Victoria Wisdom

Instructor Biography:

Producer/manager and former literary agent at ICM, she represented the Academy Award-winning careers of Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond), and directors Bryan Singer (X-Men), and Lone Scherfig (An Education). Ms. Wisdom also was a partner at Becsey Wisdom Kalajian Agency (BWK) and sold the hit CBS drama series Criminal Minds.

Instructor Statement:

Having a grand passion for movies is only the beginning of a screenwriter’s journey. The basic tools for a successful career need to include the practical knowledge of how art and commerce combine to create a costly and challenging art form. Although it’s crucial to learn how to write a film well, it’s equally urgent to understand that a career combines craft, imagination, and business know-how. I have traveled to film sets and film festivals all over the world, but I have never lost the simple joy of waiting in the movie theater for the lights to go out, and the story to begin. Making a really good film doesn’t happen by accident. Real pros may start with a fantasy, but they understand that the reality is getting the movie made. I’d like to share my experiences and help writers turn dreams into productions and fantasies into careers.

Our Students Say it Best!

“Ms. Wisdom is very intelligent and well-spoken; everything she says is important and worthy of listening to. I was challenged and had to push myself to be the best. I feel 100% more prepared for my career in the film industry.” —Writers’ Program student

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