Dean Silvers New York City

Specialties: Film and TV

What Dean Silvers is offering:

Secrets, Tools, and Tricks for Breaking into the Film and TV Business

How Dean Silvers can help you:

A three hour seminar and additional consultation services detailing the secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business, based upon his best-selling book. "Secrets of Breaking Into The Film & TV Business" (William Morrow/HarperCollins).

It doesn't take film school or expensive, high-tech equipment to make a brilliant—and marketable—movie today, says successful maverick producer Dean Silvers. For aspiring filmmakers, it's easier than ever to produce—and sell—their work. Dean Silvers' seminar is packed with concrete, proven advice to help you follow in the footsteps of today's cinematic giants, many of whom broke out with runaway independent successes. Drawing from his own experience as a filmmaker, Silvers offers essential tips and a wealth of invaluable knowledge about every aspect of the moviemaking business, from Internet shorts to how to adapt, option, and collaborate on feature-length films (with shoestring budgets).

The seminar will cover 9 basic guidelines:

1. Access Points in the Film Industry
2. Development
3. The Script
4. Pre-Production
5. Casting
Determining Your Budget
Financing / Fundraising
6. Filming
7. Post-Production
8. Sales / Marketing / Distribution
9. Your Next Film

Dean Silvers, JD, MS, PhD, is an award-winning director, producer, best-selling book author, and writer of many successful feature films, television shows, short films, and commercials. He has produced numerous acclaimed films, including Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, which have made millions of dollars worldwide and starred such actors as Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, and many others. He has worked with such distinguished directors as Academy Award nominees David O. Russell, Bob Balaban, and Academy Award winner Juan José Campanella. His films have played at the most prestigious festivals in the world, including Cannes, Berlin and Sundance. He lives in New York City.