BRIC x Reel Sisters Present: Master Class on Writing Strong Female Characters for TV & Digital Media

Reel Sisters Strong Female Characters
Valerie C Woods Reel Sisters
Open to
All
Class Type
Non-Certification
Class Length
3 Weeks; 5 Sessions; 2 Hours Each
Location
  • Virtual
Cost
$225

Class Info

Emmy award-winning television veteran writer and film producer Valerie C. Woods will lead our master scriptwriting workshop that will cover the essentials of writing scripts for TV, Film and Digital Media. The six-session workshop will focus on giving you a strong foundation in story and character development. You will learn how to create strong and richly layered women characters as well as the nuts and bolts of writing scripts. Enjoy a nurturing and open creative environment where you will have a chance to write the first draft of your script or develop a work-in-progress. Polish log lines and beat sheets that will help you pitch your project to HBO, Disney or major television and film studios.

Once you have registered you will be sent information on the process for accessing the class online. You will also be given access to a folder with your first reading assignment and the syllabus.

ABOUT REEL SISTERS
The online workshop is being 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. Scriptwriting Essentials & Master Class for Writing Strong Female Characters is a Trademark of Reel Sisters. Reel Sisters will be held on Oct. 19-20, 2024 in Brooklyn.

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Scriptwriting Essentials is supported, in part, by public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Council Members Crystal Hudson and Farah Louis.

BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.

Thursday, May 30, 6:30 – 8:30PM EST ***ZOOM SESSION***
Saturday, Jun 1, 1 – 3PM EST (In Person)
Saturday, Jun 8, 1 – 3PM EST (In Person)
Thursday, Jun 13, 6:30 – 8:30PM EST (In Person)
Saturday, Jun 15, 1 – 3PM EST (In Person)

Class Times

05.30 - 06.15

May 30 - Jun 15, 2024
5/30, 6/1, 6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 6/15
Location
  • Virtual

About the Instructor

Valerie C. Woods is a writer/producer in television and film and is also a publisher, editor, and author. Her most recent work (2019-2020) was as Writer/Co-Executive Producer on Season 2 of the Netflix drama series Sweet Magnolias. She also worked in the same position for Season 4 (2018-2019) of the critically acclaimed television drama series Queen Sugar, airing on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Currently, she is in development through her MCV Productions banner on a limited series based on Wrapped in Rainbows – The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, the award-winning biography written by Valerie Boyd and A Cowboy to Remember, a romance novel in the Cowboys of Californiatrilogy by Rebekah Weatherspoon.

As one of four instructors trained by acclaimed screenwriter, author and teacher Syd Field, Valerie has served as Creative Director for Syd Field – The Art of Visual Storytelling platform. She also taught as Adjunct Faculty in the Stephens College Low-Residency MFA in TV and Screenwriting program (2016-2020). In Fall 2020, Valerie joined the University of Georgia as a Screenwriting Mentor in their Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Media Writing.

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