Mastering Writing Assignments & Public Domain Adaptations: 4-Week Class Starts Sun 8/5

Starts Sunday 8/5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PT and meets Online via Virtual Classroom every Sunday for 4 weeks
Taught by Zac Allard (Creative Executive, Exile Entertainment)

Fun Fact: The last two films to sweep the Oscars were directed and written by clients of Exile Entertainment!

Have you wondered what you would do if given a writing assignment? For instance, if you were tasked with adapting and re-telling a Grimm Fairy Tale, or a historical event, or a piece of classic literature, how would you go about doing it?

Don’t be unprepared! Take this four-week class and go through the process of developing your own take and interpretation of public domain material. You won’t only come out of the class with valuable skills for future writing assignments but with a strong piece of work all your own!

In This Four Week Class, You Will Learn:

  • The ins and outs of the development process 
  • How to find your way into a story 
  • How to prepare professional treatments, proposals, and outlines 
  • How to incorporate development notes    

**At the conclusion of the four weeks, each writer will have the opportunity to participate in a pitch roundtable with two industry executives specializing in IP (Intellectual-Property) based material! 

Leave this class with a treatment/proposal, outline, and the first 10+ pages of your new IP (Intellectual Property)-based project!
    About Your Instructor:

    Zac Allard is the Creative Executive of Exile Entertainment. Zac has extensive experience working at numerous production companies and was one of the early readers on The Black List. Exile Entertainment represents Academy Award-winning writer/directors Guillermo Del Toro (SHAPE OF WATER), Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND) and Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK).

    Zac has a master’s degree in English from Georgetown and has worked to develop/edit with screenwriters and novelists and playwrights. In addition to his work in film and TV, he has published both creative and critical writing in a variety of journals and magazines. He’s repped by Folio Literary Management.