February 2017


Teatro Agora, Via della Penitenza, 33


21|25 seats


Illene & Derek Power in Rome

ABOUT THE EVENT / The World of Event Television series

HollywoodInRome is a place for storytellers — what happens if you have the chance to learn from the best and most renowned artists, filmmakers and industry experts in the business? There are so many people involved in filmmaking, and with our events, we are bringing  young and new emerging talents together, that want to be nurtured and are eager to learn. In that sense, we foster a passionate group of like-minded filmmakers, actors and writers, drawn together to focus on one thing: to make Europe a better place for storytellers through collaboration, education, and encouragement. With us you will get insights from filmmakers and industry experts from Hollywood, and you will work together with great acting talents from across Europe.


Hollywood Producers Illene & Derek Power
in Rome
“’The World of Event Television series: selling to and producing for Amazon, HBO, and Netflix”

Emmy Award winning and multiple Golden Globe nominated producer, Ilene Kahn Power was Executive Producer on the acclaimed GIA for HBO, the tragic true story of the supermodel starring Angelina Jolie, Mercedes Ruehl, and Faye Dunaway, The film received three Golden Globe Awards, six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture For Television.  She was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Laurel Award as Outstanding Producer for long-form television for her work on the film. She was instrumental in establishing HBO Films as the potent force it has become today. In the mid 90’s she left her executive post as a Vice President of HBO Films to form the production company KAHN POWER PICTURES.

Derek Power is an Anglo-American talent manager and film producer specialised in the representation of film artists: many of European origin. Actors, directors, composers and a casting director. As a talent manager Power has helped to expand his clients’ careers in many directions. By casting Sting in his first starring role in the MGM film Brimstone & Treacle the experience led him into a still ongoing relationship with the rock band The Police


Come and meet Ilene & Derek for an informal get together and discussion on the world of production and self-branding + Q&A –> FREE ENTRANCE



​A comprehensive survey of the world of long form television: movies for TV, mini series, limited event series, limited series and anthology series. Which ​networks, cable networks and streaming networks are currently active?  Who is buying what.  Specific examples of development slates. What are they looking for? How are ​they financed, packaged and sold? Casting issues​, selecting a director, and adding an​ umbrella company. Strategies for producers to get material for projects that will sell​.


BRANDING AND MARKETING OF YOU:  Key ingredients for Branding and Self Marketing of Directors, Producers. How to position yourself in the marketplace.


”Anatomy of a Limited Series”

How to develop and to submit the idea to the networks!

One on One Pitch presentation and feedback

One on One consultation on Self branding (in class)

They will also show some trailers of limited series and tv series like Narcos .


MASTER CLASS INFO: ‘The World of Event Television series: selling to and producing for Amazon, HBO, and Netflix Max 25  English Speaking Actors will be selected

COSTS: 250€

WHEN: 24-26th FEB, 2017
TIMES: 10:00 – 18:00
WHERE: tba


Donation / Artists for Peace and Justice | Founder Paul Haggis

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On January 12, 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti. Hundreds of thousands were killed and cities were leveled. The destruction was unimaginable. Artist for Peace and Justice supports communities in Haiti through programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. With your help APJ are removing the barriers that poverty poses to a future of opportunity for children in Haiti.

If you wish to contribute, please, make a donation through the APJ site. Click on the button below. Thank you in advance. Last year founder Paul Haggis gave his fee directly to his foundation in order help the children in need and and open the door to schools and education.

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Event Schedule / Sergio Castellitto

Saturday, June 4th 10:00-16:00

Actors are increasingly asked to tape their own auditions and send them digitally to casting directors. Actors who master the skills of self-audition have a crucial advantage in booking the role. Actors will be assigned material in advance, prepare a

Sunday, June 5th 10:00-16:00

Targeted exercises will hone on-camera work. Actors will rehearse and record their assigned scenes, followed by view and review. Get professional advice from a casting director who is actively working in the field. Nancy’s book “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury)

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Save your spot / 2-Day Masterclass - The World of Event Television series

To participate to the event as an actor please provide us with your full name and contact info, your resume, 1 head-shot, and a link to your show-reel (only English material will be peer-previewed). If you will be selected, you will receive an Acceptance Letter with all further information.

Event FAQS / find your answers

yes, this seminar is open to auditors and to a group of 24 actors that will be directed by Paul Haggis.
Yes, but remember that the actors package includes also the Paul Haggis Lecture on March 10th and 11th and the group of actors will be introduced to Paul Haggis on March 10th during the opening of the event.
You can use the application form on this page.
You can use the registration form on this page.

Event Policies / for actors and auditors

All participants: actors and auditors

  • No phone calls during the event allowed: cell phones must be muted.
  • Be on time, doors open at 09:50.
  • No walking in & out during the analysis, or while the lecturer is speaking.

Our classes fill very quickly. Emails us, don’t wait to apply, as there are only limited seats left.  Should you require further information please email to

Just for the actors: what to expect

Actors are increasingly asked to tape their own auditions and send them digitally to casting directors.

June 25th-26th: 10:00 – 18:00

The seminar fills up very quickly with auditors. Only 20 spots. contact

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