Screenwriting Workshops

ABOUT the program

The Moving Picture Institute offers virtual screenwriting workshops throughout the year. Led by our executive vice president, Erin O'Connor, these 13-week "virtual" workshops enable screenwriters to hone their craft by workshopping their original scripts in a supportive and high-level setting. Each screenwriter receives a small fellowship stipend. 

Our 2018 workshops are:

  • Documentary Storytelling // January–April

  • Writing the "Calling Card" Short Film // April–July

  • Concept Development // July–October

  • Pilot // September–December

  • Revision // October–January

In 2018, we will also offer a four-day comedy residency in New York. More information forthcoming.

apply to the program

We consider screenwriting workshop applications on a rolling basis. Heed the deadlines below, and indicate in your application the workshop(s) for which you
are applying.

Due to the high volume of applications for limited spaces, we are unable to contact everyone who has applied. We will reach out to you if you’ve advanced beyond the initial stage. No calls please. We do not accept applications
by mail.


Documentary Storytelling // Closed
Short Film // Closed
Concept Development // Closed
Pilot // Closed
Revision // Closed

Worth every minute . . . Seeing how basic principles of screenwriting made an impact on each script was invaluable to my learning experience.
— Moving Picture Institute screenwriting fellow