L.A.-based experts at 24 Hour Film School

Writer/director Jeremy Passmore, who wrote “Red Dawn” that recently wrapped in Detroit and is at work on John Carpenter’s “The Prince,” will be one of the industry insiders presiding at the Hollywood originated “24 Hour Film School” convening here Jan. 30.

In case the event sounds familiar, the 24 Hour Film School was postponed from its originally scheduled date in mid-December.

The earlier-announced afternoon program, billed as where industry professionals reveal success strategies, remains intact and shapes up like this:

*Chicago writer/producer John Bosher, president of Beverly Ridge Pictures, producers of “Chicago Overcoat,” on the joys and perils of producing a first feature.

*Distributor Michael Katchman of Rivercoast Films Distribution, a 30-year distribution veteran, who was formerly SVP of sales for Lionsgate, speaks on everything you need to know about the journey from finished film to theatre dates.

*Writer/director David Donnelly Donnelly of Fourth and Forever Pictures is in post-production on “Dr. Feelgood,” an independent thriller shot in Miami, on the mistakes and small victories of a working director fresh off his first feature.

The 24 Hour Film School takes place at the Holiday Inn Chicago, 506 W. Harrison, 1-6 p.m., followed by a networking mixer. Limited seating. General admission, $129.95; 25 seats available at $59.95.

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