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Reel Sisters + BRIC Screenwriting Lab: Create Strong Female Characters

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Develop risk-taking narratives, revise your screenplay and create scripts with strong female characters in a weekend long screenwriting lab.

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Reel Sisters + BRIC Screenwriting Lab

August 9-11, 2019

Are you seeking a nurturing environment to revise your screenplay? Do you have a project in development and need to refine your first screenplay? Are you interested in creating strong female characters that resonate with audiences?

Reel Sisters + BRIC Screenwriting Lab is a weekend-long course designed to give independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on scripts for television, film and streaming platforms like OWN, Netflix and Amazon. Join a writers' boot camp devoted to developing risk-taking narratives and creating scripts with richly layered female characters.

Writers will work in small groups and one-on-one with veteran writer/producer Valerie Woods, currently a co-executive producer/writer for Season 4's Queen Sugar, created by Ava DuVernay and airing on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Recently, Valerie served as Creative Director for Syd Field – The Art of Visual Storytelling. Valerie is one of four Syd Field Screenwriting Method Instructors trained by Mr. Field.

You will enjoy a weekend working in a supportive environment of professional producers, directors and screenwriters dedicated to helping you achieve your writing goals. This is a unique and valuable opportunity for you to revise key elements of your feature length or short film script and work on a dynamic elevator pitch.

Eligibility + Application: Writers must submit a synopsis (1 page maximum) and short sample of the screenplay (10 pages maximum) they would they would like to develop during the summer intensive. At the end of the lab, several screenwriters will have an opportunity to showcase an excerpt of their work at a staged reading hosted by Reel Sisters and BRIC in the fall. Writing teams are welcome.

Registration Fee: $225 (includes application fee). Lab slots are limited so register in advance. If you are not accepted, you will receive a $200 refund (the application fee is non-refundable). You will be e-mailed a secure link to send your writing sample and synopsis shortly after you register.

INSTRUCTOR'S BIO:

Valerie C. Woods is a writer/producer in television and film. Valerie is currently Co-Executive Producer/Writer on Season 4 of the critically acclaimed television drama series Queen Sugar, created by Ava DuVernay and airing on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She has also been Adjunct Faculty for the Stephens College Low Residency MFA Television & Screenwriting program since 2015.

She also wrote the screen adaptation of the novel Tempest Rising by Diane McKinney-Whetstone, with the production company of actor/director Phylicia Rashad.Valerie’s venture – Staged/Lit – has produced a series of staged readings of scripts adapted from literary work. The first two readings were television pilots adapted from a memoir and a novel. The series is co-sponsored by The Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory and Syd Field – The Art of Visual Storytelling organization.

Valerie is also the founder of the independent press, BooksEndependent LLC, whose mission is to publish (via ebooks and print) a maximum of 2-3 titles of new and established writers annually. The press now represents four authors and has published five titles, including Valerie’s girl detective novel, Katrin’s Chronicles: The Canon of Jacqueléne Dyanne. She is also the author of Something for Everyone (50 Original Monologues), which is published by Samuel French, Inc.

ABOUT REEL SISTERS & BRIC

The Screenwriting Lab is co-presented by Reel Sisters, the first Oscar Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to women filmmakers, and BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Reel Sisters Film Festival will be held on October 19-20, 2019.

For more information visit www.reelsisters.org | www.BRICartsmedia.org.

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