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Pressure Track is a 6-week program designed to put you through the process and hold you accountable each week so that at the end of the program, each writer has a completed first draft of a brand new screenplay!
You will learn from 3 different executives over the course of the 6 sessions who will provide email guidance in advance of the session and will deliver a mini-lecture at the start of each session before moving on to personalized feedback on submitted material for each writer.
Andrew will take the reins first and guide you through concepts, characters, and outlines. He will make sure that your foundations are solid before prepping you to write your first 10 pages, which will set the stage for…
Justin to come in and guide you through your first act! For each of the three weeks, Justin will read the subsequent 10 pages and give you personalized feedback on your pages thus far. Justin will make sure that you have a good starting point with all the important elements in place for you to launch into your second act before he passes the baton to…
Justine, who will be your host for the Live Reads! Each of you will turn in the first 15 pages of your script to be read by trained actors in an online table read. After hearing each script, Justine will give you personalized feedback on how you might begin polishing/tightening your pages.
Andrew Kersey is a Los Angeles manager who represents writers and directors. Formerly he was with the management/production firm 3 Arts Entertainment and a Universal based production company. Kersey's clients have sold projects to various studios including Universal, Fox, Dreamworks, New Line, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros. and Ivan Reitman's company, Montecito. In television, Kersey's clients have projects at the Disney Channel, Fox and Nickelodeon.
Justin Ross was born and raised in the Midwest. He began his film career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, working on spec for director Maguy Cohen (12 YEARS A SLAVE; GHOST PROTOCOL, second unit direction). Mr. Ross moved to New York where he joined Intrinsic Value Films first as a script reader and shortly thereafter as Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including prolific producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and Sir Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions as well as the estates of authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick to name two. Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals (the recently formed production arm of international talent management company, Bohemia Group) as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016. He lives in Los Angeles and continues to write, connecting his two passions: good people and great stories. In 2018, Bohemia produced its first feature, A DARK PLACE, named "Best Thriller" at the 2018 Manhattan Film Festival among other accolades.
Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation 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.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!