Welcome to Hollywood

CURRENT ASU STUDENTS may enroll in the Tempe class by signing up for course FMP-411 in the ASU Course Catalog (Official title is Film Spark Engagement 3: Welcome to Hollywood).

WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD is an ASU course that gives students a broad overview of the entertainment industry by examining the “product life cycle” of filmed entertainment entertainment products and by learning from a-list filmmakers and executives working in today's competitive industry. Class is based in Santa Monica, CA. Additionally, students from ASU’s Tempe campus join via video conference.

Past industry guests include:

  • Michael Burns, Vice Chairman Lionsgate and ASU alum!
  • Nina Jacobson, Producer, Crazy Rich Asians
  • Larry Franco, Producer, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, Hulk
  • Scott Paskoff, President, Cedar Shore Productions
  • David Stump, VFX Supervisor/ VFX Director of Photography, American Gods, X-Men, X-Men 2, Blade, Batman & Robin
  • Hamilton Sterling, Sound Effects Editor, Logan, The Dark Knight, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Andrea Wertheim, Associate Producer, Post-Production Supervisor, Justice League, Man of Steel, Watchmen
  • Jason Constantine, President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Lionsgate, Kick Ass
  • Andrew Fogelson, fmr President, Polygram Entertainment; President of Worldwide Marketing, United Artists, Columbia and Warner Bros
  • Erik Feig, Co-President, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
  • Jen Hollingsworth, EVP, Strategy, LionsgateOperations & Business Development 
  • John Fu, SVP LionsgateWorldwide Theatrical Marketing

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