By attending a film program in Hollywood, students instantly become an insider and participant in the professional film industry—gaining valuable hands on production experience that cannot be created in a classroom.  During the 4-week intensive program, students will take 2 courses, earning 3 credit hours per course. through a Hollywood internship based on their own unique interests, working 20-24 hours per week.  In addition to the internship opportunity, students will learn from industry leaders about film finance, marketing, distribution, sales, legal issues, and new/future media platform.  

RECOMMENDED CREDITS (6)

 

COURSES CREDITS
Inside Hollywood: Internship and Advanced Film Business 3
Hollywood Film Production 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6

 

Course Descriptions:

INSIDE HOLLYWOOD: INTERNSHIP AND ADVANCED FILM BUSINESS

An orientation provides an overview of the creative and operational aspects of the entertainment business, including the Christian’s role working within it. Students find their own internships, non-paid, based on interest with advice and support from faculty and work 20-24 hours per week, normally extending 1-2 months beyond the program based on student’s needs. Learning contracts, weekly time cards, and supervisor evaluations will be required in addition to other assignments for the internship.

A series of seminars includes topics in the entertainment business on film finance, marketing, distribution, sales, legal issues, new/future media platforms, taught by industry leaders. 

Academic Application: Film Studies, Communication, Art, Business, English/Writing, Elective.

Instructors: 

  • Christine Krebsbach (M.A., Regent University), Internship Adjunct
  • Dave DeBorde (MFA, Director/Assoc Professor of Film and Media, Lipscomb University), Seminar Adjunct

HOLLYWOOD FILM PRODUCTION

Students will complete a collaborative budgeted short film following the production and legal requirements for festival submission and using the unique resources and requirements  of Hollywood.  They will collaborate in above the line and below the line crew positions to move beyond technique to artistry in visual storytelling, while receiving specialized training in their particular positions held on the film.

Academic Application: Film Studies, Communication, Art, Business, Elective

Instructors: 

  • Dave DeBorde, MFA, Director/Assoc Professor of Film and Media, Lipscomb University
  • Korey Pollard, MFA Candidate, Instructor of Film and Media, Lipscomb University