The Hatchery Starts Screenwriting Master Class Series!

The Hatchery Press is excited to launch a 2016 Screenwriting Master Class Series, presented by ScreenCraft. Join us for an in-depth, intimate lecture series where accomplished writers and experts dig deep into the specifics of the craft and the business of our field.

We have two incredibly exciting speakers lined up for January:

Genre Writing With Michael Colleary & Mike Werb

How do you craft compelling villains? How do you write action sequences? Join writing team Michael Colleary & Mike Werb (Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Face/Off, Extant) as they answer these questions and break down structure, style, and techniques of writing great genre. This event will be filmed.

WHEN: Thursday Jan 14, 730-930PM
PRICE: $25 for members, $40 general public

Ellen Sandler on Writing the TV Pilot

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How can writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Emmy nominated producer of Everybody Loves Raymond and author of The TV Writer’s Workbook Ellen Sandler will discuss all this and share useful strategies during the second instalment of our Master Class Series! This event will be filmed.

WHEN: Thursday Jan 28, 730-930PM
PRICE:  $20 

Each class will consist of an hourlong lecture, followed by interactive Q&A from the audience. Because audiences will be small, the Master Class series offers you a rare and invaluable opportunity: to learn from and converse with successful professionals in a small group format.

Due to the intimate nature of the series, seating will be particularly limited. Please plan accordingly and get tickets in advance. This event will be filmed.

More About Our Speakers:

Ellen Sandler

Ellen Sandler is a leading TV writing expert, career coach, Emmy-nominated Co-Executive Producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, and veteran writer/producer of hit television shows including Coach and The War at Home. Boasting a long and successful career in television, Ellen is the ideal teacher for the writer who wants to break into television and the entertainment industry. In this Master Class, Ellen focusing on writing a TV pilot and offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series.

Writing team Michael Colleary & Mike Werb

Mike Werb is a native Los Angeleno, writer of The Mask, nominating-committee member of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and is currently working on Unnatural History — a live-action-adventure series for Warner Horizon and the Cartoon Network.

Micheal Colleary has been a professional screenwriter, television writer and film producer for more than 20 years. Having graduated from UCLA’s masters screenwriting program, he is now one of its most popular professors.

The “Two Mikes” have been successfully writing together as a team for 15 years. The duo won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for Face/Off in 1997, an Oscar-nominated film the New York Times lauded as “one of the 1,000 greatest movies of all time.” They’ve also worked as script doctors and punch writers on scripts from Stephen Kings’ Pet Sematary to Collateral Damage.  21st century accomplishments include being one of six credited screenwriters on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, and the WB’s flashy flop TV series Tarzan starring Travis Fimmel’s abs. Werb and Colleary worked intimately with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Collateral Damage, his last major motion picture before becoming Governor of California.

More About ScreenCraft

ScreenCraft is the fastest-growing screenwriter services and talent discovery platform, with a base of over 70,000 and monthly blog views of over 250,000. With alliances with the Huffington Post, Bahamas Film Festival, and the multi-day Nashville Writers Conference to be held April 2016 at the Nashville Film Festival 2016 it is a trusted and wide-reaching resource for screenwriters worldwide.