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Saturday, April 28 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bobby Roth Masterclass (Director of Prison Break, Lost, Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver...)

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During the mastercass Mr. Roth will share excerpts from his 10 episode series 'Bobby Roth: A Director Prepares. A Director Prepares takes viewers on a journey through every stage of film production. We tell the story of how film is made from the unprecedented perspective of one working director’s collaborations with over fifty industry professionals––all of whom have worked with Bobby on at least one project.

These extensive interviews include actors, showrunners, editors, cinematographers, and more. Paired with never-before-seen B-Roll, Bobby’s own production documents (such as scripts, shot lists, and storyboards), and clips from dozens of finished shows, A Director Prepares compresses an entire film school education into a ten-part series.
Through case studies from Bobby’s diverse and extensive background in both film and television, we examine the whole process from script to shot list to dailies to finished product. We compare Bobby’s work on iconic television shows like Lost, Prison Break, and Grey’s Anatomy, to his own independent features, such as Heartbreakers, Jack the Dog, Berkeley, and Manhood, and showcase the different learning experiences that directing television can offer for independent filmmakers, and vice versa.
This dual approach is unique to documentaries about directing, and offers a fresh platform for learning the craft.
We emphasize the extensive preparation and time-management needed for the frenetic pace of network drama, the creative freedom and possibilities of independent cinema, and the ways these complement each other. Interviews with industry professionals on both sides of the film and television divide reveal the ways television directing makes you a more efficient filmmaker, and that bringing to television the humanist storytelling of independent cinema makes you a better visionary on the small screen, as well.
At the core of Bobby’s method in both film and television is the dictum to prepare extensively in order to be present for the actors during production.
A Director Prepares is divided into ten episodes of about twenty minutes apiece, each detailing a key stage of filmmaking. We begin with breaking down a script and collaborating with casting directors, production designers and cinematographers. We then move into several episodes on production and how to get actors to do what you want. Later episodes detail issues of post-production, with a focus on working with editors, and the final episode addresses the business element: how to get hired and how to get brought back to shows.

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Keynote Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Film and Television Director Bobby Roth

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Bobby Roth was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied philosophy and creative writing at UC Berkeley before graduating with a BA in Cinema from USC in 1972. He went on to film school at UCLA, where he received his MFA in Motion Picture Production in 1975. Since then he has directed... Read More →

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Marseilles Hotel

Marseilles Hotel
Serenity in the Heart of Paradise The Marseilles Hotel is located on the ocean side of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach’s scenic art deco district. A couple of blocks from the Convention Center, Ocean Drive and the Lincoln Road Mall, you’ll find Miami’s finest shopping, dining... Read More →

Saturday April 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Marseilles Hotel 1741 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139