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DREAM IT, WRITE IT, PITCH IT: SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP

The spec script market is hot right now, but to play the game, you have to have a finished script. In this five-week intensive, veteran screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Point Break”, “Patriot Games”, “Under Suspicion”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline and teach you how...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Lauren Gussis (“Dexter”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot...Read More »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN INTERMEDIATE SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP

You’ve learned the short story basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this five-week class, successful fiction author Mathew Specktor will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose, and troubleshoot...Read More »


WRITING THE TV COMEDY (5 WEEK)

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let successful TV writer Craig Gerard (A to Z, How I Met Your Mother), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (5 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Pat Charles (“Sons of Anarchy”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break...Read More »


SCREENWRITER REPRESENTATION WORKSHOP

Do you have that killer screenplay that’s dying to be sold but you have no idea how to get it to the right person? The best way to get an agent is to know one. Enter Chad Snopek, manager, producer, and former agent, to take you through the process...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: TACKLING THE LONG FORMAT WRITING PROJECT (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a...Read More »


GRAND SLAM STORY: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let essayist and three time Moth Grand Slam Winner Cole Kazdin share her tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic...Read More »


RADIO STORYTELLING: A RECORDED STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this class, KCRW “Unfictional” Producer Bob Carlson will show you how. Through fun, in-class exercises, you’ll learn the differences between performed and broadcast storytelling. By the end of the class, you’ll have produced and recorded...Read More »