The Moving Picture Institute masterclass program is designed to give our filmmakers the tools they need to succeed in the industry. The program features industry masters, such as television showrunners, Oscar and Emmy-nominated writers, post-production professionals, directors, and more. 

Our masterclasses draw hundreds of filmmakers annually and primarily occur in Los Angeles and New York. Recent topics have included:

  • Screenwriting and Entrepreneurship

  • Breaking into Television

  • Managing Production Budgets

  • Making Meaningful Comedy

  • Human Rights in Film

  • Free Speech in Film

  • Documentaries and Distribution

apply to THE PROGRAM

To join our network and regularly receive invitations to attend our masterclass events, apply below. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, masterclasses are offered to our filmmaker network at no cost.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to contact everyone who has applied. We will reach out to you if you’ve been accepted. No calls please. We do not accept applications by mail.


Applications accepted on rolling basis

Moving Picture Institute Masterclasses gave me a chance to connect not just with professionals in the industry, but filmmakers and comedians at every level. I really love how this group stays connected to each other unlike any other network I’ve ever experienced.
— Moving Picture Institute filmmaker