The 90-Day Screenplay is an intensive workshop designed to guide the screenwriter from initial idea, through first-draft, and finally to the completion of a polished screenplay. It's a live class, meeting twice a week, where I'll work one-on-one with writers to illustrate the principles to the group. This workshop is available to screenwriters at all levels.
This workshop is pay-what-you-can with a portion of all proceeds benefiting
The Book Truck, a literacy program for Los Angeles at-risk youths.
Instructor Alan Watt is the Creative Director of L.A. Writers' Lab, bestselling author, and writer/director of the award winning film Interior Night. He founded L.A. Writers’ Lab in 2002 as a place for writers to deepen their craft by learning to marry the rigor of structure to the freedom of the muse. He has taught everyone from award-winning authors to A-list screenwriters, journalists, poets, actors, professional athletes, war veterans, housewives, doctors, lawyers, television showrunners, Emmy-winning directors, first-time writers, and anyone else with a story to tell.
PLUS, Q&A WITH YOUR FAVORITE SCREENWRITERS:
Starting in 2003 Billy Ray began to direct as well as write; his first film was Shattered Glass, inspired by the true story of Stephen Glass, a journalist who fabricated a majority of his stories. He was nominated for the Most Promising Filmmaker by the Chicago Film Critics Association and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for his work on this film. Breach (2007), which Ray co-wrote and directed, tells a similar story about Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia for more than two decades, and Eric O'Neill, who worked as his assistant and helped bring about his downfall. He is perhaps best known for writing the screenplay to the 2012 blockbuster The Hunger Games, and his Academy Award nominated screenplay for Captain Phillips.
Allison Burnett was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He later moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he attended Evanston Township High School and graduated from Northwestern University. He later studied playwriting as a fellow of The Juilliard School. His debut novel, Christopher, was a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award. His third novel, Undiscovered Gyrl, was made into the film Ask Me Anything, written and directed by Allison. He is the screenwriter of Gone (2012), Underworld Awakening (2012), and Feast of Love (2007).
Pam Falk received an undergraduate degree from New York University, Film and Television. She wrote and directed her senior thesis film, Mella's Shoes, which received a Mobil award for Best Short Film and was shown in festivals worldwide, joining Martin Scorcese and Spike Lee in an International festival featuring 25 years of NYU’s best student films. She’s written screenplays for Touchstone, New Line, Dreamworks, Revolution Studios, Disney Feature Animation, Warner Brothers, Skydance, Working Title with acclaimed producer Lindsay Doran (Sense and Sensibility, Stranger Than Fiction), adapted two books for Universal Studios, and developed TV pilots for ABC, Fox, and CW. In addition, she’s worked on projects with Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel, Salma Hayek, and Sandra Bullock. Sony Pictures made her first movie, The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, based on her original screenplay. She is currently writing a musical animated feature film for Dreamworks Shanghai division.
Michael A. Lerner was born in 1958 as Michael Alan Lerner. He is a writer, known for Love & Mercy (2014), Deadlines (2004) and August. Eighth (2012).
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