Proof-of-Concept Class

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Sundays 8/25, 9/1, & 9/8 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT | Writing Your Proof-of-Concept Short Script
Hosted by Zac Allard | Creative Executive, Exile Entertainment

Sundays 9/15, 9/22, & 10/20 @ TBD PT | Shooting Your Proof-of-Concept Short
Hosted by Arman Cole | Short Filmmaker

Sundays TBD* (3 Sessions) | Editing Your Proof-of-Concept Short
Hosted by Nathaniel Siri | Editor/Post-Production Professional

Showcase: All shorts completed in the program will be feature in a Showcase Spotlight to our roster of executives!

*Exact dates & times will be worked out with the group based on each writer's timeline for post-production.

Congratulations to Matt and Jordan Toronto, who signed with LOCUS Entertainment following completion of the short film they made in this program!

Further to our goal of providing ever-fresher avenues to help our writers to get optimal exposure in unique ways, we are bringing back our 9-week online program where writers will be guided through producing a short proof-of-concept for one of your full-length scripts (open to both Pilots & Features) from writing the short, to shooting the project (even just on your phone), and editing a final cut ready for circulation!

You will be guided by a different expert for each of the 3-week segments (from focusing on writing the script, to guiding you virtually on shooting and directing the short, to a post-production expert to guide you with editing). AND, when it's all done, we will have a private showcase where we will send the finished shorts to our roster of executives for maximum exposure!


    Zac Allard is the creative executive of Exile Entertainment. Zac has extensive experience working at numerous production companies and was one of the early readers on The Black List. Exile Entertainment represents Academy Award-winning writer/directors Guillermo Del Toro (SHAPE OF WATER), Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND) and Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK). Zac has a master’s degree in English from Georgetown and has worked to develop/edit with screenwriters and novelists and playwrights.

    Arman Cole is a freelance director, writer, and producer. His USC MFA thesis film SMALL ARMS, starring Tyler Young of USA Network's EYEWITNESS, premiered at the Creative Artists Agency Moebius showcase, played at LA International Shorts Fest, and was recently released online on Short of the Week as well as at Omeleto, where it has over 50,000 views. He co-produced the Warner Bros. financed proof-of-concept short film RISE which is now being developed there as a feature by Roy Lee. In addition to producing and directing web content, shorts, and music videos, he is currently developing an independent feature drama about undocumented Pakistani immigrants set in his home state of Michigan. 

    Nathaniël Siri has been editing, directing, and producing film & media projects for over 25 years. From his films which traveled the festivals of the world (Exode, Dans le Passage…) to corporate productions (commercials, online promotional materials) and more artistic projects (music videos, video-choreographic installations), Nathaniël is a multi-faceted professional known for bringing impactful visual contributions and an organic workflow to his collaborators. Currently, Nathaniël is developing his own films and video-choreographic projects, producing an original musical for the stage (Reunion of The Bells), regularly working as a French voice artist and linguist, and occasionally teaching fellow actors and filmmakers.

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