Screenplay Incubator - Develop Something New with Jed Mellick

Producer/Co-Founder @ Jemstone Prductions
Saturday 6/20, 6/27, 7/18 & 7/25 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm 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 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!


About Your Host

Jed Mellick started his Film and TV career working for Chris Bender and JC Spink at their company Benderspink. There he learned both the management and producing side of the business, how to develop scripts and work with writers to create compelling story. While at Benderspink, Jed discovered and developed the script for the first feature he produced 4TH MAN OUT, starring Evan Todd, Parker Young, Chord Overstreet and Kate Flannery, which enjoyed a robust festival life garnering several awards and is currently available on Netflix. Jed then co-founded Jemstone Productions and went on to produce the film ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS. This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars Molly Ringwalk, Brian d’Arcy James, Jemima Kirke, Brendan Meyer, Sam McCarthy and Harley Quinn Smith and can be seen on Amazon Prime. Jed and his company are currently in development on several projects across Film and TV and love working with new and diverse voices. Jed Mellick graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication Studies and has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, the career he pursued in preparation for moving to Los Angeles.

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.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • All Budgets

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