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.
Week #1 - Writers will submit concept, logline, character breakdowns, and outline prior to the first week's class for this exec to review. Your exec will give verbal feedback this week.
Week #2 - Writers will submit their revised outline prior to this week and this exec 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 this exec 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 this exec to review and give verbal feedback on in this class!
Daniel Seco previously served as a motion picture literary coordinator at Writ Large and an assistant for a motion picture literary agent at CAA before joining Schemers Entertainment as a literary manager in 2018. He also worked at Resolution where he started as an intern before working in the mailroom, as a floater, and in the motion picture department for a talent and literary agent. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Seco worked as a sports journalist and special education teacher. He is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Florida. Schemers Entertainment is a full-service production and management company founded by producer/manager Gavin Dorman. Schemers represents a diverse slate of writer, director, and producer clients whose award-winning works have appeared at numerous film festivals - including Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW - and have been financed, produced, and/or distributed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Blumhouse, Netflix, and Hulu. Schemers prides itself on molding up-and-coming talent and helping them transition into the studio world. Prior to launching Schemers, Dorman honed his craft as a development executive at Vertigo Entertainment, where he helped shape a number of the company's biggest studio hits including THE LEGO MOVIE, IT, and DEATH NOTE. Overseeing the "Dare to Scare" competition on behalf of Schemers is Daniel Seco, who joined the company as a literary manager in 2018 after cutting his teeth at several agencies, management, and production companies including CAA, Writ Large, and Netflix.
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 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.
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.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!