2-Day Film School

With Dov Simens

Presented by Carpe Diem Pictures

One-Time Only in Dallas



The Concept

Hollywood is a business. It's called show business. It's not called show art. Anyone with talent can learn the business of making and selling feature films, documentaries, and television programs once they have the knowledge.

The Proof

"2-Day Film School" has launched thousands of film careers including Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith Guy Richie, Chris Nolan, Damon Wayns Queen Latifah that have led to over 16 BILLION in box office successes.

Event Details

Date: October 21st and 22nd 2017

Time :9:00 AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Dallas Marriot Suites Medical/Market Center

Adress: 2493 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207





WRite Direct and Shoot

'Filmmaking A-Z' teaches step-by-step how to create, write, package, cast, direct,shoot and edit your first HD or DIgital feature film on budgets ranging from as little as $10,000 to as high as $10,000,000.

Key topics include...

  • Independent Filmmaking Basics
  • Micro and Low Budget Secrets
  • Creating and Protecting Ideas
  • Writing and Selling a Great Screenplay
  • Directing Script, Cast and Crew
  • Directing On-Schedule and On-Budget
  • Directing 5-7 Pages Per Day
  • Casting Name Actors and Talent
  • Budgeting and Scheduling Techniques
  • Pre-Production, Paperwork and Planning
  • HD/Digital Filmmaking Costs and Savings
  • Shooting the 1-3 Week Features
  • Selecting Camera Formats and 3D
  • Hiring Crew and Renting Equipment
  • Lighting, Shooting and Sound Basics
  • Editing, Scoring and Lab Work



'DEALMAKING A-Z' teaches how to market, sell and, finance feature films by attending festivals while securing pre-sells & maximizing profits from theatrical, foreign, cable/TV, and 24 other revenue sources.

Key topics include...

  • Understanding the Hollywood System
  • Producing a Marketable Project
  • Financing $10k-$50k Micro-Budgets
  • Financing 3-5 Week Union Features
  • Financing $1,000,000-$2,000,000 Feature
  • Pre-Selling $2,000,000-$10,000,000 Films
  • Hiring Writers and Optioning Properties
  • Government Funding Programs
  • Co-Production Deals at Cannes and Sundance
  • Crowd Funding Donations and Equity
  • Working with Agents and Attorneys
  • Attending Festivals and Winning Awards
  • Securing Gross and Net Distributor Deals
  • Cable/TV Deals and Sales
  • On-Demand and Pay-Per-View Revenues
  • Maximizing Grosses and Profits


Dov Simens


In 1998, the National Association of Film Schools recognized Dov as “America’s #1 Film Instructor”. For 30 years Mr.Simens has worked diligently to bring affordable film education to America and is credited with launching 1,000s of Film Careers, with Oscars® & Emmys®, for Screenwriters, Directors, Filmmakers, Producers and Actors in the Theatrical, Television and Cable Industries.


Dov was raised in New York and graduated college in Pennsylvania from Muhlenberg College with a BS in Mathematics/Economics. After serving in Viet Nam from ’68-’69 in the Green Beret as a 1st Lieutenant he returned to America. Dov moved to California to own an acclaimed literary bookstore called 'The 3 Rings'. For a decade he learned about properties and the importance of story and marketing, prior to moving to Los Angeles and commencing his career in Hollywood.

Learn By Doing

After optioning numerous books, writing scripts and pitching high-concept projects from ’80-83 he graduated from the school-of-hard-knocks. His true film experience commenced as a Reader and Development Executive in ’83-85. He wrote coverage on over 3,000 screenplays and segued into film production in ’85-’88 as a Production Manager/Line Producer for Roger Corman, who made over 700 profitable, feature films while teaching at USC, UCLA & NYU.

Creating an Entity

In 1991 Mr.Simens had become 100% committed to film education. He founded the Hollywood Film Institute, an alternative to expensive film education with its patented “2-DAY FILM SCHOOL™” phrase. The Institute has become presented & franchised in over 35 nations and presented over 1,200 master weekend intensives, for adults & professionals seeking to learn filmmaking, directing, screenwriting, producing, financing and distributing. In 2010 Mr. Simens sold his campus to J.J. Abrams.


Save $50 off the $389 admission price until September 21, 2017.