Faith-Based And Inspirational/Aspirational Film Writing

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Taught by Kelly Hayes

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Class hosted by: Kelly Hayes

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About Your Instructor, Kelly Hayes: Kelly Hayes is a Producer and Director of Development Executive working in feature film, scripted and unscripted television and digital series. He has spent the past four years working for Walt Becker Productions as the Director of Development and Production as well as working as an independent producer. On the feature side Kelly has been instrumental in the development and sale of the script Boys Are Stupid Throw Rocks at Them at Universal. He also has attached the director Nzingha Stewart to his 2012 Blacklist script Doppelgangers, written by Evan and Shea Mirzai. Kelly's other feature script Office Fight! has John Scott attached to direct and Clark Duke attached to star. Leading up to being the Director Of Development at The Walt Becker Company, Kelly was an Associate Producer on the Walt Disney Studios film Old Dogs starring John Travolta and Robin Williams. Full Bio »

Summary

Part 1 - The Industry & Genre

Kelly dives into what the industry is looking for in the genre, the recent success of faith based films and how to reach a large audience. He also looks at examples of faith based I/A films throughout history and show why they have worked and what makes them continue to work.

Part 2 - Faith Based

Kelly looks at what it means to be a faith based film, for example: based on a bible story, a church, a specific religion, other religions beyond Christianity, becoming a pastor, priest or nun. He discusses how churches become involved in the marketing and how studios can find religious meanings in a variety of films. Finally, he covers stories from the bible, how to write them as period or modern day as well as parables.

Part 3 - Inspirational & Aspirational

Kelly looks over a number of “I/A” films: 42, Lincoln, Million Dollar Arm and War Horse. He covers the sub-genre of Disney, both live action and animated, and what their brand means to the business and to you. Other topics covered include sports films, holiday movies, bio pics, true stories and documentaries, their relevance and what is being sold in the marketplace.

Part 4 - Networks & Faith

Discussion centers on how faith works on television, how it's portrayed by the networks and it's relevance in the marketplace.

What You'll Learn

4 part class taught by Producer and Development Executive, Kelly Hayes (Walt Becker Productions, Grace Hill Media) specializing in both film and television! AVAILABLE ON DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD!

With the success of films like Miracles From Heaven, Risen and the popular films Passion of the Christ and God's Not Dead demanding sequels currently in development, the faith-based genre is one of the most in-demand. This class will teach you how to write a commercial faith-based film or inspiration/aspirational film. This genre is hot, yet wide open. Producers and managers are seeking new talent to fill the need!

Faith-based movies mean big business, and this class will teach you how to write one with the same commercial aspects of films like Son of God ($68M gross), Heaven Is For Real ($90M gross) and Noah ($359M gross). Most don't have the knowledge or experience of writing in this tricky genre, but with these tools you'll be able to navigate this profitable landscape with ease.

Stage 32 Happy Writers is excited to bring you the previously-recorded 4 part class: Faith-Based and Inspirational/Aspirational Film Writing, taught by Kelly Hayes, Director of Development Executive at Walt Becker Company. Kelly currently serves as a consultant at Grace Hill Media, a faith-based production and marketing company. For Grace Hill Media, he is working on the series The Calling which is in development at Fox TV Studios, as well as the feature film Hillsong: Let Hope Rise which is centered on the mega church Hillsong and the world famous band that plays there, Hillsong United. Learn from an executive who knows the genre inside and out, and learn what it takes to be successful in it!

Purchasing gives you access to the previously-recorded live class.
Although Kelly is no longer reviewing the assignments, we still encourage all listeners to participate!

About Your Instructor

About Your Instructor, Kelly Hayes:

Kelly Hayes is a Producer and Director of Development Executive working in feature film, scripted and unscripted television and digital series. He has spent the past four years working for Walt Becker Productions as the Director of Development and Production as well as working as an independent producer.

On the feature side Kelly has been instrumental in the development and sale of the script Boys Are Stupid Throw Rocks at Them at Universal. He also has attached the director Nzingha Stewart to his 2012 Blacklist script Doppelgangers, written by Evan and Shea Mirzai. Kelly's other feature script Office Fight! has John Scott attached to direct and Clark Duke attached to star. Leading up to being the Director Of Development at The Walt Becker Company, Kelly was an Associate Producer on the Walt Disney Studios film Old Dogs starring John Travolta and Robin Williams.

FAQs

Q: What is the format of a class?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Classes are typically 2 to 4 week ongoing broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online class, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the class software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
If you have Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): The class software does not support these operating systems. If you are running one of those operating systems, please upgrade now in order to be able to view a live class. Upgrade your Windows computer / Upgrade your Mac computer 

Q: What if I cannot attend the live class?
A: If you cannot attend a live class and purchase an On-Demand class, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A.

Q: Will I have access to the class afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand class, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year!

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