Screenwriting Workshop

Our first class in the Screenwriting Workshop introduces the student to film genres and their conventions followed by each student starting a story of their own using our story gennerator. Pick random numbers for genre, protagonist, antagonist, setting/location, and a...

Outside Arcadia LTN Film Festival Nominations and Awards

Outside Arcadia was an official selection at the Low to No Film Festival in Las Vegas. The film received multiple nominations for Best Short, Best Director, Best Sound, and Best Cinematography with Best Supporting Actor nominations for Dan Michael, Roman Kyle, and...

Directing Actors by Judith Weston

If you read only one of these books, make it this one. She shares the do’s and don’ts of dealing with sensitive actors who pour their souls out in front of staring crew members as well as script analysis to understand the subtext and undertones of each line and each...

Dialogue by Robert McKee

Is it any wonder after finishing Story that I immediately bought Dialogue? Answer: No. It’s the next logical step. Except that in this case I actually read Dialogue first, then Story. See… I am an enigma. Which of the two books should you read first? You pick. But...

Story by Robert McKee

Buy it. Read it. Read it again. Study it. Dog ear the pages. It’s a veritable treasure trove of story knowledge. McKee is a genius and a master when it comes to story. I put off reading it because so many people have said it’s a difficult read. Wrong. Ignore those...