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virtual courses // summer 2021 // ages 8-25

Screenwriting
for Shorts

Section 1: Ages 8-12

Fridays, July 16 - August 6 // 3-4:30 pm PT via Zoom

In this small, interactive 4-week course of up to 25 students, you will refine your story-structure skills, from plot development to conflict and dialogue, and you will gain exposure to and feedback on the industry-standard screenwriting format. Additionally, through our partnership with Untitled Ladies Script Club, you will receive one-on-one mentorship from a screenwriting professional.

 

Submission Process:

Potential students, please complete this application with a parent/guardian. The student will be asked to submit a brief bio highlighting why you are interested in this opportunity.

 

Selected participants will be contacted with further information in early July via parent/guardian's email address.

 

Course fee: $50.00 (scholarships available), due upon acceptance

About the Instructor:

Kirby Marshall-Collins (she/they) is a Black queer storyteller who's spent years amplifying the voices of people of color through both art and community-based organizing. Kirby writes fun and supernatural TV dramas that physicalize the vulnerabilities and anxieties of queer/trans youth. She holds a B.A. in Theater, Film, and Digital Production, from the University of California, Riverside.

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Section 2: Ages 13-17

Saturdays, July 17 - August 7 // 10-11:30 am PT via Zoom

In this small, interactive 4-week course of up to 25 students, you will refine your story-structure skills, from plot development to conflict and dialogue, and you will gain exposure to and feedback on the industry-standard screenwriting format. Additionally, through our partnership with Untitled Ladies Script Club, you will receive one-on-one mentorship from a screenwriting professional.

 

Submission Process:

Potential students, please complete this application with a parent/guardian. The student will be asked to submit a brief bio highlighting why you are interested in this opportunity.

 

Selected participants will be contacted with further information in early July via parent/guardian's email address.

 

Course fee: $50.00 (scholarships available), due upon acceptance

About the Instructor:

Kirby Marshall-Collins (she/they) is a Black queer storyteller who's spent years amplifying the voices of people of color through both art and community-based organizing. Kirby writes fun and supernatural TV dramas that physicalize the vulnerabilities and anxieties of queer/trans youth. She holds a B.A. in Theater, Film, and Digital Production, from the University of California, Riverside.

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Section 3: Ages 18-25

Saturdays, July 10 - August 14 // 12-1:30 pm PT via Zoom

In this small, interactive 6-week course of up to 25 students, you will refine your story-structure skills, from plot development to conflict and dialogue; you will write a 10-15 page short script; and you will receive feedback from the instructor. Additionally, with a guest lecture and Q & A session, you will receive practical industry insights from up-and-coming screenwriters and those in the representation space.

Course fee: $100.00 (scholarships available), due upon acceptance

Submission Process:

Please submit this application by 7/07/21. You will be asked to submit a brief bio highlighting why you are interested in this opportunity.

 

Selected participants will be contacted in early July. Upon receipt of your selection, you will receive further information and instructions.

About the instructor:

 

Rebecca Semik is a screenwriting professor at Scottsdale Community College. She earned her M.F.A. in Screenwriting at Boston University. She is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth and diverse & inclusive storytelling.

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no longer accepting applications

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Founded in 2018, Made In Her Image is an award winning non-profit movement 501(c)3 striving towards social equity in the fields of STEM, film, media and entertainment. We serve young girls, non-binary youths and women of color through curated and inclusive programming designed to empower through technology and education. With our programming we provide workshops, camps, incubators and elevated online learning experiences towards creating the next generation of storytellers. We are creating the next generation of film revolutionaries and our mission is to produce #1000FILMS by the year 2025. Visit madeinherimage.org for more information on upcoming events and ways to support the mission.