Screenwriting Workshop

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Date(s) - Sun Nov 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-day workshop to be held on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. Sunday from 1-4 p.m. will be in Aquinas College Hauenstein Library room 302.

This is a fundraising event for Write616, but if you would like to be considered for one of our scholarships for free attendance, contact Lisa McNeilley at Register for this event at

Have you been imagining who would play you in the screenplay based on your memoirs? Do you write with a running reel in your head as the action plays out? As you write your novel, do you choose the actor who will star in the lead? Have you always wanted to write for television or movies?

Join Emmy winning producer and accomplished screenwriter, Teresa Thome for this rare opportunity to get professional instruction in screenwriting.

Day One Sunday, the 11th from 1-4pm:

This would cover basics of screenwriting – overview for film, television, web.

Learn about registering your script or idea, along with a brief overview of pitching in Hollywood or ways to get your script in front of Hollywood types.

Day Two Monday the 12th from 6pm-9pm:

Spend time working on and sharing scripts.  The goal is to walk away with the start of an outline towards writing a completed script.
Teresa Thome   Adorable Cartoon Teresa

Teresa served as President of Enthusiastic Productions and Executive Producer for the Emmy® and Telly Award winning Children’s Television show “Come On Over!” She served as Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for eleven years. During her tenure, she and the Museum received numerous awards and honors. The Museum garnered the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization and Teresa was chosen as one of 35 museum professionals from around the world to attend the Museum Management Institute, an offering of the Getty Leadership Institute. Teresa served as a participant in a Raising Capital Creatively round table at Johns Hopkins University representing her work with Enthusiastic Productions.

Teresa has performed in and directed more than 20 shows in the West Michigan area. She was a member of Last Minute Improv and is currently developing a one woman show. She is currently a member of the Endorsement Council for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and is Vice President of the Downtown Improvement District Board. Teresa is an Emmy® Award and Telly Award winning producer for her work on “Come On Over!”

Her one woman show, “Warm Cheese” was met with sell-out shows and standing o’s at the Hollywood Fringe Festival as well as LaughFest, a national comedy festival.

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