"You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you're a writer."
- Paul Haggis

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Sunday, Jan 14 - 28 @ 1 - 2/2:30 PM

Duration : 3 weeks

Fee : $250

SKYPE ATTENDANCE APPROVED FOR ELIGIBLE OUT-OF-TOWN & INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. To learn more : nextactorstudio@gmail.com or call 713 532 2867

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January 2018 will kick off with the screening of two shorts by our screenwriting Students. Denka Wangdi's LUCKY NOW and Harinath V.'s WHO AM I? will be screened at our FIRST CUT events before the makers send them to the festivals around the globe.

Screenwriting Students Jose Garcia collaborates with his filmmaking classmates JR, Peter and Courtney to make a short film based on his script "The Other Room". Casting in session for a shoot in September by this group.

Learn to write visually and create a script from scratch. Structure your acts, dialogues and transitions. Take home your bullet points and author your screenplay.

Students can read out their scenes in class for inputs from teachers and other students. Upon finishing, they can hold a read-through of their entire script if they wish.
Several of our screenwriting students have collaborated with acting students to create a film out of their creative work and have received awards at film festivals, both in Houston and internationally.

Award-winning Movies made by our students include :
Sex, Marriage and Infidelity starring Shannon Tweed, Sophie Simmons, Charlie O'Connell.
Created Equal by Thada Catalon starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Aaron Tveit
Mother's Milk by Kevin West
A Curry on an American Plate starring Rick Fox, Charlie O'Connell, co-written by Instructor Trisha Ray
Esther Lum won Platinum Remi for her screenplay 'Kidnapped in Kathmandu' at the 2017 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.