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Filmmaking & Entrepreneurship - Los Angeles

FEE Seminar (Ages 18 - 26)
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
11845 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064


It’s not easy to break into the film and television industries. At this 3-day seminar with Moving Picture Institute (for ages 18-26), you'll discover how sound economic thinking can make you a better filmmaker and stand out from the crowd.

What You'll Experience

The seminar will take place at Village Workspaces (11845 W Olympic Blvd #1100w, Los Angeles, CA 90064) and will feature lectures from professional filmmakers about stretching budgets, DIY marketing and distribution, and how to create value by doing what you love. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a special screening night with filmmaker Q&As and experience a famous Hollywood studio tour.

If that isn't enough, you'll hear from MPI interns who leveraged their placements into full-time entertainment jobs. Several attendees have even gone on to participate in the Moving Picture Institute’s Hollywood Career Launch Program, where they were placed in paid internships.

Application Details

Sorry, applications are currently closed. Not to worry, there's still time to register for our brand new event FEEcon.

This is the fourth annual seminar in partnership between FEE and the Moving Picture Institute. MPI is a modern-media production house and talent incubator that promotes freedom through film.


03:00 PM - 03:30 PM


03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Opening Remarks (Lana Link, Jason Riddle)

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

The Filmmaker as an Entrepreneur (T.K. Coleman)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Introduction and Group Discussion: What is Entrepreneurship? (T.K. Coleman, Rob Montz, and Claudia Murray)

05:45 PM - 06:30 PM

Head to dinner in Santa Monica

06:30 PM - 07:15 PM

Dinner in Santa Monica

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Film Festival (Showing: Mama Rwanda, 2081, Little Brother, Silence U, We The Internet Sketch)

09:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Travel back to hotel

08:15 AM - 09:15 AM


09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Business vs. Art (T.K. Coleman)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel How to Make it as an Indie Film Entrepreneur (Rob Montz and Adam "Hawk" Jensen)

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 01:30 PM

Distribution and Marketing Entrepreneurship (Keith Ochwat, Lana Link, and Claudia Murray)

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Travel to Paramount Pictures Studio

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour

05:15 PM - 07:00 PM


07:00 PM - 07:45 PM

Travel back to hotel

08:15 AM - 09:15 AM


09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Entrepreneurship and Comedy (Lou Perez, Toby Muresianu)

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Marketing and Distribution Activities

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM


01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

From Interns to Industry Players (Hannah Earl and Nicole Wisdom)

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Feedback Collection

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Students Depart

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Friday 17

Travel Information

Los Angeles, California

You should plan to arrive at the Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles (2815 California State Rte 2, Santa Monica, CA 90404) no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, March 17th, and do not plan to leave the seminar before 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 19th.

We recommend you fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX is about 9 miles from the hotel. You are responsible for your transportation to and from the airport; however, we will provide transportation from the Comfort Inn Santa Monica to Village Workspaces (it’s about 2 miles).

Because of the travel time to and from the hotel, please choose an LAX flight that arrives before 1:00 pm on Friday, March 17th. For departure flights, please choose an LAX flight that leaves after 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 19th.

Hotel rooms will be provided Friday and Saturday night. You will be staying in double occupancy hotel rooms with a roommate. We will not be providing transportation back to the hotel after Closing Remarks so if you are planning to depart the seminar from Village Workspaces, please check out from the Comfort Inn on Sunday morning.

We will have a limited number of rooms on Sunday night for those who cannot depart on Sunday due to cross country flights or a drive longer than 5 hours. 

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