The Business of Hollywood

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Business of Hollywood

Fall 2019

Taught By: Amotz Zakai

Section: A

CRN: 3824

Credits: 3

Theodore Roosevelt said, "Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much." Deal making in Hollywood involves both risk and reward. Rather than listening to instructors lecturing for hours on how negotiations work and movies are put together, students in this course actually participate in hypothetical business scenarios. The unique role-playing structure is designed to provide a glimpse of the real-world machinations of Hollywood deal making. Every student controls his or her learning curve: Pay attention, and you'll learn from your mistakes; fall asleep at the wheel, and you'll quickly stand out to the world. The course provides essential business knowledge for aspiring filmmakers and executives entering the film business. Readings and lectures supplement the primary role-playing exercise.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:50am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019