Summer Scriptwriting Lab

Lorisa Bates
Summer Screenwriting Lab, Reel Sisters, Group Shot
Open to
All
Class Type
Non-Certification
Location
Cost
$225

Class Info

Registration includes admission to Screenwriting Symposium!

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 four session course that includes a weekend intensive designed to give independent screenwriters the opportunity to work 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. The Lab will accept in-person and online applicants.

Writers will work in small groups and one-on-one with veteran writer/producer Lorisa Bates, the CEO of Batesville Media, LLC and former VP of Content Strategy at BET Networks where she was responsible for greenlighting 70+ movies.

You will enjoy a weekend working in a supportive environment of professional producers, directors and screenwriters dedicated to helping you achieve your writing goals. Revise key elements of your feature length or short film script and create a dynamic elevator pitch.

Eligibility + Application: Writers must submit a synopsis (1 page maximum) and short sample of their screenplay (10 pages maximum) with a short bio (2-3 sentences). 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, plus Eventbrite Fees. 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.

Class Times

08.08 - 08.11

August 8 - 11, 2024
8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11
Location
  • BRIC House

Meet Your Instructor

Lorisa Bates

Lorisa Bates

Lorisa Bates, the CEO of Batesville Media, LLC, is a veteran television and film industry executive with over 25 years of experience spanning the licensing and development arenas.

As a successful content creator, negotiator, and business innovator, she has cultivated relationships with diverse stakeholders, developed new business opportunities and managed multimillion-dollar budgets.

Prior to starting her own company, Lorisa served as Vice President of Programming Content Strategy, Co-Productions & Multiplatform at BET Networks, overseeing the day-to-day operations of licensing content, producing company initiatives and original movies and scheduling/planning for all VOD platform strategy. During her tenure in this role, Lorisa was responsible for greenlighting over 70+ original movies, 5 short film initiatives (The Couch, The Waiting, Juneteenth, The Lifeline and The Hotline), 4 television shows and 8 music specials.

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