Film / TV Career Boot Camp

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Applications are OPEN for the *virtual* Spring Break 2022 Boot Camp (March 7-13)! Apply here by February 14, 2022.

The FILM / TV CAREER BOOT CAMP is a seven day entertainment career development course for current ASU students held in Los Angeles, CA. The course is directed by Emmy-nominated writer/producer (and ASU alum!) Howard Burkons.

Working Hollywood professionals lead the three 2-day classes including:

  • The Business of You
  • Catching and Pitching
  • Networking & the Trades

Students learn from working entertainment professionals including Emmy-nominated writer/producer Howard Burkons, writer/producer Warren Lewis, and Skydance studio executive Aimee Rivera, along with special industry guests. Past guests include Bobbi Thompson, Jamie Barber, Pat Peach, and many others!

See what other students are saying:

"The Boot Camp is a sure-fire way to gain access to industry professionals who believe in lifting up the next generation of film and television."
- David L, Spring 2021

"The Boot Camp completely changed my life in more ways than one. I attended the camp as a retired NFL player wanting to learn more about the entertainment business. And left feeling like I can accomplish all of my Hollywood goals. I will FOREVER be an advocate for Film Spark and show my appreciation every step of my journey."
- Brandon M, 2013

"Boot Camp truly was instrumental in my career. With the support from Boot Camp, I’ve been connected to numerous opportunities. My very first full-time job post-graduation was via a Film Spark recommendation to an ASU Alum-led company. I later quit that job when a former mentor from Boot Camp, Pat Peach, reached out to offer me a job on my first feature film. And a fellow ASU Alum, and an EP of said feature, Jordon Foss, then brought me on to work for his company, Palm Drive Productions."
- Casey C, 2019

"The Boot Camp experience helped me push through my insecurities and reservations and land a recurring above the line job with Disney."
- Abby S, Spring 2021

"ASU's Film Spark Boot Camp was the most beneficial experience of my college career…Four years later, I have worked as a VFX Data Wrangler/Coordinator for companies such as Warner Bros, Paramount, Netflix and Marvel."
- Collin M, Spring 2019

"Logging off on the last day I left with a sense of purpose and a wonderful network of people that will help me grow and hold me accountable for my future, and most importantly I left with the confidence in me to call myself a screenwriter. The Boot Camp is the best space for anyone coming into the industry to get their start and grow their network."
- Mike M, Fall 2022 

Learn more about our Boot Camp lecturers below!


*Lecturers and guests for every camp are subject to availability.

For more information, email us at filmspark@asu.edu.