ScreenwritingU Alum Rolando Viñas (ProSeries 64, MSC 11) lands deal to write a feature screenplay based on the material producer Alex Cohen had purchased from the previous writer. Rolando submitted his MSC 11 script, “The Baggage Thief,” to the producer during the last phase of the class. Because of the quality of the script, the
ScreenwritingU Alum Ferdinand Gernandt (ProSeries 41, MSC 8) has gained representation with MakeLa Production Management / Elysian Management. Ferdinand implemented a strategy taught in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program for getting access to management and production companies. From that, he has landed multiple paid writing assignments. He is also famous for getting over 100 script
ScreenwritingU Alum Lisa Hepner has TWO Christmas romance movies streaming on Roku this Christmas! A Christmas Wish in Hudson and Christmas Lover’s Anonymous. She also just optioned a Christmas Limited series and another Christmas romance for 2022. After working with the producer/director on my first Christmas movie, Christmas Wish in Hudson, they hired me to
ScreenwritingU Alum David Chai (Pro Series, MSC, Binge Worthy TV™) wrote, produced, directed, and served as showrunner for his TV series, A GOOD COP for NTD Television. After making a short film last year that was broadcast on the network NTD Television, David was asked to pitch them a series, which they liked and greenlit.
ScreenwritingU Alum Richard Willett has been hired by Producer Alex Azmi to co-author a screenplay based on his story of a day in the life of an immigrant woman who runs a hot dog stand. Producer Alex Azmi read his short script THE GAZEBO. After a conversation, Richard was hired! Richard stated, “The producer seemed
ScreenwritingU Alum A.J. Ferrara (ProSeries 18) has been hired by Little Studio Film to create a TV Series. L’America is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Joseph Orazi. Producer Alexia Melocchi reached out to A.J. about taking on the project. After reading the book, A.J. met with Joseph Orazi to share
ScreenwritingU Alum Kathryn Dahlstrom (ProSeries 19) was hired by Producer Mark Cramer to rewrite the script for the family comedy Magic Max. Mark Cramer was approached by Producer Gabrielle Evans Fields and Director James D. Fields of Silver Lining Pictures to rewrite their script. Mark immediately looked to Kathryn Dahlstrom for her expertise in developing
ScreenwritingU Alum Orlanda Szabo (ProSeries 19) has optioned her sci-fi screenplay DRY STORM to Producer Vassilis Kontodimas of Venturous Innovation Pictures, Inc. The project is currently in development. Also attached to the project is Director Brett Varvel and DP Raf Claes. Congratulations, Orlanda!
ScreenwritingU Alum Jason Lauer (ProSeries 58, MSC 8, BW TV 4) optioned his Spy/Thriller TV pilot to producer James Quince. He created the pitch bible, wrote the pilot, and marketed it to producers during ScreenwritingU’s six month program: Binge Worthy TV™ Bootcamp. Well done, Jason!
ScreenwritingU Alum Linda Freeman (ProSeries 65, MSC 11) had her screenplay optioned by an all-female, LA-based production company. The details of the project are still under wraps, but Linda is currently in the process of rewriting the screenplay based on her own true story. Linda marketed the script while in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program,