Learn how Hollywood really works
from movie and TV professionals
from movie and TV professionals
Film 5.0 is a professional seminar like no other. It’s taught by seasoned pros who have worked on everything from major motion pictures and TV shows to indie films and documentaries. In a single information-packed day, you’ll discover how it’s really done in Hollywood—and how you can fit into this crazy, creative business.
Steve Hiller and Linda Gacskó have decades of credits in film and TV. They understand Hollywood from the inside, and now they’re bringing you a seminar designed to get you ready—and fast—for the production environment in the studio and on location.
Plus you’ll hear from working actors, successful producers, casting directors and others to help give you the big picture. It's the high-energy lowdown on Hollywood!
Which side of the camera are you on?
If you want to know how TV shows and films wind up on the screen, Film 5.0 is for you. We offer one seminar just for actors and one for those who are interested in production, such as:
• Video producers
• Film students
• Job seekers
• Movie buffs
Film 5.0 for actors
To be successful, actors need to understand:
• what the camera is seeing
• how eye lines work
• how to take screen directions
• where their marks are
• industry jargon and terminology
You'll hear solid advice from working actors and directors. “Ready for your closeup” is more then just a saying—and Film 5.0 will get you ready.
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Film 5.0 for Filmmakers
Writers, directors, and producers need to know how to work with actors and understand the realities for hiring a crew, renting equipment, handling legalities and ensuring the project gets done.
Filmmakers will learn:
Film 5.0 is interactive
You’ll learn by doing. Steve and Linda will have you walk around the workshop set to understand blocking and camera angles. You’ll do a script breakdown. And remember: There are no stupid questions!
Film 5.0 is fun
This seminar is intense. You’ll absorb a ton of information, and you’ll have lots of fun. Your instructors will share behind-the-scenes stories about the production of your favorite movies. You will not believe what they have seen!
You’ll leave knowing how to banana around a chair, when to use a Mickey Rooney, and the mystery behind Abby Singer's presence on every set.
The Film 5.0 crew has presenting sneak peeks of the seminar across Chicagoland and points beyond! Here's one rave review:
“Linda and Steve came to talk with a group of over 50 film enthusiasts. My students absolutely loved it. The talk was the perfect blend of information and entertainment. The insight that they shared about the industry was just interesting as the fantastic stories they shared about their years on movie sets. I would highly recommend them!” —Jon Colb, Fishers High School
Get on the Film 5.0 email list
Join our email list to learn about all upcoming locations and dates in the U.S. Canada, Paraguay, Vietnam, and Kenya. If you know at least 25 people who are eager to learn in a hands-on learning environment, email us about bringing Film 5.0 to your town—anywhere on Earth!