L.A. Intensive

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The L.A. Intensive is an educational program offered by The American Pavilion.

Started in 2000, the L.A. Intensive grew out of a decade of helping alumni of The American Pavilion Cannes Film Program make the transition from film school to Hollywood. The program is designed for film students or recent graduates who are interested in learning about career opportunities in the entertainment industry and/or are planning on moving to Los Angeles to further their career development.

Participants interact directly with studio and television executives, directors, producers, writers, actors, casting directors, agents, managers and editors. The program includes an orientation to Los Angeles, a private studio tour, visits to industry businesses, a sitcom taping, panel discussions, a sneak preview of a feature film, interactive demonstrations and workshops devoted to career strategies and networking.

Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumés and to collect business cards at all events. Toward the end of the program, there is a wrap party for L.A. Intensive participants, speakers, and other AmPav alumni. This event provides an opportunity to converse in depth with industry contacts made earlier in the week in a relaxed setting.

Due to the intimate nature of the program, a limited number of students are accepted in each session (approximately 10-20 per session). The American Pavilion Selection Committee operates on a rolling admissions system between the date applications are made available and the general application deadline. Early Decision applicants have an increased chance of acceptance.

Building on the success of the past eighteen years, The American Pavilion looks forward to providing participants in the 2019 L.A. Intensive program the first step toward a rewarding career in the entertainment industry.



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