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With astonishing clarity, Mark Travis articulates the techniques and skills of film directing. Students will find invaluable guidance on all stages of the directing process.


Recommended by Hollywood’s top brass: Jennie Garth, Beau Bridges, John Badham and many other A-listers, for over 20 years, Mark W. Travis has been sharing his award-winning techniques on writing, acting and directing worldwide.


Mark has taught at over 50 film institutes internationally including: The Directors Guild, American Film Institute, Pixar Animation Studios, UCLA Extension, Hollywood Film Institute and The Cannes Film Festival.

Mark’s directorial expertise, consulting, and training include all aspects of filmmaking from the genesis of the original idea to the completion of the film.  He specializes in teaching film students exactly what they need to know to become in-demand industry leading directors, actors, and writers.

Mark has developed a wide range of seminars and workshops that literally has jumpstarted successful film careers for his students in the US, as well as overseas.

Workshops & Seminars include: 

  • Directing the Actors
  • The Director’s Journey
  • Actors and Directors in Rehearsal
  • Staging Workshop
  • Actors 911
  • Write Your Life
  • The Travis Technique
  • And many more…

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Immediately, I was able to apply the principles learned when I began to direct!

Jonathan Pontell, Co-Executive Producer/Director, ALLY MCBEAL, CHICAGO HOPE

Mark currently is on the faculty of HFF (Munich), HSU (Kiev) and has taught at AFI, UCLA, The Binger Institute (Amsterdam), PU (Pixar University), FAS Screen Training Ireland, FAMU (Prague) and many other internationally acclaimed institutions and film schools.

He consistently teaches workshop and seminars to sold-out audiences internationally.

Mark Travis is available to teach any of his internationally acclaimed seminars and workshops at film schools in the US and internationally.  To bring Mark to your film school, email him  at or call him at +1 818-679-7077

What Industry Professionals are saying about Mark W. Travis: 

Mark has been one of the most inspiring mentors and facilitators I have had in my career. He has been crucial at opening a whole world of possibilities and tools for me as a director.

Rodrigo Bellott, Barcelona, Filmmaker, Storyteller

I worked with Mark Travis at the Cannes Film Festival giving directing workshops for advanced student filmmakers.  Mark is a true professional who knows his craft and is able to teach and inspire with great effectiveness.

John Mason, Kodak

View the full list of endorsements of Mark’s groundbreaking work.