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Please note: 2019 registration is closed. Information and registration for 2020 coming soon.

Update: April 18, 2019

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


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.

Tuition (full payment due by Monday, June 3)

Commuters - $550 - includes lunch buffet and Final Draft 11 software for those students who bring a laptop.

Resident Students - $998- includes three meal plan per day plusFinal Draft 11 software for those students who bring a laptop.

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

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 $50 dollars is required with registration to secure your spot.

Participation Agreement - All registered students will need to complete the participation agreement.

Syllabus - Screenwriting Camp

Refund Policy:

  • Withdraw before June 2: $100 non-refundable
  • Withdraw from June 3 to June 10: $150 non refundable
  • Withdraw from June 11 to June 18: $250 non-refundable
  • Withdraw from June 18 to June 24: $300 non-refundable
  • Withdraw during the program - No refund - A credit certificate can be issued with a doctor's excuse. 


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 whose work  gravitates toward unusual collaborations, offbeat musicality and site-specific attempts at enchantment. Her projects have been developed/ produced in NYC (the Public, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick, Women’s Project, NYTW, HERE, NYU/ Tisch, New Georges, Soho Rep) and nationally (American Repertory Theater, Montana Rep, Kitchen Dog Theater, Hangar Theater, Salvage Vanguard, Trinity Rep, Bricolage Production Company). Her work has been published by American Theater Magazine, Kenyon Review, Heinemann Press, Clarkson Potter Press, Indie Theater Now,, and Play: A Journal, and she’s enjoyed residencies at Tofte Lake, Pilot Balloon Church House, Voice and Vision, Hangar Theater, Missoula Colony, Yale/ P73 Residency, America-In-Play, Bartlett Island Retreat, and Women’s Project Lab. Molly earned her MFA from Brown University and has taught at Brown, Kenyon College, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State, and Pace University, where she created the curriculum for a multi-genre BA Program entitled “21st Century Storytelling: Writing for Theater, Film and New Media”. She now teaches in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and in the new Point Park University Writing for Stage and Screen MFA, for which she helps to develop the curriculum.


For more information, contact us at: 412-392-3456 or

or mail your registration to: Point Park Community Classes - 201 Wood St - Pittsburgh, PA 15222