New! Online 2-Week HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FILM/TV PROJECTS with Award Winning Film Director/Creator MISHA CALVERT!

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1pm ET / 10am PT

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Do you have an idea for a TV series or a Film?

Not sure how to get started or who to speak with to develop it?

Actors Connection is thrilled to welcome one of NY's newest Film directors/producers/screenwriters, Misha Calvert sharing with you how to create your own film/TV projects.

This online 2 week class will arm you with the tools and information you need to get started.

One week before your first class, you'll start by emailing Misha your idea(s) for a project you want to create. She will read, evaluate, and give you notes on the strongest premise to choose from. From there, you'll take Misha's notes and come into your first class with an outline/treatment for your project or a script if you already have one written.

In your first class, Misha will go over the basics of producing your own work: owning the rights, concepting, developing the script, fundraising, hiring a producer, director, casting, etc.

You'll then share your pitch for your project as well as listen to your classmates pitches. Misha will also evaluate your outline/script and give basic feedback on what the project needs to succeed and what the clear, tangible next steps are. Class will finish with a Q&A and homework assigned.

In your second class, you'll bring in your completed homework that Misha assigned you in the week in between classes, whether it's hiring crew, rewrite on script, shot list, financing plan, etc. Misha will answer any questions that might have come up between classes and then you'll again work on your project pitches. From there, you'll split into breakout rooms of small groups to brainstorm/network on how to help you and your classmates connect to the people and resources needed for your projects. You'll wrap with a Q&A.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a pro!


"I just wanted to let you know that Misha Calvert's class was fantastic. She was radically honest, able to tailor the class to the people in it and give each student individual attention. Easily one of the best class I've taken at Actor's Connection."
-Ingrid Oslund

What to Prepare:

For this online class, you will you'll start by emailing Misha your idea(s) for a project you want to create 1 week in advance.

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

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**No recording of any kind is permitted by participants during class.**

**Please keep in mind that all programs at Actors Connection are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.**

Misha Calvert

Misha Calvert is a multi-award-winning narrative show creator with projects spanning film, TV, theater, and digital. After being invited into the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Digital Creators Market, Misha was commissioned by BRIC TV to create the digital series All Hail Beth. Misha is a three-time finalist for the Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab and has screened at festivals around the world for her digital series Strut, Textual Intercourse, and Step Into My Office. She is currently developing several new projects for 2020. More info available at


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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.