ALUMNI RECOGNIZED BY ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP

Alumni of The Screenplay Workshop with Jill Chamberlain have been recognized by the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. 

Alumna Louise Lynch is a 2017 semifinalist in both the Academy Nicholl Competition and Austin Film Festival with her screenplay God’s Law.

Previous alumni recognized by Academy Nicholl Competition include Rosaia Shepard who was a semifinalist with The City of N.O., Andrew Olson who was a quarterfinalist with The Bubblegum Killer, and Hannah Feller with her screenplay War Love, which made it to the semifinals of both the Academy Nicholls Competition and Austin Film Festival. Hannah has taken The Screenplay Workshop six times and has six scripts to show for it — and a Hollywood manager!  You may recall our previous announcement that another of her scripts, The Money Flight, had been optioned.

The Academy Nicholl Competition is awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the same organization that administers the Oscars) and is — hands down — the most prestigious screenwriting competition that there is.

 

AUSTIN CHRONICLE REVIEWS THE SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP WITH JILL CHAMBERLAIN

Austin Film Society invited Jill Chamberlain to present a special three-hour intensive at Austin Studios. Austin Chronicle sent a reporter, and here’s what she had to say about our signature method, the acclaimed Nutshell Technique:

“The Nutshell Technique aims to pinpoint the heart of the story and eliminate glitches and gaps, and judging from my experience in the three-hour intensive, it does exactly that…The clarity achieved in only three hours was remarkable. Weeks later, my ideas continue to churn, and I have already referred back to my Nutshell worksheet. I ought to laminate this thing.”

 

STUDENT’S SCREENPLAY OPTIONED

The Screenplay Workshop alumna Hannah Feller has had her fantastic action screenplay The Money Flight optioned! Hannah wrote The Money Flight during the Winter 2011 Master Class.

Hannah has taken the workshop six times, and she has six screenplays to show for it! She is also in active negotiations with two more of her screenplays (including one option proposal on the table). Hannah is represented by legendary Hollywood manager Marion Rosenberg.

 

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY REVIEWS US

Austin Film Society’s Slackerwood website sent a correspondent to sit in our story structure class and what did he say? “This class couldn’t have been more helpful” and “one of the more thought-provoking ways to analyze the structure of a screenplay.” Read the whole review