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The Best MasterClass Courses to Gift the Film Buffs in Your Life

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If you have any storytellers and budding filmmakers in your life, a Masterclass course makes for the perfect personalized and thoughtful gift this holiday season.

MasterClass’s courses cut a swath through almost every industry, from cooking and interior design to writing and sports, but some of their most popular and star-studded classes are catered towards those within the entertainment industry. Spike Lee, Aaron Sorkin, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch are among the industry vets who have exclusive classes on writing, acting, and filmmaking. Most recently James Cameron, most famous for directing “The Terminator” signed on in June to teach a 15-course class through the screen.

Unlike traditional continuing education classes, which require in-person attendance and tuition fees, MasterClass courses are available as part of an annual subscription for $180 (for access to all the classes on the site). The fee gets you lifetime access to the course videos and materials, so you can reference the lesson plans and tips at any time.

MasterClass says it has a “robust pipeline” of new courses and categories set to launch in the next few months, which will bring its catalog to more than 90 classes, and more than a thousand lessons. Best of all, it makes an awesome gift for the film buff on your list that you send easily and instantly online (which is how most of us will be gifting this year). Prices are $15 per class and $180 for the year.

James Cameron Teaches Filmmaking

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David Lynch Teaches Creativity & Film Making

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Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

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Martin Scorsese Teaches Film Making

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Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

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Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking

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