2023 Summer Bootcamp
July 30, 2023
James D. Creviston
to Any Script
Humor is a valuable tool in every screenwriter's belt no matter the genre. If you're writing a comedy, make it as funny as possible. If you're writing any other genre, you need to create light-hearted moments to allow your audience to breathe. Humor breaks tension, engages the audience, and creates memorable moments. In the Adding Comedy To Any Script Masterclass you'll learn how to improve your skills as a comedy writer, add layers to any story, and unlock your comedic voice. Add humor and take your screenplay from a 9 to an 11!
(90 minute workshop. 12:00 pm CT)
Workshops and Instructors
James D. Creviston is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer, based in Los Angeles, CA. James began his stand-up career in 2016. He is also the host of The Clean Comedy Podcast as well as the author of "How To Produce Comedy Shows For Fun & Profit: A Guide To Making Money In Stand-Up Comedy".
James has worked on many commercials and shows including The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, and FOX's Lethal Weapon. He is a producer for David's Ark as well as the co-writer of Abracadabra, a web series on Facebook Watch, as well as many independent series and films.
Scott Michael Branan
Utilizing Your Screenwriting Software
to Revolutionize Your Creativity
Are you getting the most out of your screenwriting software? Are you utilizing the built-in functions that help you develop and organize your script elements? Whether you use Final Draft or another brand, your software can do more than word processing and formatting. This workshop delves into software functions that help you with your character arcs, consistency, storyline, plot, and more.
(90 minute workshop. 3:00 pm CT)
Scott Michael Branan Scott is the director of the Beyond Entertainment Family Festival. He is the owner of Beyond Entertainment, a family-friendly and Christian video production company in Cape Coral, Florida. They create high concept screenplays, music videos, and sermon illustration videos. Scott also owns Beyond Audio Visual, a full AV Production Rental and Installation Company which helps fund Beyond Entertainment.
Trevor L. Smith
The EEEEasy Approach to
When you send out your scripts, how confident are you that your screenplays are going to be optioned, sold, or produced? It is often said that rewrites are not a sign of a bad script, but of a good writer. In this rewriting masterclass, you will learn a professional EEEEasy Approach process for rewriting and polishing your screenplays to ensure that your work takes on a life of its own when you send it out, and actors, industry execs, production companies, agents, and managers actively pursue YOU after reading your screenplays.
(90 minute workshop. 6:00 pm CT)
Trevor L. Smith has been writing, directing, producing, and educating people in creative and performing arts for over 20 years. His original written and visual works have been shown in theaters, secured domestic and international distribution, carried by Netflix and Blockbuster, and his projects have been film festival nominees and award-winners for technical and performance excellence. Trevor is an author, produced screenwriter, award-winning filmmaker, and creator of the EEEEasy Approach to GREAT Storytelling and Screenwriting. He is the founder of Legacy Street Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creative and performing arts school and wellness center.