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I have a great idea for a movie!

A workshop on how to start writing a screenplay

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I have a great idea for a movie!
I have a great idea for a movie!

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Eureka Springs, 515 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA


About the event

Join us at The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow for the first in our Screenwriters Series.

We are proud to present award-winning screenwriter and producer Amber Lindley. The day will start with her workshop "I have a great idea for a movie!"  at 3:30 PM in the Great Room at WCDH followed by dinner with Amber Lindley prepared by WCDH renowned chef Jana Jones. Then at 7:30, there will be a showing of Lindley’s film “Painted Woman” at Main Stage Creative Community Center at 67 North Main. Please join us in this adventure into screenwriting. Event tickets may be purchased separately or as a full-day package.

3:30 PM Workshop $30.00 

"I have a great idea for a movie!"  If you have ever said those words, join Amber Lindley for her screenwriters' workshop and find out how to start writing a screenplay, the resources that are available to you, and also steps that you can take after your writing is done to get your idea from a screenplay to the screen.  Multiple award-winning indie film producer and screenwriter, Amber Lindley, will discuss story elements & technique, pitching, and selling screenplays.  Beginning writers welcome!"

5:00 PM Dinner with Amber Lindley $45 Purchase ticket separately

Join us in the Great Room at WCDH for a wonderful dinner prepared by our renowned chef Jana Jones.

7:30 Showing of “Painted Woman” Free to the public, please reserve your ticket as space is limited.

Main Stage Creative Community Center 67 North Main.

$70 Full Day Package includes the workshop, dinner, and film.  Purchase ticket separately

"Amber Lindley is a multiple award winning independent screenwriter and producer. She holds degrees in English Literature and Speech Communications. Amber has written and produced feature length and short movie scripts. Her work ranges from original stories to adaptations. She also works with other writers and helps them develop and edit their screenplays.

In 2018 her script, Madelyn Wild was awarded the Grand Winner Overall Best Screenplay at The Wild Bunch Film Festival in Arizona. Her films have secured deals with the likes of Amazon, Apple, Hulu, TCM, Wal Mart, Lifetime Television and Starz movie channel just to name a few. Amber continues to negotiate rights to best-selling novels and is currently working on adaptation projects for New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors as well as developing and writing original screenplays.

In 2019, Amber founded the writers' group now called NWA Screenwriters Collective. This is a private group of Arkansas writers dedicated to discussions and education in story, structure, and sale of scripts. Amber has been involved with Ozark Media Arts Festival for several years now through guest judging, workshops and various communication roles.

She holds a professional teaching license in English Language Arts. Amber continues to work with students aspiring to start careers in film and writing, teaching workshops for Arkansas Cinema Society and Crystal Bridges Museum."


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