every Wednesday from 6-7pm, March 1 - April 19th
Cite des Arts (downtown Lafayette)
$400 for the 8 week course, including a 30 minute consultation and Q&As with industry
$100 off for active UL students; screenshot of Spring 2022 schedule required for discount.
14 and up. Under 18 will require a signed waiver, this course is not made for children so
there could be mature themes that come up.
One scholarship spot will be given to a winning applicant. For information about submitting for the scholarship please scroll down and read entry requirements.
First come first serve. There are limited spots available so the sooner you register the better, but there is no official cut off date. 50% of the registration fee is required to hold your spot.
How to register:
please fill out the form below and venmo or zelle the course fee to 3374120735. If you prefer to pay with cash or check please let me know and we can make arrangements.
Fill out the questions submission box below or give me a call at 3374120735. (Please note that if I do not answer please leave a voicemail that you are inquiring about the class and I will get back to you.)
Do I need any screenwriting experience?
No. This course will start from the basics and we will cover lots of formatting and work
our way up to how to sell your work.
Do I need any software/equipment?
Yes, but technically not required. The first week we will go over how to download
screenwriting software that you will need. At the end of the day, if you don't want to
work on the exercises we're doing, you do not have to, however, if you'd like to get
the most out of the class it is recommended. I will not look at anything written on
What is the 30 minute consultation?
Included in your registration is a 30 minute sit down with me to talk about your goals,
your work, etc. My aim is to help you get where you want to go and try to connect
you with the right people/give advice.
What kind of industry professionals will we be interviewing?
This is customizable depending on who the group would like to hear from; but I'm thinking producers, network executives, agents, managers, screenwriters, directors/actors if you guys are interested. It will be customizable from my list of industry contacts depending on your interests.
Why are you teaching this class?
There were a lot of things missing in the classes I took when I was younger and I want to provide a more comprehensive course for people interested in screenwriting. I felt as though most classes were focused on workshopping ideas rather than the strategy of how to leverage that idea. Working at A+E Networks taught me so much about the expectations of network executives and producers--did you know most network execs only read the first 20 pages of a script? There are also a lot of outdated "screenwriting rules" that a lot of people don't follow any more. All in all, I love being in Louisiana in the spring and I thought an 8 week course between Mardi Gras and Festival International was the perfect fit. =)
Please venmo or zelle: 3374120735
In the subject write:
Your Name, screenwriting course
To hold your spot you must send at least 50%
of the registration fee.
$200 general public
$150 UL students
How to enter for the Scholarship Spot:
One scholarship spot will be given to a person who applies, regardless of experience.
Please write a three paragraph email and send it to: email@example.com
-The email subject line must say: Scholarship submission
-In the first paragraph, please introduce yourself.
-In the second paragraph, please explain why you cannot afford the class. Please NOTE: NO MORE THAN THREE SENTENCES.
-In the third paragraph, tell me why you want to take the course.
If any of these rules are not followed, you will not be considered for entry.
I will notify all applicants one week before the course starts.
Best of luck!