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How to Make it in Hollywood

Lights. Camera. Action!

Make your dreams come true with this masterclass!

For the first time ever, we are revealing the secret to actually getting a job and working in Hollywood during an exclusive two-weekend experience for those interested in a career in film and entertainment – whether it is developing ideas, behind the camera or as an actor on the “big screen.”

This masterclass will be led by Mark Wolper, President of The Wolper Organization.

Under Mark’s leadership, the Wolper Organisation has been responsible for over 500 films that have won more than 150 awards, including:

  • Two Academy Awards
  • 50 Emmy Awards
  • Seven Golden Globes Awards
  • Five Peabody Awards
  • Recognition and retrospectives from Cannes and other respected international film festivals.

Mr. Wolper and his company has been a subsidiary of Warner Bros in Hollywood for over 40 years.

Schedule

2

weekends

10

hours

4

days

infinite possibilities!

June 15, 16, 22, 23

Deadline to register: June 13th

Click on the dates below!

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Saturday, June 15th, 13.00 – 17.00
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Sunday, June 16th, 11.00 – 15.00
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Saturday, June 22nd
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Sunday, June 23rd
Masterclass Program

his masterclass offers unparalleled access to expertise to build your career in film and media, including

  • A comprehensive two-weekend program designed to introduce you to the inner workings of Hollywood from both a big-picture perspective and specifically from the perspective of actors, writers/directors and film crew, specifically:
  • Day 1: June 15th (13.00 – 17.00)
    • Breaking News: The very current status of Hollywood.
    • Hollywood 101: Why the system works the way it does.
    • The Dirty Little Secret: How the system makes sure that you can’t get in.
    • Reality Check: What you should really consider before trying.
    • Meet The Competition: Okay, what does everyone here want to do?
    • Feel The Truth: Come pitch yourself to me.
    • The Curtain Starts to Pull Back: 3 big tricks to making it.
  • Day 2: June 16th (11.00 – 15.00)
    • Hello!!!  The 3 Big Tricks are Just the Beginning and Not Enough
    • Talent Comes Last:  If You Can’t Get in the Door, Your Talent is Irrelevant.
    • The Door:  Who is Guarding It???
    • Your Weapon:  What can break down the door.
    • Your Shield:  What is going to keep you alive when you get in.
    • Revolving Door:  Oh crap, you can end up outside again!
    • Your Backpack:  What are your tools, other weapons, and magic power.
    • The competition:  Meet your enemy, allies, and superheroes.
  • Day 3 & 4 (Job-Specific Sessions): June 22nd (11.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00) and 23rd (11.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00)
    • What It Means: What does it mean to say you are an actor, director, producer or writer? Bet you don’t know!
    • Who Cares: Don’t waste your time talking to everybody. Focus on the stakeholders that matter.
    • Why you Need to Know More: In the “Art of War” Sun Tzu says, “you better know your enemy!”
    • When You are Ready: You got your foot in the door. Now what?
    • How You Become Relevant: How to make your talent shine.
    • Advanced Secrets for the Advanced: It is a secret! Come to the masterclass to find out!
  • A chance to have your work selected by Mark Wolper and his Warner Bros. team for their next big project.

Formal training is not required, but true passion for the industry and a willingness to learn from one of the industry’s leading producers is a must.

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

An opportunity to add a one-on-one session with Mark himself to guide you in uncovering valuable insights, constructive feedback and professional advice based on your individual talent. Only 8 one-on-one sessions are available.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the “How to Make It in Hollywood” Masterclass?

The “How to Make It in Hollywood” Masterclass is an exclusive two-weekend program hosted by the Institute of ACS Athens and The Wolper Organisation, led by Mark Wolper, President of The Wolper Organization. It offers aspiring actors, producers, writers, and film professionals unparalleled access to insider secrets, personalized guidance, and the opportunity to have their projects considered for future endeavors in the film industry.

Why should I take this Masterclass?

Many who dream of making it in Hollywood spend thousands of dollars traveling to Hollywood and aimlessly knocking on doors to find the secrets to success. With this investment, you will put yourself on a path to getting the job you dream of so you can be more intentional (and successful) on your path to film industry success.

If you’re an actor or film professional, this masterclass provides you the unique opportunity to learn from and connect with Mark Wolper, a seasoned professional in the industry, and his Warner Bros. team.

In fact, you could even get the chance to have your project selected by Mark Wolper and his Warner Bros. team for their next big project. Whether you’re a producer, director, actor, writer, or crew member, this Masterclass offers a unique opportunity to showcase your talent on a global scale.

Who should apply for this program/masterclass?

This program is designed for those interested in developing a career in film and entertainment, whether it is developing ideas, behind the camera or as an actor on the “big screen.” Whether you are an aspiring actor, producer, writer, director or want to be part of the movie magic behind the scenes, this masterclass offers unparalleled access to insights and coaching that you can build on to grow your career in film.

How old must I be to apply for the masterclass?

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for the masterclass. However, ACS Athens students between the ages of 16 and 18 may also apply with parental consent, as confirmed by ACS Athens alum Mark.

Do I need to be fluent in English?

This program is conducted in English, and participants must comprehend English proficiently. A good understanding of English for effective participation in the masterclass will be necessary.

Are there any prerequisites or requirements for attending this class?

No formal training is needed. Only a true passion for the industry and a willingness to learn from one of the industry’s leading producers is a must.

Will I be able to share my work with Mr. Wolper and get feedback from him directly?

In addition to the two-weekend masterclass, Mr. Wolper is also offering a limited number of one-on-one sessions that participants can add to the masterclass. During these sessions, Mark will sit down with you to delve into your work, offering valuable insights, constructive feedback, and professional advice. This personalized session is designed to empower you in refining your creative approach and navigating the intricacies of the entertainment industry whether you are an actor, director, writer, producer or crew member.

How are “top participants” selected in each category to unlock the VIP benefits indicated on the website?

All masterclass participants will be able to learn how to unlock the secrets of making it in Hollywood through this two-weekend program. Throughout the masterclass, Mr. Wolper will engage participants in a variety of discussions and activities giving everybody the opportunity to stand out.

What is the deadline to register for this Masterclass?

Registration for this class closes on June 13th, 2024; however, don’t wait until June to register for this once-of-a-kind Masterclass. If you register before May 31st, you pay ONLY €245 for the masterclass or €315 for the masterclass plus an additional one-on-one session. That is a 30% discount that you get simply for registering early.

Why is Mark Wolper offering this masterclass in Greece?

While this masterclass is valued at €1,500, Mark is extending a generous discount exclusively for individuals in Greece, inspired by his own connection to ACS Athens as an alumnus, making this invaluable opportunity more accessible to aspiring actors and film professionals.

What is the Wolper Organization?

THE WOLPER ORGANIZATION, under the leadership of Mark Wolper, has been responsible for over 500 films, which have won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, five Peabody’s, and recognition and retrospectives from Cannes and other respected international film festivals. Mr. Wolper and his company has been a subsidiary of Warner Bros in Hollywood for over 40 years. Mr Wolper will be conducting the “How to Make it in Hollywood” Masterclass in Athens for the first time ever on June 15 & 16, 22.

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Secure your place in this exclusive Masterclass where you will gain personalized guidance from an industry expert and elevate your project to new heights.

*VAT is included in all the prices

Contact & Venue Details

ACS Athens Campus
129 Agias Paraskevis & Kazantzaki, 15234 Halandri

The school is located 100 meters from the “Agia Paraskevi” Metro Station (blue line #3).

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