with rob margolies, award-winning writer + director + producer

Dates: May 19th and 20th

Time: 12PM-4PM

Location: The Actor's Green Room, 15 West 28th Street, New York, New York. 9th Floor

Cost: $399*
Limited to 20 spots!
*This class is not eligible for Elevate Member pricing.

Ages 18 and up

Class Format
The nuts and bolts on everything you need to know in order to make a movie on your own. The class covers the writing process, financing, pre-production, production, post production, distribution, and sales. Although you will learn many specific insider secrets, this class cuts straight to the point, the fat is trimmed. By the end of the class, making a short film, web series, pilot, or feature film will seem a lot more feasible than you may have managed. Rob will also give you feedback on loglines for your script ideas, notes on previously completed shorts, and coverage on script concepts that you pitch to him. Make sure to bring your computer or pen and paper.

*Please be able to spare 90 minutes before the class to watch a film that Rob will refer to during the class. The link will be emailed 72 hours before the start of the class.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.


About Rob Margolies... 

In 2005, Margolies graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. During his senior year, he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by the Oscar Winning-Director William Friedkin (“The French Connection”, “The Exorcist”, etc). In 2009, Rob was awarded by Chapman University as Alumnus of the Year.

Margolies’ first movie “Lifelines” stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at various film festivals. Margolies’ second movie “She Wants Me” received worldwide distribution in large part by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Knight, among other stars. Margolies’ third movie, “Roommate Wanted” stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris. It was purchased and distributed by Lionsgate. Margolies’ fourth movie, “Weight”, is in post production and includes star names such as Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari.

Additionally, Margolies has served as a writer, producer, and/or director on TV shows, web series’, and many films. His most recent as a producer is on the film “NEVER HEARD”, a faith based gospel film with an all star cast, getting worldwide distribution in 2018. Margolies also produced the upcoming independent drama “I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW”, which also features a knockout ensemble cast.

Under his production company label, Margolies is currently attached to several other feature films in all stages of production as a producer.


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