OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
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. The course begins with project and career development then culminates with production, exhibition, and marketing.
Honors Bundle Includes:
101. DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST BRAND
102. SCREENWRITING AND STORY DEVELOPMENT
104. MARKETING AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
105. FILM FINANCING WITH CHICAGO MEDIA ANGELS
106. GRANT WRITING
107. +++++ EXTRA CREDIT - LEVEL UP: INDIE TO HOLLYWOOD
Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of project bibles vs pitch materials for shows and films. What is the difference between the two and why is it important to know when you have to create each one. This masterclass will get into the details of creating pitch materials such as EP...
203. What Do Execs Want? A Conversation With an Exec and Repped Talent
What Do Executives Want?" introduces emerging writers and directors to how they can best position themselves to work with studios, production companies, major distributors, agencies and management companies. This course explores how artists can "package" themselves and their ideas to entice execu...
Are you working on an amazing Film/TV project that you hope will mobilize a community? In this masterclass, OTV's Executive Director and Co-Founder, Elijah McKinnon will take you through the basics of designing an Impact Campaign for a film project that will raise awareness and inspire action. T...