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BOBBY ROTH "A DIRECTOR PREPARES"
Sat, September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Miami Web Fest 2017 proudly presents, Award-winning Director Bobby Roth teaching his acclaimed Masterclass, following a screening of his film “A Director Prepares”! This class 90 minute class will offer filmmakers exclusive tips of the trade from an acclaimed industry professional!
Admission includes the Masterclass itself and the episodes of the documentary series "A Director Prepares" which will be shown in conjunction with the class.
ABOUT THE FILM: A Director Prepares takes viewers on a journey through every stage of film production. We tell the story of how film is made from the unprecedented perspective of one working director’s collaborations with over fifty industry professionals––all of whom have worked with Bobby on at least one project.
These extensive interviews include actors, showrunners, editors, cinematographers, and more. Paired with never-before-seen B-Roll, Bobby’s own production documents (such as scripts, shot lists, and storyboards), and clips from dozens of finished shows, A Director Prepares compresses an entire film school education into a ten-part series.
Through case studies from Bobby’s diverse and extensive background in both film and television, we examine the whole process from script to shot list to dailies to finished product. We compare Bobby’s work on iconic television shows like Lost, Prison Break, and Grey’s Anatomy, to his own independent features, such as Heartbreakers, Jack the Dog, Berkeley, and Manhood, and showcase the different learning experiences that directing television can offer for independent filmmakers, and vice versa. This dual approach is unique to documentaries about directing, and offers a fresh platform for learning the craft.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Bobby Roth has directed more than eighty episodes of television, twenty-five TV movies, and thirteen feature films, and he has been teaching film seminars throughout the world for the last ten years. Now, through interviews with more than fifty of his colleagues in the film industry, hours of original behind-the-scenes footage, and an unprecedented glimpse of production materials, A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth’s Master Class demystifies the craft of directing and hands over all the tools aspiring filmmakers need to feel comfortable walking onto a set and calling Action!
Roth's features have been honored at over seventy international film festivals. THE BOSS' SON was named Best Feature Film of 1979 at the Miami International Film Festival where Rita Moreno won Best Supporting Actress and the screenplay also won the writing prize. Roth won Best Director for CIRCLE OF POWER at the Knoke-Heist festival in Belgium in 1983 and HEARTBREAKERS won the Grand Prize at the USA Festival at Dallas in 1985 as well as the Best Actor Prize (shared by Nick Mancuso and Peter Coyote) at Houston the same year. Roth also won the Special Jury Prize at the Virgin Islands Film Festival for HEARTBREAKERS in 1985 and the film was named on the top ten list of seventeen major film critics in l984-85. BAJA OKLAHOMA was nominated for four ACE awards and a Golden Globe and DEAD SOLID PERFECT was also nominated for an ACE award. JACK THE DOG was a premiere selection at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and the Closing Night gala of the Rhode Island Film Festival. MANHOOD was a premiere selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, the Opening Night film of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the Opening Night Film of the Winston-Salem Riverrun Film Festival where Bobby Roth won the Best Director award, the Best Feature at the Red Bank Film Festival, the winner of the Director's Award at the Deep Elum Film Festival in Dallas, and was chosen as the Closing Night Gala at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival where Nestor Carbonell received the Star of the Horizon award and the film was chosen Best Independent Film of the Year. BERKELEY was, again, chosen as the Closing Night Gala and Best Independent Film of the Year at the 2005 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Opening Night Film and Best Feature at the Red Bank Film Festival in 2006. It was chosen Best Feature at 2006 Berkeley Film and Video Festival.
From 1981-1985 Roth had an overall deal with Universal Studios to write, direct, and produce television. He created and co-executive produced the pilot and thirteen episodes of THE INSIDERS. Robert Blake was nominated for an Emmy for THE JOHN LIST STORY. NAOMI AND WYNONNA: LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE was nominated for Best Mini-Series at the International Festival of Television at Monte Carlo in 1995 and won four Emmy nominations. THE INHERITANCE also won an Emmy for Costume Design and ASC award for Cinematography. CROSSED-OVER was nominated for a Humanitas Prize, 2002 and REVIVING OPHELIA was also nominated for a Humanitas Prize in 2011.
For the last six years Bobby Roth has been an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and for two years prior at the University of British Columbia where he taught a Master Class in directing for Network Television. He also lectures at universities throughout the United States and Canada and has toured the world with his Master Class in Directing for Television and Independent Film.
Bobby Roth was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied philosophy and creative writing at UC Berkeley before graduating with a BA in Cinema from USC in 1972. He went on to film school at UCLA, where he received his MFA in Motion Picture Production in 1975. Since then he has directed more than eighty episodes of television, twenty-five TV movies, and thirteen feature films. He was a founding member of the Independent Feature Project and the first Co-Chairman of the DGA’s Independent Feature Committee. His films have won countless awards and have been exhibited in over 100 international film festivals. He also teaches film seminars throughout the world. He still resides in Los Angeles, actively working in the entertainment industry.
TICKETS: $20 Online, $30 in person (while supplies last)