One-on-One Mentorships in Screenwriting

If you have at least one finished screenplay or teleplay and/or some previous training, you may wish to consider a one-on-one mentorship with a Writers’ Program instructor. Mentorships give you access to an instructor Monday through Friday for 4 full weeks. You receive feedback every 12-24 hours for most work and 24-36 hours for longer material.

A Mentorship in Screenwriting is ideal for writers who:

  • Wish to move forward on a new or existing project in any stage of development
  • Seek ongoing written feedback from a professional writer
  • Have specific writing challenges they want to address.  (Students with a story concept focus on developing scenes, characters, and an outline.  Students who are actively writing pages receive regular feedback on craft issues.  Students with a completed draft focus on revising or polishing their work.)

 

For details and pricing options click here.

To begin the mentorship process, please select up to three instructors from the genres below, then scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form.  A Writers’ Program advisor will review your request and contact you.

 

These instructors offer Mentorships in Screenwriting:

Feature Film

  Chrysanthy Balis, WGA member whose credits include the Paramount release Asylum and projects in development with CBS, USA Networks.   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Julian Goldberger, screenwriter/director/producer whose credits include The Hawk is Dying, The Eulipion Chronicles, and Trans   Ron Raley, WGA member whose credits include Edge of Sanity, Dorian, Cupid and Cate, The Runaway, and The Locket
  Claudia Grazioso, WGA member whose credits include Are We There Yet?, Bring it On Again, and Christmas Bounty   Jule Selbo, WGA member who wrote for Disney, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part Deux, and Cinderella II
  Jacqueline Heinz, screenwriter who has written for the Lifetime Network, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and Jarrett Creative   Amy Spies, screenwriter of the film Girls Just Want to Have Fun and the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place
  Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    Ben van der Veen, WGA member who wrote the Steven Soderbergh film Che and developed projects for Terrence Malik, Robert De Niro, Keanu Reeves, and Don Cheadle.
  Tom Lazarus, WGA member whose credits include Stigmata; Just You and Me, Kid; Word of Mouth; and Voyeur Confessions   Chris Webb, screenwriter whose credits include Toy Story II and Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie
  Warren Lewis, WGA member who wrote Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott, and The 13th Warrior   Roz Weisberg, former senior vice president of development and production whose credits include Beastly and Where the Heart Is
  Nancy Nigrosh, former talent and literary agent who represented Kathryn Bigelow, Stuart Beattie, Amanda Brown, and Lesley Headland

 

Television

One-Hour Shows

  Jacqueline Heinz, screenwriter who has written for the Lifetime Network, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and Jarrett Creative   Laurel Ollstein, former member of the Actor’s Gang and prolific playwright
  Cynthia Hsiung, producer, writer, director, and executive who served as a producer and head of production for Young Hercules   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Zac Hug, WGA member whose credits include Drop Dead Diva and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Amy Spies, screenwriter of the film Girls Just Want to Have Fun and the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place
  Lia Langworthy, WGA member whose credits include Soul Food, The Shield, General Hospital and Media   Matt Witten, writer for CSI: Miami; Judging Amy; Law and Order; and Homicide: Life on the Street
  Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD   Jacqueline Zambrano, WGA member and writer for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Star Trek

 

Half-Hour Shows

  Claudia Grazioso, WGA member whose credits include Are We There Yet?, Bring it On Again, and Christmas Bounty   Laurel Ollstein, former member of the Actor’s Gang and prolific playwright
  Jacqueline Heinz, screenwriter who has written for the Lifetime Network, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and Jarrett Creative   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Melinda Hill, WGA member whose credits include Disney’s Kickin’ It and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest   Chris Webb, screenwriter whose credits include Toy Story II and Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie
  Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    Jacqueline Zambrano, WGA member and writer for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Star Trek
  Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD

 

Animation

  Tom Pinchuk, WGA member whose credits include Ben 10 and Gormiti: Nature Unleashed

 

Webseries and Scripted Audio

  Melinda Hill, WGA member whose credits include Disney’s Kickin’ It and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Bill Taub, Screenwriter; WGA and WGC member who won an WGA Award for 101 Best Written TV Series including Barney Miller and Hill Street Blues.

To speak to an advisor please call (310) 825-9415.

 

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