Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting and Writing for Television

Advanced Workshops

If you have met the requirements to enroll in an advanced workshop, you may call the Professional Programs office directly at 310.825.6124 to enroll. 

We announce our advanced workshops about six weeks before each quarter begins here on this page and on our private alumni page. Enrollment is first-come, first-served.

Students who successfully complete three Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting or Writing for Television receive a certificate of completion. Workshops do not have to be taken consecutively in order to receive the certificate.

Spring 2020 Schedule


Advanced Screenwriting (available online only)

Mondays, 6pm to 9pm PT, beginning March 30, 2020

Instructor: Fernley Phillips

Fernley attended the Professional Program in 2000 and 2001. His script GHOSTLAND was one of the contest winners. He broke into the industry with his spec THE NUMBER 23 which was produced by New Line Cinema, starring Jim Carrey and directed by Joel Schumacher. He also wrote the story for U WANT ME TO KILL HIM?,directed by Andrew Douglas, based on a Vanity Fair article Fernley adapted. He has written features for Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, Fox and sold TV shows CORRIDORS and ODYSSEY to ABC and The CW. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon where he continues to write.

In this workshop, students may either rewrite a script they have already completed, or write an entirely new script within the 10-week quarter.

Please note: Advanced workshops in Screenwriting are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting.


Advanced Writing for Television (available online only) 

Night: TBA

Instructor: TBA

In this workshop, students may write half-hour or one-hour scripts.

Please note: Advanced workshops in Writing for Television are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Writing for Television.

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