The Act One Producing & Entertainment Executive Program offers a comprehensive overview of the industry, access to established Hollywood professionals and a highly coveted internship where practical industry experience is gained.
Come and learn how to excel at your craft, deepen your faith and connect to an authentic community of Christians pursuing careers in the mainstream entertainment industry.
THE SUMMER PRODUCING PROGRAM
Dip your toe in the water or dive right in, as this summer program is the foundation for launching your career.
The Summer Producing Program is a series of intensive lectures, workshops, discussions and Q&As designed to offer a comprehensive overview of everything a producer or executive needs to know to fast track their career. We kick things off with an all-inclusive, 5-day Intensive Workshop that is filled with foundational classes on story, the intersection of faith & film, and the spiritual journey of a Christian in the entertainment industry. For the rest of the Summer Program, Workshops are held on Saturdays in Hollywood and are taught by top producers and executives working in the industry. Curriculum includes film-finance, creative development, production, marketing, distribution and exhibition.
The Summer Program is supplemented with an industry Internship at a production company, agency, marketing firm, television network or film studio. Internships are tailored to your career goals and can range from one to five days a week.
SUMMER SCHEDULE & DATES:
5 Day Intensive Workshop: Tuesday, May 27th to Saturday, May 31st, 9am – 6pm
10-Week Saturday Classes: June 7 – August 16, 2014, 9am – 6pm
Additional Events: Periodically throughout the summer, special classes, panels, screenings and other events will take place on select weeknights.
Internship: Throughout the summer – anywhere from 1 to 5 days a week, depending on student’s availability
EARLY APPLICATIONS DUE DATE DECEMBER 31, 2014
$50 FEE WAIVED
REGULAR APPLICATIONS DUE DATE APRIL 15, 2014
LATE APPLICATIONS DUE DATE APRIL 30, 2014
FINAL DEADLINE APPLICATIONS DUE DATE MAY 12, 2014
THE ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
You must first apply to, and be accepted into, the Summer Program before you can apply to the Certificate Program.
The Certificate Program is designed for aspiring producers and executives to be mentored and supported throughout the year by offering additional opportunities for instruction, networking and connecting with the Act One alumni and faculty, as well as to the industry at large. All students in the Certificate Program start off by going through The Summer Program (see description above). However, Certificate Program students go on to take additional, master-level seminars throughout the year that offer deeper instruction and real-world assignments, group projects and exercises to ensure proficiency in the craft of producing. As well, many Certificate students elect to do a second internship in the Fall or Winter. The Certificate Program is broken up into two semesters: The Fall Semester (September – December) and The Spring Semester (February – May).