Writing For Actors
It’s Time To Take Control Of Your Career
Are you tired of waiting for the industry to come to you? Constantly feel like you can’t be seen for the roles you are right for? Now is the time to take control of your career, expand the scope of your artistry, and forge your own career by creating your own work.
The role of the actor starts the day you arrive on set and concludes when you finish shooting. But there is a much richer, collaborative, creative world out there that actors can be a part of if they just start exploring the creation and execution of their own content. Writing for Actors opens the door to that world: Come learn how to be an actor who creates work.
It’s time to actualize your creative ideas and dive into the process of writing.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
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Writing for Actors is an eight-week writing class that challenges you to explore a new page of your creative life. You’ll learn the fundamental lessons of screenwriting by using language and material familiar to actors while simultaneously exploring a collaborative workshop process, which provides you with the opportunity to hear your work out loud, receive positive and constructive feedback and continue to develop your material.
Actors are storytellers by nature, our instincts for character, story, intention are all there, Writing for Actors helps you translate those gifts to the language of the page and expand your ability to tell visual stories. Five of 2015 Writers Guild nominees this year were actors or former actors. Join the revolution of creating your own content, become a triple threat. Embrace the changing industry. Tell your stories, instead of hoping and waiting for them to come to you.
Writing for Actors provides actors with the basic building blocks to write a screenplay, pilot, or web series from the ground up. Each weekly exploration of the fundamentals builds upon the next, providing you at the end of the eight weeks with not only a project that has already been workshopped and developed but more importantly a tool kit you can continue to use going forward for any future projects.
|Teacher:||Alexa Alemanni||Location:||The BGB Studio, 10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602|
|Dates:||April 16 – June 11, 2017. Sundays 2-5pm (No class May 28)||Requirements:||By application or invitation only.(Cancellation Policy)|
|Duration:||8 weeks||Cost:||2 installments of $310. $620 for the entire 8 week program. (*There are NO make up classes offered for this class but Alexa will catch you up)|
- ALEXA ALEMANNITeacher
Alexa Alemanni is a graduate of VASSAR COLLEGE with a degree in theater and history. As an actress, she is most known for playing the role of Allison for four seasons on the hit AMC show, MAD MEN for which she won the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD of the BEST ENSEMBLE. She has also appeared in multiple feature films, and most recently, MASTERS OF SEX and CRIMINAL MINDS.
In collaboration with her writing partner, a former Sunday Company Groundlings member, she began developing her career as a writer as well. They began three years ago when they were recognized by THE TRACKING BOARD’S YOUNG AND HUNGRY list for their pilot APPLETOWN. They worked as staff writers on TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS, this past year they were hired to write a big budget studio sequel for BLACK LABEL MEDIA, and are in the process of writing another feature for GREY EAGLE FILMS. A few of their other features are also in development with Oscar-nominated directors and producers. Their film, GRIEF CAMP is green-lit at $5 mil and is slated to shoot in Mississippi in March with Alexa in the lead role, as well as an ensemble A-list cast, with the producers of the upcoming film LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS.
What Actors are Saying
"What a practical and creatively stimulating class! Alexa is incredibly smart, brilliantly creative, and genuinely caring. Thanks to Alexa I've got 12 solid pages of a new feature film script and I'm going strong.”Charlie Roth BGB WRITER'S LAB
“I am not a writer. Or at least I thought I wasn't. With the industry trending so much toward creating your own content, Alexa's class is one of the most important classes any actor can take. It is a crash course in screenwriting, pitching, and even producing your own work. I walked out of my 8 weeks feeling more confident than ever as a writer, mostly because I felt like a had a real understanding of what I was doing. If you have any inclination to write, or already are, this is a MUST take!”Michael Scott Allen THE MINDY PROJECT
“Alexa has pulled off that rare, wonderful trick of making writing fun. She gave me simple and powerful tools to turn my fledgling story idea into a working, compelling script. Her tailored feedback on my classmates and my weekly pages taught me how to think like a screenwriter, while using my skills as an actor to enhance the writing process. I left inspired to keep writing because I have a story to tell and now I can tell it.”Josh Wallace APOCALYPTIC DELIGHT
“Taking Alexa’s class was one of the best things I’ve ever done. What a wonderful feeling to be an actor and a writer!! Journaling is the only consistent writing I’d ever done, and I wasn’t sure what to do at first. But Alexa is so smart, so efficient, so talented, and so committed to her mission of getting as many actors to write as possible, that I walked away with a solid start to my first feature screenplay."Lisa Temple THE NEWSROOM
"Alexa's writing class is absolutely amazing and life changing. For the first time I feel like I can really take my career in my own hands. It has been giving me so much joy in my life and making me feel so much more proactive in my career. It’s opening my eyes to a whole other part of this business. I am truly happier because of it."Chelsea Gonzalez THE JINX
“Alexa’s class is the highlight of my week. Each session is an energizing exploration of screenwriting technique in a classroom that fosters creative pursuit and personal growth. Alexa debunks the myths behind the writing process. Her greatest strength is encouraging each individual to pursue his or her own unique voice, to take the stories we already carry within us, and turn them into screen magic."Andrew Carter CASTLE