Submitting to Screenplay Competitions? Join Our Write Night!

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 […]

The Fork in the Road: Self vs. Traditional Publishing—Which Route to Take and How to Do It Right

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, […]

Report: Script To Screen Panel With Oscar Nominee & Hollywood Heavyweights

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 […]

Member Highlights: Sundance Labs, The Best of Enemies, 90210 Story & More!

We already knew our members were amazing, but here’s some irrefutable proof of our members’ accomplishments from the outside world! ROBIN BISELL has started production on his directorial debut “The Best of Enemies,” which he also wrote! Empire’s Taraji P. Henson is slated to star, with show creator Danny Strong and Tobey’s Maguire’s Material producing. The […]

Report: Free Story Structure Workshop With Alan Watt

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 […]