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Seminar - Los Angeles Brought to you by No Budget Film School
Registration ended: 02/28/2015
Class Begins: 02/28/2015   Ends: 03/01/2015
Class Time: 9:00 am - (PST)
FEE: $275/$270 Registration Expired


"The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking"

Saturday & Sunday, February 28 & March 1, 2015 • 9:00am - 6:00pm

Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA


"The absolute best class you can take on how to make your own low/no budget film. Seriously." - Signe Olynyk, Founder, Great American Pitchfest; Writer/Producer, Below Zero


Screenwriters, stop waiting for someone to option your script!


No Budget Film School presents its famed two-day micro-budget filmmaking class in Los Angeles Feb. 28 - March 1, 2015. Taught by producer Mark Stolaroff--former principal of IFC's Next Wave Films--No Budget Film School is designed for anyone who wants to take control of their career by making a feature with whatever resources they have available to them right now.


In this class, attendees will learn the rules of successful micro-budget production, whether the budget is $200,000 or $200.  No-budget professionals will offer their first-hand knowledge of production, post production, marketing, and distribution.  Clips from micro-budget films will illustrate specific tricks and state-of-the-art techniques used by the most resourceful filmmakers. These lessons will maximize limited resources and minimize critical errors that can doom otherwise worthy projects. Students will walk away with powerful ideas that they can use immediately, saving them time and money. These cutting edge techniques can NOT be found in a book, at film school, or in other film classes.


If you're through writing screenplays that nobody sees, this will be the most practical filmmaking course you will ever take!


Guest speakers include:


Peter Broderick (President, Paradigm Consulting). Considered one of the world's leading authorities on alternative distribution strategy, Peter will be giving an empowering presentation on Hybrid Distribution and Crowdfunding.


Ricky Fosheim (Director/Producer/DP). Fosheim's most recent feature, And Uneasy Lies The Mind, was the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone.  The no-budget film played in the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was recently released by Gravitas.


Matt Radecki (Founder, Different By Design). An award-winning producer of films like Marwencol and TV Junkie, Matt is also the founder of indie-friendly post house Different By Design. He will go over post production on a "no" budget. 


Blake Robbins  (Actor, Writer, Director, Producer). A veteran actor and a former No Budget Film School student, Blake wrote, directed, produced and starred in his own no-budget feature, The Sublime And Beautiful, after attending No Budget Film School.  The film premiered in Competition at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival and went on to win several awards at festivals around the world.  It was released recently by Candy Factory.


Matt Sobel (Writer/Director/Producer). Matt's first feature, Take Me To The River, just premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was a hit at the festival. It stars Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton, and Richard Schiff.  He is an IFP Film Narrative Lab and Binger FilmLab fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2014.



All attendees will receive Movie Magic Screenwriter software absolutely FREE! (a $250 Value!). Attendees will also receive special discounts on Quick Film Budget's innovative budget-making tool, and on Lightspeed's  new cloud-based production management system..


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"Tremendous stuff, all weekend long, and so professionally put together. The "write to your definition of no-budget/write to your resources" philosophy at the center of your teaching really came through and rang true--absolutely vital, and really sums it up." - Chris Soth, Screenwriting Instructor,


"No Budget Film School is the best! What an awesome program. A must for all." - Zelie Dember-Slack, Writer/Director, The Sweetest Heir,


"I learned a TON and now have answers to the myriad of questions that I had before taking your course. Your class was the 'kick in the pants' that Joshua and I needed to go and just make our film." - Nick Loritsch, Writer/Producer, Born & Raised (


"Thanks for a tremendously inspiring and informative weekend. Great, concise, very helpful info. What I didn't know scares me! It's a kick in my ass to get a feature going." - Patrick Cannon, WGA


"Both my brother and I want to thank you for the most exhilarating educational experience we've ever had. And that's saying something since I'm 65 and my brother is 62. Your personal enthusiasm, your knowledge and your care made it a fantastic weekend. Thanks again for last weekend's fun, funny and incredibly helpful seminar." - Ron Jackson (Writer/Producer, 5 Hour Friends,


"I'm so excited to say my feature directorial debut is locked! I'm incredibly proud that we made this amazing, expensive-looking and sounding film for under100k, and couldn't have done it without you and your no-budget class!" - Elisabeth Fies, Writer/Director/Producer, The Commune


"The class was great.  There was a tremendous amount of information and encouragement for approaching filmmaking in a very liberating way." - Josh Schorr, Writer, Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship winner


"You're The Man. Your philosophy is excellent and valuable." - Glenn Gers, (Writer, Mad Money, Fracture; Writer/Director, Disfigured)


"Your course has already had a great impact on the feature that I am writing and I am certain I will have a better film for it. It was a very inspiring day for me and I hope to some day be in a position to better thank you for your generosity." - Ed Fowler 


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