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If you have met the requirements to enroll in an advanced workshop, you must email the Professional Programs office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
All advanced workshops take place online.
Spring 2023 Schedule
Spring 2023 ADVANCED ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN.
Announcing the Spring 2023 Advanced Screenwriting and Writing for Television Workshop Online
When: Saturdays, on Zoom, Noon to 3pm Pacific Time, beginning April 15, 2023.
Instructor: Jim Strain
A veteran screenwriter (Jumanji, Bingo, Summer of the Monkeys, Space Warriors), Jim is a native of Denver, Colorado. He’s written for virtually every major studio in Hollywood, dabbled in theater, contributed to magazines and newspapers, and published a few books. He wears many other hats including that of a lecturer, consultant, and sometimes artist. He wrote three episodes for the Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, including These Old Bones, nominated for the Outstanding Television Movie Emmy in 2020. Netflix also produced the stop-motion animated television special Alien Xmas, based on the award-winning children’s book Jim co-wrote with Stephen Chiodo. Most recently Jim wrote two television movies for the CW Network -- A Walton’s Thanksgiving and the remake of the Christmas classic The Walton’s Homecoming, named the Most Outstanding Television Film for 2022 by the Family Film Awards. Jim holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Rules for participation in this worksop:
This ten-week workshop will be a mix of screenwriters and TV writers.
All genres are welcome this quarter.
Students who previously completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting may either rewrite a feature screenplay they have already completed, or write an entirely new feature screenplay within the ten-week quarter. (They cannot write TV scripts in this workshop.)
Students who previously completed the Professional Program in Writing for Television may either rewrite an original TV pilot they have already completed, or write an entirely new TV pilot within the ten-week quarter. (They cannot write feature screenplays in this workshop.)
Please note: Advanced workshops in Screenwriting and Writing for Television are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting or Writing for Television.
This workshop is limited to eight students.
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