Thursday, July 30, 2009
New Programs Brewing at Act One!
For Immediate Release July 30th, 2009
ACT ONE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2010**Writing Program Info Night Sept. 2nd at 8 pm****RSVP at 323-464-0815 orAfter 10 years of principally Summer programs, Act One is pleased to announce several new training formats for
aspiring Hollywood screenwriters.
Starting in January, 2010 Act One will be launching these NEW writing programs:
Writing Program Certificate: Writing for Screen and Television
Dates: January 4, 2010 – March 27, 2011 | Applications due: October 1, 2009
June 21, 2010 – August 27, 2011 | Applications due: April 1, 2010
The 14-month certificate program provides students a strong foundation in writing for screen and television, and
prepares them for advanced alumni programs, such as Act Two, Act Three and Advanced TV Track. Students in the
14-month program will write two full-length scripts under the mentorship of professional writers.
Certificate programs are offered in the following order:
Feature Writing Track: TV Writing Track:
Writing Seminar (2 weeks*) Writing Seminar (2 weeks*)
Writing Workshop (8 weeks**) Writing Workshop (8 weeks**)
Writers’ Spiritual Journey (14 months***) Writers’ Spiritual Journey (14 months***)
Writing Group Mentoring (6 months***) TV Spec Script Writing I (6 months***)
Individual Mentoring (6 months***) TV Spec Script Writing II (6 months***)
* These classes meet during a two-week retreat, with students in class “all day and night”
** These classes meet on 8 consecutive Saturdays, to allow students to work a full-time job
*** These classes meet on weeknights or weekends to allow students to work a full-time job
In addition to the 14-month certificate program (see above), incoming students and Act One alumni may also take the
following courses individually or, “a la carte” as opposed to consecutively as part of the 14-month Certificate Program.
Please see www.actoneprogram.com for more information.
Writing Seminar for Screen and Television
Dates: January 4 -16, 2010 | Applications due: October 1, 2009
June 21 – July 3, 2010 | Applications due: April 1, 2010
Developed over ten years of training aspiring writers for mainstream film and television, the Writing Seminar
is Act One’s flagship program previously offered only in a 4-week format now offered in a two-week retreat
where students hear from writers and industry professionals, who literally step off studio lots to teach.
The Writing Seminar grounds students in the Act One values of artistry, professionalism, meaning, and spirituality.
It includes over 100 hours of instruction in both the craft of screen and television writing and the spiritual journey
of a Christian writer. Writing Seminar pricing includes all fees, as well as room and board.
While it is highly recommended to continue taking Act One courses, the Writing Seminar is designed to allow students
outside of the Los Angeles area to partake in the Act One experience, and opens the door to other alumni opportunities.
Alumni of the Writing Seminar are eligible to take additional Act One courses and are granted entry into the Act One
Alumni Association, which provides a wealth of resources and networking.
Writing Workshop for Screen and Television
Dates: January 23 – March 28, 2010 (Meets on Saturdays)
July 10 – August 28, 2010 (Meets on Saturdays)
Students who can spend ten weeks in Hollywood are encouraged to also take the 8-week Saturday
Writing Workshop immediately following the Seminar for a hands-on writing experience. The Writing
Workshop is a series of rigorous exercises designed to prepare students to write a full length script.
(The 2-week Writing Seminar is a Prerequisite for this Writing Workshop.)
Writing Group Mentoring: Small Group Mentoring for Screenwriters
Dates: March 29 – August 28, 2010 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
Sept. 13, 2010 – March 12, 2011 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
Act One now offers improved mentoring programs designed to support students through the entire process
of writing a full-length script. Current students and Writing Program alumni are encouraged to take this
course immediately following the Writing Workshop. Online programs may be available- contact Act One for
more details. (The 2-week Writing Seminar and the 8-week Writing Workshop are Prerequisites for taking this
Small Group Mentoring class)
TV Spec Script Writing 1: Small Group Mentoring for Television Writing
Dates: March 29 – July 15, 2010 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
Sept. 13, 2010 – February 15, 2011 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
The TV Track simulates a real writer’s room and mentors students through a full length half- hour (comedy)
or hour (drama) spec script. (The 2-week Writing Seminar and the 8-week Writing Workshop are Prerequisites
for taking this Small Group Mentoring class)
The Writer’s Spiritual Journey: Spiritual Formation Community for Screen & TV Writers
Dates: January 23, 2009 – February 15, 2010 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
July 10, 2010 – August 25, 2011 (Meets bi-weekly, during nights or weekends)
A 14 month tutorial in developing an individualized road map toward spiritual vitality in one of the most spiritually
challenging environments on earth. Through classroom instruction, small group interaction, and personalized
spiritual direction, students are challenged to grow in the spiritual disciplines of solitude, community and artistry
in order to live lives of personal holiness so that through their lives and work they may be witnesses of Christ and
the Truth to their fellow artists and to the global culture. (The 2-week Writing Seminar is a Prerequisite for Writer’s
For more information, fee schedules and FAQS, please visit our website at www.actoneprogram.com.