Masterclass Application


Application Deadline by 10pm on September 16th. 

$2200 (Full amount due by Sept. 26th if selected by James for the class, no exceptions.)

Current and Former studio4 writing students receive priority consideration and a free 6 Week Screenwriting and Professional Development Intensive ($349 Value) if taken during the 3 months of the Masterclass.

The Studio4 Filmmaking Masterclass is an immersive and collaborative, project based learning course designed to put students to work. Directors, Writers, Producers, and Actors are teamed together and tasked with creating a professional level feature or short film. Through this 11-week course, students will go through script and film development, pre-production, and test-shoots with masterclass instructor James Franco and Studio4 Instructors. Through improvisations, readings, workshops, and screenings, students will collaborate to create a film that exemplifies the Studio4 tradition of bold, sophisticated storytelling. 

Please fill out the application, hit submit, then upload a writing sample or script, resume, and a photo at the link provided below the application. If selected, you will receive an email with further info and instructions.  If you have any further questions, please contact

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