- 1 writer is a Semifinalist in the CBS Mentoring Program.
- 1 writer was a Finalist and 1 writer was a Semifinalist in Scriptapalooza.
- 7 writers made Second Round at the Austin Film Fest.
- 1 writer was a Semifinalist in the ABC Disney Writing Program.
- 2 writers made Second Round at the Austin Film Fest.
We’ll go over everything from beginning to end, including picking what show to spec, pitching and writing loglines, writing a beat sheet, an outline, and then your draft. The goal is to have a new, polished spec ready to submit to contests and fellowships.
The workshop is 8 weeks long, and each class will be around 2 – 3 hours long, depending on how many writers there are, and what we’re covering that week.
The workload is intense. There are weekly assignments, and you’ll be expected to read and have notes for everyone’s work, in addition to working on your own scripts. Each session, you’ll get feedback on your material from me, as well as from the rest of the group. I’ll also be giving written notes on your scripts, and we’ll also have several private 1 on 1 meetings to make sure you’re on track, and to discuss any specific issues you’re having with your script. If you miss a class, you will still get written notes from me for that week, but you will miss group discussions.
Besides working on your scripts, we’ll cover presentations skills and how to prepare for the interview process for the fellowships.
Week 1 – Picking your show
Week 2 – Logline
Week 3 – Treatment
Week 4 – Beat sheet
Week 5 – Outline
Week 6 – First draft
Week 7 – Second draft
Week 8 – Final draft
WHAT YOU NEED
The workshop is held online, and so far, I’ve worked with writers from New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, Portland, San Francisco, and LA. You’ll need a computer with a web cam and a high speed internet connection. All of the classes will be group video chats using Google+ Hangouts which is a free plugin for your browser. You’ll also need Final Draft, Word, and Excel, or equivalent software.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Here are what past writers had to say about the workshop.