Planning on submitting for the regular deadlines of The Nicholl Fellowship, The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition or the Sundance Labs? Still ironing out some last minute details? Tired of slaving away in solitude? Fear not, we have your back! To motivate and support budding screenwriters we’re organizing our second annual Write Night: a night of power […]
Poetry, drinks, performances, atmospheric light: We should use prose to describe the magical launch of Hatcher/poet/rockstar Derrick C. Brown’s latest book How The Body Works The Dark at The Hatchery, but since you’re only one click away from checking The Ten Best Dressed Celebrity Toddlers, we’ll let pictures do the talking.
There is a decision every author must make: whether to self-publish or try to get a “book deal” from a traditional publisher. If you are writing a book and unsure of the road ahead, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn what the self-publishing and traditional publishing paths entail, the pros and cons of each, […]
Come out of the woodshed and meet your fellow writers, mingle and be inspired by a short evening of poetry, prose, booze and book raffles. Featuring Author Brendan Constantine (Red Hen Press- Dementia My Darling, Birthday Girl with Possum),Poet Derrick Brown (Our Poison Horse, Strange Light) and a short open mic by your fellow Hatchery […]
The Nicholl Fellowship, The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, the Sundance Labs, the Independent Film Labs: Deadline Season is upon us… Whether you’re planning to knock out your screenplay in time for competition deadlines or just want to do a night of hardcore writing, let us make it fun for you! Join The Hatchery Press […]
Last month, just before Los Angeles’ mass exodus for the Holidays started, The Hatchery hosted “Script To Screen: The Business of Screenwriting & Development“- an exclusive panel featuring UTA Literary Agent Jon Huddle, Oscar Nominated producer Alix Madigan, SVP at HBO Programming Nora Skinner, Anonymous Content President and producer Paul Green and Silver Lining Entertainment Manager Jack Kingsrud. We may as well have […]
Founder of L.A. Writers’ Lab and author of The 90-Day Novel and The 90-Day Screenplay Alan Watt gave a free story structure workshop last weekend! Typically taught by story analysts who deconstruct plots of classic books and movies, Al Watt stayed away from formulas. Instead he focused helping writers understand what they want to express and connecting to the […]
Our collaboration with Ms. In the Biz for a Thriving in Hollywood Panel was a great success. Over 70 people came out, and left the evening inspired and empowered. View pictures of the event or watch the whole panel for yourself below!
James has been a writer for as long as he has been a musician. On the break-up of the Nipple Erectors, he commenced writing a novel and attended writers’ programs in the United Kingdom at the City Literary Institute and the Arvon Foundation. Throughout his musical career he has kept copious diaries and continues to […]
You’re cordially invited to our grand opening event on Thursday April 16 from 5-8pm. Exclusive to the grand opening, Christina McDowell will be reading from her new book, After Perfect. This unflinching memoir is a brutally honest, cautionary tale about one family’s destruction in the wake of the Wall Street implosion. McDowell famously wrote an open letter to the makers of The Wolf […]