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You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big boys, ABC, CBS and The CW and has sold pitches to DreamWorks, Working Title, Revolution Studios,...

$495
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Th.   Feb 18th, 8:30pm
All levels
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Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately. Learning Objectives Proper use of...

$350
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In a hands-on writer’s workshop, learn how to revise and polish your stories to develop their full potential. Bring to class your fiction or creative nonfiction work-in-progress, and—in a positive and supportive environment—you’ll receive meaningful feedback and helpful critiques from your instructor and fellow writers.

$99
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You know the situation: your life. Now how do you craft a meaningful story from it? Come find out how to create a focused narrative out of the many fascinating elements of your life. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, explore the different facets of memoir writing, including setting and place, point of view, voice, character arcs, and engaging...

$99
6 sessions
Th.   Feb 25th, 6:30pm
All levels
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In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer! TESTIMONIALS "Not only is...

$295
5 sessions
M.   Feb 22nd, 7pm
All levels
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Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we offers a workshop where you write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and new inspiration. The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of...

$45
Su.   Feb 14th, 11am
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Sunday February 21 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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This hands-on course was designed for the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goal. You've taken all the expensive writing classes, you've networked and done all the grunt work to get your foot in the door and you've fantasized about what your life could be like if you could just get that first big break and start your new career as a writer...

$129
6 sessions
W.   Mar 2nd, 7pm
All levels
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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 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters...

$450
5 sessions
Sa.   Feb 20th, 10:45am
Intermediate
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Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you’re a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such...

$89
6 sessions
Sa.   Feb 27th, 11am
Beginner
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In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive,...

$160
Sa.   Feb 27th, 9:30am
All levels
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Saturday February 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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Saturday March 12 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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Saturday March 26 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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Empower yourself in your journey from the blank page to the silver screen! In a hands-on workshop for screenwriters who have written at least a short or a feature film, gain practical tools to solve both storytelling and business issues. Find out how to address typical concerns of a screenwriter--from researches to writer’s block, from story structure...

$129
6 sessions
W.   Apr 20th, 6:30pm
Advanced
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In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely “you.”  Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, stories...

$129
7 sessions
Th.   Apr 21st, 6:30pm
All levels
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Explore different styles of writing through various exercises, including: poetry, character development and expository assessment. This course will also engage and challenge you to develop and create your own personal projects.

$79
5 sessions
Sa.   Mar 5th, 11am
All levels
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This class is recommended for anyone just getting started in television writing. Students will be instructed in the basics of how to write both a spec script and a pilot script, forming a strong foundation for writing half-hour television comedies. The instructor brings years of professional experience to the table in guiding students to attain a better...

$380
7 sessions
M.   Feb 22nd, 7pm
All levels
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This class teaches the basics of sketch writing. What makes the premise of your sketch funny? Learn heightening and writing efficiently in your scenes. Different types of sketches will be introduced as will rewriting sketches, and writing with others. There will be home-work assignments each week. No prerequisite to start this class - Level...

$380
7 sessions
W.   Feb 24th, 7pm
Beginner
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