#OTVStudyHall

#OTVStudyHall

4 Seasons

Season 3: Worldbuilding & Collaboration taught by Chase Joynt now streaming! As an OTV program, you can stream #otvstudyhall without a paid membership, just sign up for our free OTV Community registration to view.

Designed for intersectional storytellers of all skill levels, these virtual classes are crafted to develop strong writers, directors and independent producers who identify with multiple communities. The #OTVSTUDYHALL series activates its attendees with hands-on workshops, courses and masterclasses taught by a diverse rotating cast of instructors and facilitators that have broken into film and television.

Curated by award-winning professors, coursework takes a hands-on and deeply intentional approach to walking artists through project and career development strategies, the basics of production, exhibition, and marketing, in addition to practical industry skills such as grant-writing, impact production, and how to prepare for a meeting with an executive.

COURSES:
Developing Your Artist Brand

Screening Writing and Story Development

Introduction to Producing

Marketing as Community Engagement

Film Financing

Grant Writing

Indie to Hollywood

Line Producing for Low Budget and Indie Films

Project Bible vs Pitch Deck

What Do Execs Want?

Impact Production

Worldbuilding & Collaboration

Navigating the Film Industry (coming to OTV in 2023)

#OTVStudyHall
  • 101. DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST BRAND

    Episode 1

    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 pursuits. During the workshop you will find the best method to succinctly tell your story in a 1...

  • 102. SCREENWRITING AND STORY DEVELOPMENT

    Episode 2

    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 format, students will receive a crash course on the fundamentals of three...

  • 103. INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCING

    Episode 3

    In this course, participants will learn the ins and outs of project development, attaching production partners, pre-production (script breakdown, scheduling and budgeting), casting, production, post-production workflow, and distribution. This course is designed for creatives who will become de fa...

  • 104. MARKETING AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Episode 4

    In an age where the media is filled with distractions (cue: thirst traps and videos of cute kittens), how do we critically break through the noise and utilize marketing to build intentional community IRL/URL? Join us for an interactive two-hour workshop exploring how to use creative action to pro...

  • 105. FILM FINANCING WITH CHICAGO MEDIA ANGELS

    Episode 5

    This workshop will focus on three main themes:
    1) How to attract investors to your project. This will include learning about ways first time filmmakers can get attention from buyers, how to market your film including understanding pitch decks, when to send your script, optimal ways to network, Fi...

  • 106. GRANT WRITING

    Episode 6

    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 1) an overview of the types of grants/fellowships available to indie TV creators and their different priorities; 2) the pros an...

  • 107. EXTRA CREDIT - LEVEL UP: INDIE TO HOLLYWOOD

    Episode 7

    How do you jump from the indie space to Hollywood? This course shows how long-form TV shows and films are sold, produced and distributed in the United States. We will cover the process from pitch to release and the different organizations that support development. OTV alums who have made the tran...