • How you can leverage a directing job with your script
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