John Rodsett, a veteran of both the studio and independent business, has launched an internet education programme called Mr Film Biz aimed at teaching aspiring film-makers, producers and executives the business side of the industry.

Rodsett, a former executive with 20th Century Fox in LA and subsequently head of IQ Entertainment, will also launch an interactive two-day film business seminar in Seattle which will then travel to LA, Miami and other cities.

“I want to give budding filmmakers and aspiring film executives a real world look at the business side of the Hollywood industry,” said Rodsett. “No textbook fluff. The film biz is a tough industry to survive in, so if I can help teach people how to avoid the pitfalls and enhance their career, they can enjoy the rewards this fabulous industry has to offer.”