Hosts

Our script and screenwriting workshops are hosted by professional writers, executives and managers who bring their years of experience to aspiring screenwriters. Our hosts have worked in various capacities as writers, producers, and story editors with the likes of FOX, Sony, Netflix, CBS, Nickelodeon and many more.

Adam Rejwan

Adam Rejwan

Adam Rejwan, a former associate of Damon Lindelof, Josh Appelbaum, and André Nemec. Adam broke into the business by working on TOMORROWLAND, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and THE LEFTOVERS. With

Mando Alvarado

Mando Alvarado

MANDO ALVARADO is on the writing staff for GREENLEAF for OWN and is a co-producer for Netflix's SEVEN SECONDS. He's an actor turned playwright and has had his plays produced Off Broadway and

Tanner Bean

Tanner Bean

TANNER BEAN & KATIE MATHEWSON are an unlikely writing team – Tanner is a former Sunset Strip performing rock guitarist and Katie is a gay motorcycle enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. Together,

Katie Mathewson

Katie Mathewson

KATIE MATHEWSON & TANNER BEAN are an unlikely writing team – Katie is a gay motorcycle enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest and Tanner is a former Sunset Strip performing rock guitarist. Together,

Jake Emanuel

Jake Emanuel

JAKE EMANUEL met WILLIE BLOCK at Emerson College where they began to collaborate on short films together. After graduation, they moved to Los Angeles and were hired to adapt THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE

Willie Block

Willie Block

WILLIE BLOCK met JAKE EMANUEL at Emerson College where they began to collaborate on short films together. After graduation, they moved to Los Angeles and were hired to adapt THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE

Nathan Chetty

Nathan Chetty

NATHAN CHETTY is currently an Executive Story Editor on Netflix's The Ranch. Previously he was a Staff Writer on TWO AND A HALF MEN, where he was unprecedentedly promoted mid-season after being a

Zachary Donohue

Zachary Donohue

ZACHARY DONOHUE attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he honed his screenwriting craft. In 2011, he wrote a horror feature entitled THE DEN while interning at Gold Circle FIlms. The script was

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

ERIN DONOVAN came to writing via acting—training at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART, and has no reasonable explanation for any of that. She’s currently collaborating with Bruno Heller on a

Robert D. Doty

Robert D. Doty

ROBERT D. DOTY moved from Texas to Los Angeles in 2012. On nights and weekends, he developed his material. During the day, he worked as a PA, Producer’s Assistant, and Writers’ Assistant on every

Isabelle Esposito

Isabelle Esposito

ISABELLE ESPOSITO is a native New Yorker and was most recently staffed on THE GREAT INDOORS (CBS). During the previous five years, she worked in various capacities on the Fox lot and accepted the

Anayat Wayne Fakhraie

Anayat Wayne Fakhraie

Attending the American Film Institute, ANAYAT WAYNE FAKHRAIE has written alongside Oscar-winner David Franzoni, optioned a pilot to Amazon Studios and developed original material with Charlize

Stuart Friedel

Stuart Friedel

STUART FRIEDEL is a writer, and the producer of the first 259 episodes of the SCRIPTNOTES podcast with John August and Craig Mazin. Before that, he was an assistant in original series development at

Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

DANIEL STEWART is a former mathematician and Minnesota native. He started writing with NOAH GRIFFITH after they both moved to California. They have written for Stephen King's THE MIST for Spike /

Noah Griffith

Noah Griffith

NOAH GRIFFITH, a former composer and Minnesota native. He started writing with DANIEL STEWART when they moved to California. They are currently in development on both Sci-Fi and Thriller features and

Sarah H. Haught

Sarah H. Haught

A native of Chicago, SARAH H. HAUGHT is a writer and director currently residing in Los Angeles. She has an extensive body of work as a playwright in New York, including Eternal Spring, which was

J. Holtham

J. Holtham

J. HOLTHAM is a screenwriter, retired playwright and blogger. He was a staff writer for the Fox Network show, PITCH ​and was a 2016 Humanitas New Voices Fellow. His screenplay Killers Anonymous was

Zac Hug

Zac Hug

ZAC HUG is a television writer, playwright and essayist who was born on an apple farm in Ohio. With a BFA in Theatre from NYU, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia,

Andy Jones

Andy Jones

ANDY JONES, along with his writing partner Adam Weinstock, has sold a comedy feature set in the music festival world to 20th Century Fox and optioned a coming-of-age comedy feature to Anonymous

Luisa Leschin

Luisa Leschin

LUISA LESCHIN has participated in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. As a writer, Luisa co-wrote the highly successful play LATINS ANONYMOUS, which to date has received over

Chris Erric Maddox

Chris Erric Maddox

CHRIS ERRIC MADDOX is currently on the writing staff of BULL for CBS. His writing interests vary as exemplified by his pilots including, CITY OF LIGHT, a murder mystery implicating expatriates in

David Matillo

David Matillo

DAVID MATILLO studied theater, writing, and directing at Indiana University before moving to Los Angeles in 2006. After a couple years of trying to figure out which path to take, he sat down to write

Lauren Otero

Lauren Otero

LAUREN OTERO is a Mexican/Jewish comedy writer who uses her voice to explore identity, race, and gender. Upon graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Sociology,

Katherine (Kay) Oyegun

Katherine (Kay) Oyegun

KATHERINE (KAY) OYEGUN is a drama writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently staffed on the NBC series THIS IS US and was recently hired to write the ANGELA

Noel Davis Poyner

Noel Davis Poyner

NOEL DAVIS POYNER made the pilgrimage from Jersey to LA 8 years ago, brilliantly-timed at the pinnacle of the recession. With a thousand dollars, zero contacts, and his feature spec, Clockwise, he

Jason Shapiro

Jason Shapiro

JASON SHAPIRO is a writer/performer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s written for BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS, FUNNY OR DIE, BILLY ON THE STREET, Syfy's REACTOR, SCREAM TEAM, SPIKE

Aurin Squire

Aurin Squire

AURIN SQUIRE is a story editor on THIS IS US and was a staff writer on CBS's BRAINDEAD. He has worked as a journalist, filmmaker, and web producer. In 2015 he graduated from Juilliard's playwriting

Daniel Talbott

Daniel Talbott

DANIEL TALBOTT is currently a staff writer for The Weinstein Company and Spike TV on THE MIST, based on the Stephen King novella, and in development with Jim Parsons’ company That’s Wonderful

Maxwell Theodore Vivian

Maxwell Theodore Vivian

MAXWELL THEODORE VIVIAN is currently the Story Editor on Audience Network's HIT THE ROAD starring Jason Alexander. Previously, he's written for Disney XD, Maker Studios, and directed his own web