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PROGRAMS I January 2024
Ford Studios® is now offering an IN-PERSON, award-winning Masterclass and Individual Workshops in Lisbon, Portugal. The Lisbon sessions meet on a daily basis (Monday through Thursday), for 8 days. You will interact with the same teacher and classmates each session, forming a cohort network in the Entertainment industry.
Ford Studios® ONLINE, award-winning Masterclass and Individual Workshops offer the same quality of instruction as our Lisbon in-person classes, and replicate the experience of being together in a classroom. These classes take place in live, in “real time”, and advance day-by-day, and should be accomplished within the 8 day (Monday through Thursday) schedule. Classes are conducted over Zoom.
We utilize our expansive and growing network of 35,000+ Entertainment Contacts to help our Students and Clients. If your entertainment business, product, or project seeks experienced and successfully proven Hollywood experts, we invite you to schedule an APPOINTMENT to discuss your specific needs.
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 write and workshop scripts in a variety of different genres, styles and formats.
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."