Writing for Film: The Beginning of Your Screenplay

This workshop will get you started on that movie idea you've always had. We'll discuss the importance of getting your idea down to one or two beautifully constructed sentences and forming the template to house every brilliant scene. Participants will come out of the workshop with a 30 second movie 'pitch,' basic knowledge of 3-Act structure, and an opening scene for their film.

Maggie Calton is a screenwriter and educator with a southern lilt. Her screenwriting journey started with a degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin's MFA Screenwriting Program, where she honed her craft with five other writers, taught undergraduate writing courses, and ate tacos. Her screenplays have been finalists with Screencraft, The Nashville Film Festival, the Creative World Awards, and Script Pipeline. Her feature script,  Spirit Lead,  won the Atlanta Film Festival's 2018 screenwriting contest. Comedy or drama, Maggie loves crafting stories about the bible belt, punk-y teens, and ladies who lead. She is currently represented by 831 Entertainment in Los Angeles.

Maggie Calton is a screenwriter and educator with a southern lilt. Her screenwriting journey started with a degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin's MFA Screenwriting Program, where she honed her craft with five other writers, taught undergraduate writing courses, and ate tacos. Her screenplays have been finalists with Screencraft, The Nashville Film Festival, the Creative World Awards, and Script Pipeline. Her feature script, Spirit Lead, won the Atlanta Film Festival's 2018 screenwriting contest. Comedy or drama, Maggie loves crafting stories about the bible belt, punk-y teens, and ladies who lead. She is currently represented by 831 Entertainment in Los Angeles.