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WE HELP FILMMAKERS TURN PROJECTS INTO PROFITS
PROGRAMS I 2024
Ford Studios® is now offering in-person (and online), our award-winning Masterclass at various locations worldwide. The eight (8) classes cover the “business of filmmaking”, from script to screen, and meets Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Online classes are conducted over Zoom. >>Learn More
Ford Studios® is now offering in-person (and online), our award-winning Individual Workshops at various locations worldwide. These individual workshops replicate the experience of the MasterClass, but focus only on one (1) filmmaking business subject at a time. The classes are available Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Online classes are conducted over Zoom. >>Learn More
We are dedicated to helping filmmakers find global success leveraging our network of 25,000+ entertainment industry contacts.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Yes. Our MasterClass and individual workshops are not production focused. The workshops provide for the strategic planning and the business of filmmaking. While some participants will be experienced or emerging filmmakers, others will bring valuable skills in other fields.
Yes, definitely. As a film distribution company, we facilitate the marketing and distribution of your films to the general public. We've distributed our client's films through theatrical, video on demand (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.), DVD, and new media. Our experienced Hollywood professionals at Ford Studios® have successfully produced, marketed, and distributed every type of Film and TV project, including two of the highest grossing films of all time.
The Ford Studios® MasterClass and individual workshops will be held Online (via Zoom) and In-Person in Lisbon, Portugal.
Required MasterClass activities begin at 7:00pm and end around 9pm for all classes, Monday through Thursday (no weekends).
Travel costs are the responsibility of the Student Filmmaker. In many cases, it may be possible to work with your organization, employer, or university to fund your travel. We are happy to provide letters for participants who receive funding and need proof of career development or independent study.
We've workshopped pilots, shorts, features, dramas, fantasies, mockumentaries, noir, indie, big-budget, plays, sitcoms, and horror screenplays, to mention just a few. There is no type or genre of film that wouldn't benefit from learning the business of filmmaking for profit at Ford Studios®.
Yes! We do offer one-off workshops in a specialty business segment of filmmaking, as well as private coaching. his format, we feel free to share ideas freely, trust each other with our personal projects, and assist each other constantly with resources, ideas, contacts, and more. This format of offering a MasterClass along with individual teacher-led workshops is new for the business of filmmaking. We believe it will lead to the development of stronger commercial projects and and lasting filmmaking in the long run.
“Sanity Never Made History!™”
– Marc Ford
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
You’ll find yourself completely immersed in our workshops from day one with our custom approach to interactive learning.
Get real-world experience as you workshop your film projects in different genres, styles, and formats for success.
Bring Your Story To Life
The method of growing a filmmaker’s business career is a journey, not a destination, and we’re leading the way. Register now to learn more about the “business of filmmaking”, from script to screen. Let us help you and your projects profit on a global scale.
What Our Students
& Clients Say About Us
"Marc is my go-to sounding board for both feature and TV scripts. He understands the craft completely, and brings an addictive excitement to the table. He has the uncanny ability to hone in on a story's weak points. But instead of simply critiquing, Marc is down to tackle these problems together until a solution is found."
"Tipstor is great because Marc is an excellent group leader. With his wealth of experience in analyzing scripts for film and theater, he always has insights and suggestions that amaze and delight me. He encourages us to discuss each others’ work freely, and to explore and experiment with ideas."
"Every serious screenwriter should take a Tipstor workshop. Marc is an awesome collaborator whose keen sense and flair for concept is irreplaceable when trying to nail a hook or tighten a scene. And while his command over the conventions of character and plot is top-notch, his application of them is always inventive and fresh."