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.

For Actors, Writers + Directors.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.

THE ACTOR AS WRITER

WRITE. CREATE. ACT. COMMAND. 

Actors are storytellers by nature; your instincts for character, story, relationships, and intention are inherent in what you do every day. You have an ear for dialogue and you’re sensitive to the human experience. What better foundation is there for writing?

Writing for Actors is an eight-week writing class, taught by working writer and actor, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, that guides you through the process of writing material by and for yourself in a language that you instinctively understand. Olivia will give you the tools to find your story, sharpen it to an undeniable point, and write it so that your unique voice is heard.

Each class offers fundamental lessons of storytelling from which your screenplay, pilot, or web-series will emerge and evolve. And as it does, your written work will be read aloud, workshopped, and explored. And best of all, our Master Teachers will bring the depth of their incredible careers to make your story better.

This class gives you a full writers’ tool kit for the creation of dynamic, entertaining, and driven dramatic work. You will leave with two workshopped five-minute scenes, and one fully workshopped ten-minute scene, short film, web pilot, or ten-page project of your choosing.

The Industry has changed. It’s not enough to just be an actor. It’s not enough to wait for permission to act. You must be a creator. You must be a leader. You must make work for yourself. You must be heard.

The Details

Teacher: Olivia Cuartero-Briggs

Dates: Next round coming soon. Sign up now as this fills up fast!

Duration: 8 weeks.

Requirements: By application or invitation only. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)

Cost: 2 installments of $299. $598 for the entire 8-week program.

Learn More

The Work

Class 1: CRAFTING STORY.

Class 2: SCENE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPPING.

Class 3: CHARACTER AND CHARACTER DYNAMICS.

Class 4: CHARACTER MAPS AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.

Class 5: PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECT PITCHES.

Class 6: FIRST DRAFT AND ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS.

Class 7: SECOND DRAFT PRESENTATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL MENTORSHIP.

Class 8: FINAL PRESENTATIONS!

Your Teacher(s)
  • Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
    Olivia Cuartero-BriggsTeacher

    Olivia Cuartero-Briggs is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, currently enjoying a career writing and developing for both television and comic books. 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 Briggs was a finalist for the Austin Film Festival’s AMC One-Hour Pilot competition. Briggs currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, and her first comic book series will be hitting shelves this spring!

Reviews

What Actors are Saying

It’s time to lead.

It’s time to create and execute your own content.

LIKE US!
FOLLOW US!
SUBSCRIBE!
FOLLOW US!