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Click here to learn about our “Monthly Special” rates for Zoom presentations!

Click here to learn about our “Monthly Special” rates for Zoom presentations during the 2020-21 season!

It’s classic Broadway over the summer with Theatre Critic Hap Erstein, then Dan Hudak returns in the fall for more terrific film presentations! All available on Zoom, and all at a great discount. Click here to learn more!

Click here to schedule a call to learn about Hudak on Hollywood presentations.

Individual Monthly Special Presentations

Hudak On Hollywood is excited to offer presentations to individuals at a discounted rate during the 2020-21 season. The presentations will be given at the below dates and times as a webinar via Zoom live streaming. Presentations are one hour. For your scheduling convenience, each “Special” presentation will be given twice.

The rate for one presentation is $5 per household. Tiered pricing is available to those who like to plan ahead:

$25 for any seven presentations (save $10)

$20 for any five presentations (save $5)

$13.50 for any three presentations (save $1.50)

Zoom meeting IDs and passwords will be sent immediately when payment is received.

For an idea of how the presentations look and sound, please watch the demo video here: https://hudakonhollywood.com/presentations/

Why Zoom?

1) It’s something you can enjoy from the comfort of home.

2) It’s surprisingly interactive! The Chat, Q&A and Poll features are utilized to make this a fun and engaging presentation for all. Or choose not to interact and just enjoy the great movie clips and behind-the-scenes info — the choice is yours!

STEP 1: Sign Up

You must create an Individual Membership account to purchase a presentation. Don’t worry: It’s free and easy.

Please click “Add to cart,” and on the next page scroll down for “Proceed to checkout.” Then fill out the legally required info and click “Place order” and you’re all signed up — it’s that easy!

Once you’re signed up, log in and return to this page to purchase any of the presentations below.

STEP 2: Log In
STEP 3: Register

The Tony Awards: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 – 7 pm ET

With the Tony Awards scheduled to air Sept. 26, 2021, this hour-long presentation by Theatre Critic Hap Erstein reviews the history of the Tonys and profiles this year’s top contenders. He also provides historical context: Since 1947, the mark of excellence on Broadway has been the Antoinette Perry (aka Tony) Awards, and ever since they were televised in the early 1960s, the annual broadcast became the prime marketing tool of the commercial theater to the nation. Moreso than the Oscars, a Tony Award win can mean the difference between success and failure at the box office. If you like plays and musicals, you’ll love this presentation!

Breakout Roles: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 – 7:30 pm ET

They all had to start somewhere. This hour-long presentation looks at the early hits of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and examines what, if any, qualities were on display early on that would become their iconic trademarks. Clips from the breakout roles of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and more will be shared as we attempt to answer the question: What makes a star?

Breakout Roles: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 – 7 pm ET

They all had to start somewhere. This hour-long presentation looks at the early hits of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and examines what, if any, qualities were on display early on that would become their iconic trademarks. Clips from the breakout roles of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and more will be shared as we attempt to answer the question: What makes a star?

Game Changers: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 – 7:30 pm ET

Some films are so revolutionary that they change how movies are made. Some provide audiences with such a thrill that they change what viewers demand. This hour-long presentation focuses on five notable titles – The Birth of a Nation, The Jazz Singer, Citizen Kane, Jaws, and Avatar – and how each changed the film industry and audiences forever.

Game Changers: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 – 7 pm ET

Some films are so revolutionary that they change how movies are made. Some provide audiences with such a thrill that they change what viewers demand. This hour-long presentation focuses on five notable titles – The Birth of a Nation, The Jazz Singer, Citizen Kane, Jaws, and Avatar – and how each changed the film industry and audiences forever.

Top Five Years For Movies: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 – 7:30 pm ET

A year in the life of movies can be groundbreaking, transcendent, unforgettable. At best, it captures the zeitgeist of a time period through a variety of genres, and by showcasing the talents of a number of terrific stars and directors. This hour-long presentation looks at five of the single greatest years in film history, and explores what the movies told us was clearly on our minds in each year.

Top Five Years For Movies: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 – 7 pm ET

A year in the life of movies can be groundbreaking, transcendent, unforgettable. At best, it captures the zeitgeist of a time period through a variety of genres, and by showcasing the talents of a number of terrific stars and directors. This hour-long presentation looks at five of the single greatest years in film history, and explores what the movies told us was clearly on our minds in each year.

You Can’t Show That!: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 – 7:30 pm ET

In 1922, The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Of America was created by studio executives to stave off government censorship and ensure the wholesomeness of Hollywood films. It later morphed into the MPAA ratings we have today, and is now known as the MPA. How did we go from a couple not being allowed to share a bed to steamy sex scenes? This hour-long presentation explores how and why the MPA has evolved to where it is today, and what else it does besides film ratings.

You Can’t Show That!: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 – 7 pm ET

In 1922, The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Of America was created by studio executives to stave off government censorship and ensure the wholesomeness of Hollywood films. It later morphed into the MPAA ratings we have today, and is now known as the MPA. How did we go from a couple not being allowed to share a bed to steamy sex scenes? This hour-long presentation explores how and why the MPA has evolved to where it is today, and what else it does besides film ratings.

When Oscar Gets It Wrong Part II: The Actors: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 – 7:30 pm ET

This hour-long presentation examines the politics, voting patterns, and cultural influences that led the Academy to overlook performances we now consider classics. The focus is on the actors/actresses who won, and the better remembered/overlooked performances from those same years.

When Oscar Gets It Wrong Part II: The Actors: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 – 7 pm ET

This hour-long presentation examines the politics, voting patterns, and cultural influences that led the Academy to overlook performances we now consider classics. The focus is on the actors/actresses who won, and the better remembered/overlooked performances from those same years.

Best Picture Oscar Talk: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – 7:30 pm ET

Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation.

Note: The Oscars will be held March 27, 2022.

Best Picture Oscar Talk: Thursday, March 17, 2022 – 7 pm ET

Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation.

Note: The Oscars will be held March 27, 2022.

Best Picture Oscar Talk: Friday, March 25, 2022 – 11 am ET

Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation.

Note: The Oscars will be held March 27, 2022.

The Oscars: Aftermath: Monday, March 28, 2022 – 7 pm ET

A day after the Oscars: What happened, why, and are you kidding me? We’ll explain why the winners won, why the losers lost, and other highs and lows from Hollywood’s biggest night. Note: This is not a formal presentation; it is an informal reflection in which Dan Hudak shares his thoughts on the big night and answers questions.

Hall Of Fame Comedians: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 7:30 pm ET

Let’s face it, we could all use a laugh. Thankfully, the greatest comedians the big screen has ever seen made us laugh hard and often, and did so over a long period of time. Why they were so funny and what stirred their creative juices will be discussed in this celebration of the funniest people in film history, including clips from their most memorable performances.

Hall Of Fame Comedians: Thursday, April 14, 2022 – 7 pm ET

Let’s face it, we could all use a laugh. Thankfully, the greatest comedians the big screen has ever seen made us laugh hard and often, and did so over a long period of time. Why they were so funny and what stirred their creative juices will be discussed in this celebration of the funniest people in film history, including clips from their most memorable performances.