Master-Class Los Angeles

Dates: June 12–16, 2024

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Camarillo, CA

Movieguide®'s master-class is a comprehensive, intensive training that equips you to make profitable movies, which glorify God and minister in profound ways to viewers.

Movieguide®'s master-class is not for those with a casual interest. It encompasses everything from how to develop a strong movie concept all the way to distribution. We limit the class size to eight to provide a more personal and interactive learning environment.


• Premise

• 3 Acts

• Story Beats

• Character Arcs

• Subtext

Scene Construction

• Drawing Emotion

• Creating Suspense

• Building Empathy

• Creating Entertainment Value


• Protecting Rights

• Understanding Contracts

• Financing

• Pre-Production

• Production

• Effective Marketing

• Distribution Options


The master-class is taught by renowned speaker and film critic Dr. Ted Baehr. As part of the class, he brings in two entertainment industry executives to teach and interact with students related to their fields of the interest. Meals and snacks are included as part of the class.

*REQUIREMENT: Please read HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL) By Dr. Ted Baehr (also available as an ebook).

Wednesday: 12:40 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Afternoon session with an entertainment industry leader, followed by dinner and a movie screening

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Foundations and 12 steps to communicating effectively, with practice and critique, followed by an afternoon session with an entertainment industry leader

Friday: 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Foundations and 12 steps to communicating effectively, with practice and critique 

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Step-by-step instruction, with practice and critique

Sunday Morning: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Practice and critique

Sunday Afternoon: 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Graduation and celebration at the Baehr’s home with industry professionals



Hear what others have to say about the Master-Class:

"The competence and breadth of knowledge given to us is incredible. I’ve come away feeling confident that I know there's a map to follow in this industry."

"It was a serious class for serious people. So much information was given—it was impossible not to learn useful stuff!"

"We covered everything from screenplay to distribution from real professional studio heads’ point of view. I loved mostly that this was a Christ-centered workshop and our purpose is to be of service to the Lord and this industry using our God-given talents."

"This week changed my life. Film seminary in a week? Love the Father's heart that Ted carries. The atmosphere CHANGED MY LIFE."

"Best workshop I've taken in 12 years of writing workshops."

"I've learned more this long weekend than in a nine-week extension course. And I don't know of anywhere else that I could get such a strong Christian perspective."

"The last four days have been the most relevant part of my entire educational career."

"Seriously this class has been life-changing. I feel inspired and energized by my brothers and sisters in Christ who were in this class."