Film masterclass

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
305FMC Z 4 36S English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Petr Horák, Jiří VLACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A series of lectures presenting the current form of the American film industry focusing on Los Angeles and New York. Lecture will be in the form of „master classes“ and the work of independent producers, film agents will be presented in detail, as well as, film PR for Oscars and film studios.

Mode of study

Lectures, video-conferences with guests, discussion.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Good knowledge of the English language

Course contents

Our videoconferencing classes will introduce a current image of American film industry with focus on Los Angeles and New York. Our master classes will show details of following jobs: independent producer, the agent, the PR agency in the Oscars area and the Golden Globe, managing of film studio, studio vice-president etc.

We invite guests which are active in the film industry and who are willing to share their experience and news from the branch of their job. In the middle of the semester a couple of students will introduce one of the following companies:

Annapurna Pictures - http://www.imdb.com/company/co0323215/

FilmNation Entertainment - http://www.imdb.com/company/co0251858/

RatPac-Dune Entertainment - http://www.imdb.com/company/co0449458/?ref_=fn_al_co_2

Legendary Pictures - http://www.imdb.com/company/co0159111/?ref_=fn_al_co_1

Millennium Films - http://www.imdb.com/company/co0002572/?ref_=fn_al_co_1

Every student must prepare at least five questions for each guest and put them into a shared document in advance. The link will be sent to our guests a week before every class.

Presence on every class is mandatory.

The list of lessons will be published in the beginning of the semester.

Moderators:

MgA. Petr Horák

MgA. Jiří Vlach, Ph.D.

Class dates - Tuesdays 7pm:

2.10.

16.10.

30.10.

13.11.

27.11.

11.12.

18.12.

Recommended or required reading

None

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance at all lectures is required.

At the midpoint of the semester two students prepare a presentation of one hollywood film studio (selection is presented in the description).

Aside from the aforementioned presentation each student must prepare one week prior to the lecture at least 5 questions for the given guest. These questions will be sent in advance to the lecturer.

Note

7 lectures:

  1. 10. 2016
  2. 10. 2016
  3. 11. 2016
  4. 11. 2016
  5. 11. 2016
  6. 12. 2016
  7. 12. 2016

Further information

Course may be repeated

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
08.10.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
15.10.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
29.10.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
12.11.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
26.11.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
03.12.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1
10.12.2019 19:00–20:35 Jiří VLACH
Petr Horák
Room No. 334
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans