The Business Of Film

SEN1325 The Business of Film(Senior Instructor: Isaiah Williams) Film is an inherently entrepreneurial industry, and leaders within the industry must show not only a keen eye for talent, creativity, and opportunity, but also a firm understanding of traditional business functions. This seminar, taught by a student film producer, will explore the practical business models and language of the U.S. film industry all the way from pitching an idea to selling or distributing a film. Through interactive lectures, case studies, and guest speakers, students will dive into the timeline of producing a film, study successful film producers/studios, read script excerpts, understand modern film finance, and explore the competitive industry landscape. Ultimately, the course goal is to provide students with the necessary foundations to begin thinking about film production and/or starting a studio as viable career option.

Course Schedule:
Class 1 - Wednesday, Jan 30
Class 2 - Wednesday, Feb 6
Class 3 - Wednesday, Feb 13
Class 4 - Wednesday, Feb 20
Class 5 - Wednesday, Feb 27
Class 6/Showcase - Wednesday, March 6

Senior-Led Seminars are free, non-credit courses that are taught by seniors at Babson. Upon successful completion of a seminar, students will receive a grade of non-credit pass (NCP) and the course will appear on your transcript at the end of the semester.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Course Number: SEN1325
  • Number of Credits: 0