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  • #OTVFEATURES: THANDO (FEBRUARY SELECTION)

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    THANDO is a cinematic meditation on black love, vulnerability and the pursuit of joy.
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    After Reza, a non-binary rising performing artist from a township in Soweto, begins to settle into Johannesburg when Mase, a writer struggling to understand his identity, unexpectedly arrives into his life....

  • OTV Study Hall: Honors Bundle

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    OTV STUDY HALL is designed to develop strong writers, directors and independent producers who identify with multiple communities that have been historically marginalized in film and television because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, class, disability or citizenship status. ...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 101. DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST BRAND

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    Me, Myself, and I: Developing Your Brand for the Public
    Professor: Britt Julious (She/Her)
    In an infinite sea of content, it's difficult to stand out! This one hour course will examine how successful artists develop their personal brand to identify opportunities and press for their creative purs...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 102. SCREENWRITING & STORY DEV.

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    Mastering Storytelling

    Professor: Jessica King (They/Them, She/Her)
    Mastering format and visual storytelling are essential to building a career as a filmmaker. This three-hour session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of screenplay writing. Building on the basics of screenplay for...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 103. PRODUCTION

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    Short Form Content Producing for Creatives: How to Navigate Development
    Through Distribution

    Professor: Stephanie Jeter (She/Her)

    In this course, participants will learn the ins and outs of project development, attaching production partners, pre-production (script breakdown, scheduling and bud...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 104. MARKETING

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    104. MARKETING AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Do it for the Culture (Not the Gram): Interactive Marketing as Community Engagement

    Professor: Elijah McKinnon (They/Them/Beyonce)

    In an age where the media is filled with distractions (cue: thirst traps and videos of cute kittens), how do we critically...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 105. FILM FINANCING

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    105. FILM FINANCING WITH CHICAGO MEDIA ANGELS

    Finding, Persuading, and Efficiently Working with Film Investors

    Professor: Mark Glassgow (He/Him)

    This workshop will focus on three main themes:
    1) How to attract investors to your project. This will include learning about ways first time filmmak...

  • OTV STUDY HALL: 106. GRANT WRITING + EXTRA CREDIT

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    106. GRANT WRITING

    Securing the Bag: How to Slay Grant and Fellowship Applications

    Professor: Aymar Jean Christian (He/Him)

    How do you get a grant? Artists will learn how to talk about their show in ways attractive to non-profit funders, film juries, and public officials. This course provides ...