BGB TEACHER – OLIVIA CUARTERO-BRIGGS
Olivia Cuartero-Briggs is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, currently enjoying a career writing and developing for both television and comic books. Cuartero-Briggs earned a bachelors degree with honors from Oberlin College, and an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. Recent credits include staff writer for THE ARRANGEMENT on E!, writer/consultant for E! Marketing, writer/creator of the PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL web series, writers’ assistant on CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on CBS, and writer of RONNIE’S CABINET, winner of the Thespis Theater Festival prize for Best Original Play. Other awards include The Flint Film Festival’s Best Screenplay Award, The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, and in 2014 Cuartero-Briggs was a finalist for the Austin Film Festival’s AMC One-Hour Pilot competition. Cuartero-Briggs currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters, and her first comic book series just hit shelves this spring!
Explore Olivia’s classes: Writing For Actors 2
Taking a class with Olivia is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking her classes.
TESTIMONIALS FOR OLIVIA
Olivia goes above and beyond. She not only taught me how to act and communicate effectively but also fostered greater self-confidence and self-awareness. Her caring and effective approach to teaching helped me develop skills that have served me in every facet of my life.
Olivia has a special way of anticipating your goals as an artist. She sees where you want to go, and will help you get there. Feedback, goal-setting, motivation, re-tooling, it's like having a whole team of support on your side, just through her. Olivia helped to shape how I approach not only acting but many aspects of my life.
The best months of my life are the ones where I was fortunate enough to learn under Olivia. Being a teacher is not an easy job, but her ability to connect with her students, help them understand their roles and become their parts is amazing. I am so grateful for all that Olivia has taught me!
Olivia brings an actor's unique perspective to all projects—writing, directing, and performing. She is grounded in experience; can easily decipher and find life in diverse texts; and possesses a thorough, practical understanding of language. While sometimes hard, Olivia expects the best from you. The thing is, she knows how to get it.
Olivia Cuartero-Briggs has the experience of being a writer writing NOW - she’s been in a writers' room and has a commanding understanding of all stages of TV and film writing. Olivia clearly explains the different structures of TV, film - broadcast and cable. She guides you to grow your spark of an idea into a premise , to a logline, to a pitch, to a script.
I was so inspired hearing Olivia talk about the industry as a writer. Her work with us was so simple yet detailed, that I'm now realizing reading scripts and breaking them down is actually fun and doesn't have to be a chore. I was missing so many things that I used to write off as unimportant for my character. It's ALL important. This whole studio makes the work fun again, whereas before, it was just tedious! So much "yes." Thank you!