2016 Master Classes

2016 Master Classes designed to educate and foster career development.

Registration for the 2016 ABFF is CLOSED.

Bill Duke

Actors Boot Camp

led by Bill Duke

actor/director/producer read bio

An intensive two-day class on the business and craft of acting through scene study and lively discussion with Bill Duke and several guests from the world of film and television.

Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Bruce Richmond

Television Production – The HBO® Way

led by Bruce Richmond

Executive vice president, Production, for Home Box Office read bio

Join Bruce Richmond – executive vice president, Production, for Home Box Office. Inc., responsible for supervising production on HBO original series, miniseries and films as well as Cinemax original series – for this dynamic class on all aspects of physical production inclusive of hiring, budgeting, scheduling and post.

Saturday, June 18
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Karen Horne

Writing for Television

led by Karen Horne

SVP Programming Talent Development & Inclusion NBC Entertainment & Universal Studios read bio

Want to build a career in television as a writer? Learn what goes into writing an impressive spec script that might get you in the door, to the realities of developing and pitching your own series. Explore story, structure and genres and discover the differences between writing for cable versus network television.

Sunday, June 19
10:00 am – 1:00 pm