Many actors are making a name for themselves first by creating their own work.
With the popularity for actor/writers in television, film, and webisodes this class will show you how to take your script or script idea to the next level.
The class will cover all these areas and more!
- How to create a role for yourself for a film/TV program/web series
- Story Theory: The essentials of writing character, structure, a strong plot, and pacing.
- Case studies of actors who have written themselves into film and TV history.
- How to write a presentation for your idea, and verbalize a pitch your project.
- How to approach the industry: Writing query letters, securing grants and finding a producer.
Additionally you will get the opportunity to:
- Pitch practice: You will pitch the ideas developed from the1st class one-on-one with Cordelia.
- Learn how to get a short film or teaser made and seen.
- Get insider tips on attending script markets -- which ones, how to prepare.
** THIS CLASS HAS A PAYMENT PLAN - YOU ONLY NEED TO PUT DOWN $80 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
(IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE 03/02/13) **
This class meets twice. Dates:
Monday, March 11, 2013, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, March 18, 2013, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Please keep Monday, March 25, 2013 open as an emergency hold date.
Cancel Deadline: 03/04/13 Payment Deadline: 03/02/13
This event is in the past.
What does the market want???
How to structure and pitch a project staring YOU. Brainstorming exercises!!
New perspectives on the proactive and strategic approach to getting work as an actor.
Case studies of actors who have written themselves into Film and TV history.
What makes a great cinematic story from the producer’s perspective, and the fundamentals of story theory.
One-on-one coaching on pitching your project: Each participant will pitch their story to Cordelia in front of the group, and will receive feedback on the story and pitching techniques.
How to get your work recognized in the industry: How to approach production companies and to make sure your script is at the top of the pile.
Advice on entering competitions, script markets and festivals.
This seminar or class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent. One on One is bonded in the State of California: #70978001
Cordelia Stephens- Mint Productions, has twelve years of experience developing and producing projects in the UK and the US, and was Head of Development at Belladonna Productions, NY from 2004-2012 during the development and production of films such as Transamerica, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, An Englishman in New York, Stake Land and Funny Games US. Now producing independently through her new company- Mint Productions, she has a thorough understanding of the industry and the current players, and attends international film markets throughout the year pitching projects and raising finance. Cordelia completed an eight-month International Secondment, financed by the British Government, during which she interned at sales agent/ finance consultants Cinetic Media, and at the production company Open City Films. She participated in the prestigious EAVE European Co-production course in Ireland, Cyprus and Sweden. She keeps a close eye on emerging talent through strong links with production initiatives in the UK, having Executive Produced fourteen short films for the Cineworks production scheme, six of which have won New Talent BAFTAs. Cordelia has delivered guest lectures for the screenwriting programs at Temple University, New York University, One on One NYC, The School of Visual Arts and has spoken on panels at the IFP’s- Script to Screen conference. She has an MA in Fine Art from Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.
Award Winning Independent Films Cordelia has developed!!
THE GOOD GUY (Official selection at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival)
FUNNY GAMES w/ Naomi Watts and Tim Roth
TRANSAMERICA w/ Felicity Huffman (Best Actress Oscar Nominee)
A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS w/ Robert Downey Jr, Diane Weist, Chaz Palminteri
Cordelia has twelve years of experience developing, producing and executive producing film projects. She keeps a close eye on emerging talent through strong links with production initiatives in the UK, having Executive Produced fifteen films for Cineworks, six of which have won New Talent BAFTAs. Cordelia has delivered guest lectures for the screenwriting programs at Columbia University, NYU, and Temple University, and has spoken on panels at the IFP- Script to Screen conference.