Verena Bird, a bilingual writer in German and English, recently sold two screenplays, which she wrote and workshopped in Michael Weiss’s feature film writing course. After years of honing her craft and writing for a German children’s television show, Verena finally feels like all that hard work paid off.

“Despite English not being my first language, I sold my two English language screenplays after having an instructor who shares his extraordinary knowledge about story, plot, and structure in a very compelling and comprehensive way. I was challenged constructively and encouragingly, but also taken seriously as a writer. My Writers’ Program class with Michael Weiss was an incredibly empowering experience, and it gave me something I have been longing for in my writing career for a long time: confidence.”

Congratulations, Verena! We can’t wait to see what you do next!

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