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Wp’ Master Classes and What Students are Saying!

Each year, the Writers’ Program offers master classes for advanced creative writers and screenwriters. Each master class is a six-to-nine month adventure for a supportive group of only 8 hand-picked students who work together to polish their writing projects. Master class students describe it as a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience: “The Master Class in […]

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Success: Nicholas Anthony Wins Best Original Half-Hour TV Pilot in Final Draft Contest

“The Writers’ Program was an amazing opportunity for me to not only sharpen my writing skills, but also meet and eventually work with professionals in the TV writing world,” says student Nicholas Anthony. He would know, having just won Best Original Half-Hour TV Pilot in the 2013 Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Contest for his […]

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What are they doing now? Past Feature Film & Television Writing Competition Winners/Finalists Share Their Successes!

Each year, the Writers’ Program hosts a feature film and television writing competition in which 3 winners are chosen in three categories (Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot). Winners receive cash prizes and are featured in an ad in The Hollywood Reporter and in a newsletter mailed to over 1,000 entertainment executives.  Recently, the […]

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Success: Online Student Publishes Picture Book in India

Sushree Mishra, who studied children’s book writing online with Terry Pierce, just published her first picture book with leading Indian publisher Karadi Tales. The Night Monster, to be published in early 2015, deals sensitively with a young child’s fear of the night and also depicts a beautiful sibling relationship. “I was a storyteller but I […]

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Downtown LA: A Great Place to Live, Work, Play…and Learn

If you live or work in downtown LA, then you know that for the past decade or so, the area has been undergoing unprecedented growth.  Long-empty storefronts and abandoned buildings continue to be replaced by high-end retail stores, pricey condos, towering skyscrapers, and trendy restaurants.  Blogs such as,, and exist solely to […]

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Success: Online Student Accepted into Djerassi Writers’ Retreat

Judith Duncan of Sydney, Australia, has been accepted into a writing workshop at The Djerassi Writer’s Retreat in June 2014 to work on her in-progress novel.  A long-time Writers’ Program student, Judith has taken both screenwriting and creative writing classes. She began her novel as a writing exercise in Alyx Dellamonica’s science fiction writing course, […]

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Why a Mentorship with the Wp’ May be Just What You Need

Do you prefer one-on-one learning to a traditional classroom setting? If so, consider a Writers’ Program Mentorship with one of our mentorship instructors in either creative writing or screenwriting! Mentorships are perfect for students looking to take their project to the next level by working closely with an instructor for one month (or more! Many […]

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