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Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

Her professional acting career began when she was 12. Using self-taught techniques, she achieved a ‘Best Actress Oscar’ for her role in Black Swan, before turning 30. Add over 200 awards and nominations, to her list of...

David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film

David Lynch has been called the master of weirdness. In his MasterCraft 13 lesson course on Creativity and Film, students will quickly discover why. Here you are introduced to twisted characters, unconventional plots...

Mira Nair Teaches Independent Filmmaking

‘The heart of a poet with the skin of an elephant,’ is Oscar-nominated Mira Nair’s self-described personal process for bringing stories to the big silver screen. Using themes from politics and culture for inspiration...

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

Imagine having Samuel L. Jackson as your acting teacher. A talent with over 100 films to his credit. Films like, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, The Negotiator, Coach Carter, Good Fellas, SWAT, The Avengers and 93 more...

Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking

With over 50 years of movie-making experience both in front and behind the lens, Jodie’s Masterclass teaching course will appeal to many audiences. As someone who has close to 60 directing and film nominations, a...

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring

‘My language is music and the best way I can communicate’ says Hans Zimmer. Having scored over 150 films in his career, The Lion King, Dark Knight, and Inception being most notable, this self-taught ‘Oscar’ winner...

James Patterson Teaches Writing

If you’re looking to learn what it takes to be a good writer, check out these credentials from the world’s best-selling author. James Patterson has written 144 New York Times best-selling novels, with 19 consecutive...

Judy Blume Teaches Writing

The genre is YA. (young adults) The author is Judy Blume. With more than 85 million in book sales and counting, Blume’s passion for writing books for young girls marking the passage from childhood to adolescence, began...

David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing

Inspiration can be found in many places. For David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo,’ it was during a poker game. Both as a 1975 play and a 1996 dramatic film, the logline could easily read ‘betrayal and bitterness collide...

Helen Mirren Teaches Acting

She was appointed ‘Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ for her 50 plus years of service to drama. Add that to her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Best Actress Oscar for her role in Queen Elizabeth ll, 3 more...

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