By: Lauren E. Smith


Actress, Director, Performer, Tess Paras does it all. Now, she’s on her way into the writer’s room after taking a TV Comedy class at Writing Pad. Her half-hour comedy pilot, “Jewlipino” is a semi-finalist in Screencraft’s: Pilot Launch Competition. This means that her pilot is in the top 10% of all the scripts that were submitted!


Tess shares, “I attribute part of this success to Gloria Calderon-Kellet’s class. I was on a draft of this script when I began and the tools and insights she gave us helped me create a version that I was confident in submitting to the competition. I would recommend her class to anyone looking to write a pilot and gain insights into a writer’s room!”


We love it when our students come out of Writing Pad classes with additional confidence, drive and a firmer grip on their writing talents. Congrats on the recognition Tess, way to take Hollywood by storm! Writing Pad will be sure to keep an eye out for “Jewlipino.” To keep up with Tess’ success and projects, follow her on Facebook or check out her website.