Screenwriting Faculty’s Summer Zoom Workshops Available Via Hannon Library

During the summer of 2020, SFTV’s screenwriting faculty hosted a series of ”Meet Your Professor” Zoom workshops on writing for film and TV, with topics spanning the gamut from crafting horror stories to understanding the role of a television showrunner. Each hour-long Zoom session is now available in Hannon Library’s Kaltura Collection.

The workshops attracted up to 100 attendees each week. ”It was a fun and easy way to keep our students engaged in learning, and some of our alumni showed up as well,” says Patricia Meyer, Clinical Assistant Professor and Graduate Director of Screenwriting.

A full list of topics and faculty hosts is below. Any LMU student, faculty, or staff member can access the presentations free of charge by clicking on their titles.

How Do You Sell a TV Series? How Does a Showrunner Run the Show?
Hosted by John Strauss

Writing the Summer Horror Short, Starring You and Your Room: Turn your 2020 Isolation and Fear into a Horror Script
Hosted by Mary Kuryla

Feature Film Structure in Four Questions
Hosted by Michelle Amor Gillie

Approaching the Rewrite
Hosted by Paul Chitlik

Finding your Creative Partner
Hosted by Aurorae Khoo and Gina Gold

Creating Compelling Characters
Hosted by Patty Meyer

Beyond the Page: Production and Post-Production/Elements that Make a Show or Movie Succeed
Hosted by Marc Pitre

How to Get Ideas and The Dreaded Exec Meeting
Hosted by Catlan McClelland 

The Writers Room Experience: How to Pitch an Episode of Television
Hosted by Mike Daley