What are you waiting for? Do you have a script on which you want to work?
Great, that's just down the way next to On The Nose. Working on a treatment
for a killer little sitcom? Fantastic, head to the Reversal Court. Got an
idea for a great pitch? Sweet, I'll meet you next to Loglines. Want to work
on your sketch comedy writing skills? Easy - that's at the back of the mall,
baby, near the Yes, And.
It's a script lab!
Shorts, features, treatments, sketch comedy, pitches.
- Work one-on-one to brainstorm new ideas, develop existing material,
or fine-tune a script you've had in your pocket for months.
- This is an opportunity to work with a mentor to hone one's craft.
- Notes from a working film professional - with budget in mind.
I am a graduate of Chicago's Second City Comedy Writing Program, and was
both a member and moderator of The Left Door, a screenwriting workshop of
professional and award-winning writers founded by Max Adams. I'm also the
winner of the 2005 GAIA award at the Moondance International Film Festival,
1st place heat winner and 2nd place heat winner at the 2005 & 2008, 24 Hour
Midnight screenwriter's contest, and TOP Five winner in the 2006 Rod Serling
A combination of three one-hour and 20
minutes, one-on one-meetings with Joan Philo, along with
monthly critiques of your works-in-progress conducted via
email, all over a three-month period. That's 90 days to whip
your script into shape!
(or in mall terms, the price of a pair of
Diesel jeans. You know you gotta have 'em!)
Thrift Store is:
A one-time, one-on one-meeting (one hour and 20
minutes) with Joan Philo, and go crazy with any type of script pitch
you've got. I'll let you in on how I get folks in the business to
read my scripts (queries, logline, etc.).
Can't afford Diesel?
Get "thrift-store fabulous."
To sign up:
and put "Story Mall" in the subject line.
Let me know a bit about the script you're working on and
what type of session your interested in, "Diesel" or "Thrift Store."
**All workshops held in Chicago**
Now go and write something!