Screenplay Incubator - Develop Something New with Janet Jeffries

Development Executive @ Lawrence Bender Productions
Thursdays 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 & 8/13 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Do you feel like you have a whole host of ideas rattling around in your head but have no idea which one to focus on? Do you want guidance and advice as you prepare something new? Do you want a weekly meeting with tailored assignments to hold you accountable as you develop your next project?

If you said yes to any of these, then an Incubator is just what the doctor ordered! This brand new, four-week class will put you through your development paces and ensure that you get writing on the best foot possible.

This Class Will Cover:

  • Story structure
  • Keeping conflict interesting and escalating
  • Crafting satisfying character arcs
  • And more! 

Class Structure:

Week #1 - Writers will submit concept, logline, character breakdowns, and outline prior to the first week's class for Janet to review. Janet will give verbal feedback this week.

Week #2 - Writers will submit their revised outline prior to this week and Janet will make sure each writer's outline is structurally sound by giving another round of notes to fine tune.

Week #3 - Writers will submit the first act for Janet to give feedback on in this class.

Week #4 - Writers will submit a revised act one and as many pages as they can write prior to this week's class for Janet to review and give verbal feedback on in this class!

About Your Host

Janet Jeffries has worked for over a decade with film and television producers Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. Lawrence Bender Productions focuses on developing and packaging independent feature films to take out to secure financing and studio distribution. Some of the films produced are GRETA, HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE, TRUMBO, GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Upcoming is a period western called THE HARDER THEY FALL that Netflix is financing and will distribute.

Bender/Brown is LBP's television company with projects in development with various streaming and premium cable networks. In television, the company gravitates toward limited or mini-series and one-hour formats for premium cable and streaming services. Television series produced include SEVEN SECONDS, FLESH AND BONE, and currently the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

Janet is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.

Online Classes

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Budgets to $30MM

TV
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
TV Formats
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Books

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