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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Join the Hollywood Revolution: 30-Day Screenwriting "Boot Camp" with Tananarive and Steven Barnes

Are you working on a screenplay, or do you have a screenplay idea you’re not sure how to start?

Do you want input from industry professionals on your screenplay or idea?

Are you an author who would like to learn to adapt your own work to film?

Whether you’re a screenwriter, a prose writer or a producer, there has never been a more exciting time to try to get your foot in the door in television and film. But it all begins on the page – with a terrific screenplay or teleplay.

For the FIRST TIME, authors and screenwriters Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due (WGA) are offering a 30-day ONLINE screenwriting workshop Nov. 1-Dec. 1 to help you whip your project into shape. Because this is an inaugural course, we’re offering the workshop for the low introductory fee of $200 for early registration. (Late registration: $300.) Take this workshop from anywhere. 

SPACE IS LIMITED.  We may repeat this workshop in early 2015, but not at this price.  

Here’s what you get:

·       One 30-minute personal phone consultation with Steven Barnes or Tananarive Due
·       Notes on 10 pages of your screenplay and treatment/outline. (Choose whether to receive notes at the start of the workshop, during, or at the end of the workshop.)
·       Four weekly hour-long Google Hangout video sessions with instructors Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
·       College-level syllabus with outside viewing and reading
·       A guest appearance by an industry professional to answer your questions
·       Peer review from other screenwriters in the workshop 

Here’s what the workshop requires:         

·       Registration fee  ($200 early-bird / $300 regular – SPACE IS LIMITED)
·       An existing screenplay or a screenplay idea you can outline
·       RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK: Story by Robert McKee
·       Willingness to participate in peer review with other workshop members 

·       Internet access for one-hour weekly Google Hangout lectures / discussions 

WANT TO ENROLL? Write to to reserve your space. 
You may also email us your questions.

Who are the instructors? 

Steven Barnes 

New York Times bestseller Steven Barnes has written more than twenty-five science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels. His “Stitch in Time” episode of “The Outer Limits” won an Emmy. The NAACP Image Award winner also has written for “The New Twilight Zone,” “StarGate,” Andromeda,” and “Ben 10.” He has been nominated for  written for Hugo, Nebula and Cable Ace Awards. In 2013, he and his wife, Tananarive Due, co-wrote and co-produced the short film "Danger Word," based on their novel, Devil's Wake

Tananarive Due 

          Tananarive Due, a member of the Writer's Guild of America (WGA), has been named to the Grio100 and Ebony Power 100. The Essence bestseller and NAACP Image Award winner has also won an American Book Award for The Living Blood. She recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus. She is the former Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College. In addition to co-producing and co-writing the short film "Danger Word" with Steven Barnes, she currently has several book projects under option. 

WANT TO ENROLL? Write to to reserve your space. 
You may also email us your questions.