Summer Screenwriting Workshop 2015

Find Your Story, Write Your Screenplay

This workshop provides writers with the tools to clarify all story elements for a viable screenplay. Writers will identify the spine of their story, the nine essential scenes, character arc and premise through analyzing and deconstructing screenplays and films. Scene construction and juxtaposition will be examined. With an existing script or a new idea, this workshop will help the writer outline a draft more easily and with greater success. All participants - whether writing an original idea or adapting material from a novel, a short story, poem - will be guided through the process in a constructive environment. Beginning and Intermediate Screenwriters.


teaches Screenwriting through the MFA Writing & Literature program at Stony Brook University and Fundamentals of Dramatic and Visual Writing at NYU Tisch. She has produced films for Paramount Pictures, Disney, PBS, ABC and CBS. In 2001, she won an Emmy as Executive Producer of Ansel Adams: A Documentary, directed by Ric Burns. A former literary agent, Handley Chandler was also a programming executive for ABC Entertainment in Los Angeles, overseeing the production of over twenty films in four years. A member of WGAWest, she has taught screenwriting at UCLA and Pepperdine University and recently at NYU Tisch. She is currently developing a documentary on the Shinnecock Nation with director Treva Wurmfeld (Shephard and Dark) and in development and pre-production of three feature films.