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Screenwriting Camp

Update: June 17, 2016

Five-Day Screenwriting Workshop
June 27 to July 1, 2016

Limited to 16 students

Number of openings left: 4

Registration Form



Here is your chance to learn the craft of screen and television writing to see if you’re the next JJ Abrams, David Chase, Diablo Cody or Wes Anderson. 

At this one-week intensive script writing workshop, you'll learn the elements of storytelling, find your voice as a writer and create your own scripts, as well as learn what it takes to work as a team of writers to develop a television spec script of some of the hottest shows out there.  At the end of the course, you’ll have completed a short script, the tools to uncover the mysteries of storytelling, and a collection of exercises to jump-start your creativity.


Elise D’Haene is a novelist, screenwriter and editor. Among her screen credits, she was a writer on Disney’s The Little Mermaid II and penned several episodes of the Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries and Chromium Blue. She was a story editor for the NBC series Wind on Water and has written or co-written dozens of pilot scripts for Disney, FOX, FX, NBC and ABC, among others. She also wrote several feature films and was a writer on the feature Sunstorm. Her first novel, Licking our Wounds, won the Small Press Book Award at Book Expo in Chicago and she won the Hemingway Award for her short story, Married. D’Haene has two television series in development, Tell Me Everything and Luna Bay.

Molly Rice is a playwright, songwriter and experience designer who gravitates toward offbeat musicality, multigenre/ multimedia collaborations and site-specificity. Her plays have been developed and produced at New York City theaters like the Public, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick and the Women's Project, and regional and experimental theaters like ART (Cambridge), Montana Rep, Kitchen Dog and Salvage Vanguard. She’s been published by American Theater Magazine, Heinemann Press, Kenyon Review, Austin Chronicle, Play: A Journal and Indie Theater Now, and commissioned by NYU/Tisch Graduate Acting, Visible Theater, The Drilling Company and Montclair State University. Honors include International Women’s Playwriting Festival, New York Innovative Theater Awards (nomination), Brown’s Weston Prize For Graduate Playwriting. She is currently working on The Saints Tour, a site-specific play seen in Louisville, New York City and Pittsburgh, featuring scores of local artists, residents and community organizations. Molly has taught at Brown, Kenyon College, Marymount Manhattan, Montclair State, and Pace University. She received her M.F.A. in playwriting from Brown University in 2006.

Who's Eligible: Students entering grades 9 through 12 and high school graduates.  


Tuition (full payment due by Monday, June 3)

$ 600 - includes lunch buffet
$ 950 - *Resident students, room, board and tuition (three meals per day).

*Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus.

  • Copy of Final Draft 9 screenwriting software for students who bring a laptop


Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m.

Registration Form - A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required with registration to reserve your spot.

Participation Agreement (All registered students will need to complete the participation agreement)

Syllabus - Screenwriting Camp

Refund Policy:

  • Withdraw before June 3: $100 non-refundable
  • Withdraw from June 3 to June 10: $150 non refundable - 75% of tuition refundable.
  • Withdraw from June 11 to June 18: $240 non-refundable - 60% of tuition refundable.
  • Withdraw after June 18: $300 non-refundable - 50% of tuition refundable.

For more information contact us at: 412-392-3456 or mshahen@pointpark.edu