Guiding emerging filmmakers
to realize their biggest dreams...
with behind-the-scenes knowledge.
Seasoned behind-the-scenes coaching.
Face it. Winning Olympic athletes work with expert trainers to claim their gold. Tony-winning Broadway stars all have exemplary coaches, with long waiting lists. Oscar and Emmy-winning actors have their "secret-weapon" teachers who help them shape the best performances.
Why shouldn't you, as a talented emerging director or producer, have the same advantage? After all, filmmaking is just as competitive as the Olympics.
Imagine how you'd feel actually having the courage to step out and let your voice be heard, bringing to life the stories that are deep inside you. Knowing you have the support and insight of someone whose been down the road before you, who can show you the path, so you can make it your own!
About Your Coach
Bob Degus (Director/Writer/Producer) is a long-time active voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, where he's been an Oscar Gold Mentor, mentoring the next generation of filmmakers. He's an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab. He's a graduate of the CTI Intensive on Commercial Theatre producing.
He just directed/produced the feature film, Awaken, (2022) starring Gabrielle Anwar, Henry Ian Cusick and Dave Baez, and is now preparing to direct his new film, based upon an original screenplay that he wrote. He produced the ground-breaking Academy Award-nominated movie Pleasantville, (with Steven Soderberg, and Jon Kilik). He was a production executive at New Line Cinema and oversaw Austin Powers, Friday, Set It Off, and more than twenty-five other films. Over his career, he has managed over a quarter-billion dollars of film production.
Very early in his "life in Hollywood," he was Head of Production at Chanticleer Films where he produced, post-produced, and/or was directly involved with making more than forty 35mm shorts which received more than five Academy Award nominations during the period he oversaw the program. He personally produced two Academy Award-nominated short films, one starring Brad Pitt. His films have been seen at countless film festivals throughout the world.