Virtual Workshop: Page to Screen
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About the Event
Take control of your screenwriting career. Get inspired to create content together, and map out your journey, however you envision your path. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to present a workshop instructed by Jenna Laurenzo called, “Page to Screen.” The virtual workshop will be held on Thursday, October 8, and Thursday, October 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. online on Zoom. The class fee is $199 per person and includes a total of five hours of instruction. Workshop content is designed for writers of all levels. This exciting and inspiring workshop will provide you tools, mistakes, and lessons-learned from somebody who has successfully made the journey. Attendance is limited to 20, so register early by visiting https://www.writerscolony.org/events.
There's no better time to take your screenwriting career into your own hands. Access to fellow collaborators and cameras as simple as an iPhone allows you to create your own content and give you the ability to take control over your career. What starts as a web series becomes a feature, which becomes another feature, and so on. Together, creativity and collaboration build synergy. When you start building your network of fellow collaborators, you are each given the opportunity to learn and grow, and to advance in the industry together.
In the first session of “Page to Screen”, participants will analyze their most feasible idea that can be executed in the immediate future. Options such as a web series, short film, etc. will be explored. Jenna will then guide the class in breaking down the steps needed to bring that idea to fruition.
In the second session, Jenna will describe ways to promote your initial piece of content and use it to open doors. How can it be a tool to get agents, producers, and casting directors to read your next script? In what ways can your initial content be leveraged to tackle a second piece of content, larger in scope, such as a feature-length film?
Jenna was the winner of WCDH’s 2019 “Getting it Write” fellowship, awarded to a screenwriter or playwright writing a film or play that positively portrays LGBTQ life and the struggles faced by members of that community. She is the award-winning Director, Writer, Producer, and Star of “Lez Bomb”. The movie made its premiere at Geena Davis's Bentonville Film Festival where it won the best narrative jury award. It had a theatrical release in November 2018 and is now available on Amazon Prime. Lez Bomb was executive produced by Bobby Farrelly (“There's Something About Mary,” “Dumb & Dumber”) and stars Oscar® winner Cloris Leachman, Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern, Kevin Pollak, Deirdre O'Connell, Steve Guttenberg, Elaine Hendrix, Brandon Michael Hall and more. “Lez Bomb” was the follow-up to Laurenzo’s short film, “Girl Night Stand,” an internet hit that garnered over 11 million views and drove online cultural conversation for months.
Jenna is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her BHA in Drama and English. Jenna was selected for Shoot Online's 2018 New Directors Showcase, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2018 Artist Academy. Jenna can be seen in Peter Farrelly's Academy Award-winning “Green Book,” and is currently developing her next feature with Red Hour. Jenna was selected to participate in the 2020 inaugural class of The See It, Be It Filmmaker Fellowship, a joint program between Bentonville and the Coca-Cola Foundation as part of Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Foundation. Most recently, Jenna directed a pilot produced by Jason Netter & Kickstart Productions on Arkansas’s first COVID safe set.
To learn more about Jenna, visit her website at www.JennaLaurenzo.com.
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