Feature Screenplay Workshop

April–May 2024

This intimate (maximum 6 writers) workshop, taught by Sundance-winning filmmaker and story consultant Shuchi Talati, offers a supportive environment where we'll focus on uncovering and deepening your voice, character building, story development, conflict enhancement, and more. It's suitable for writers who are at any stage of developing their screenplay. Outlines, early drafts, or advanced drafts are all welcome.

Writers will be required to attend all 6 meetings, as well as meet regular deadlines to submit new pages and to read their peers’ work.

Here's what you can expect:
  • Individual attention given to each student and their story (See testimonials about Shuchi's past work.)
  • A safe space in which to take creative risks
  • Keen attention to your authentic filmmaking voice and intentions
  • Clear and actionable feedback that leaves you energized
  • A director-producer’s eye towards getting the project made
  • A feminist and racial justice lens on storytelling
  • Realistic but aggressive draft deadlines
  • An expanded writer’s toolkit.

Workshops sell out quickly, so applying ASAP is recommended.

Meetings: Classes meet once a week for six weeks, on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. Eastern Time, via Zoom.

Schedule: This workshop begins on Monday, April 15.  The class dates are April 15, 24 (note: this is a Wednesday), 29, and May 6, 13 and 20.

Cost: $625.

Application: Apply here by EOD April 6. Accepted students will be notified by April 8, and payment is due via Venmo or Zelle by April 10 to retain their slot. 
Testimonials for Shuchi

“Shuchi is one of the most insightful, brilliant filmmakers I know. Her feedback was invaluable in the script revision and post-production process of The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, as well as for previous films. After her notes, I have come away with new ideas to try and energized by her fresh perspective/out of the box thinking. Having been in workshops (Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Berlinale Script Station) with her for years, I have seen over and over how transformative her feedback is for so many projects. She is also an incredible listener and thinks about what a project or a script is aiming to accomplish, and discusses the project within that framework.”

— Joanna Arnow | Director, The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed (Cannes, TIFF)

“Shuchi is a great friend and a brilliant script consultant. I have known her for seven years, and whether I need help with brainstorming, outlining, rewriting, or polishing my script, Shuchi has been there for me. She knows how to craft compelling stories with strong characters and engaging dialogue. She is also frank and constructive in her feedback. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything, but offers solutions to fix the problems. She is the best person to collaborate with if you want to make your script stand out.”

— Deepak Rauniyar | Director, White Sun (Venice, TIFF)

“Shuchi gives the BEST feedback. Like really the best, actionable notes relayed in a clear, kind, and supportive way. It’s obvious that she’s focused on helping you figure out the best way to realize your vision and guiding you on that journey. After a short conversation, I can clearly see what a sequence needs to do and am actually excited to jump back into the edit to make those changes. These conversations have been vital to my work and breathed new life into projects.”

— Jeremy Levine | Director, The Panola Project (Sundance)

“Shuchi Talati’s feedback has transformed my film projects through her brilliant and thoughtful analyses of plot, structure, character, pacing and more. Her ability to ask the right questions, to encourage experimentation, and to see the forest through the trees is unparalleled. The energy and love that Shuchi brings to creative problem-solving is a gift, a delight, and a necessity.”

— Martha Shane | Director, After Tiller (Emmy winner, Sundance)
Cancellation Policy: Plans change sometimes—that’s totally understandable. If you need to cancel your enrollment after paying, you may do so up to 7 days before the first class of the session, incurring a 50% cancellation fee. No cancellations, credits, or refunds are available 7 days or fewer before the first class of the session, nor once the session has started. No credits or refunds will be issued for any missed classes.
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