Instructor: Juliana Roth

This workshop will be virtual. Online meeting information will be provided upon registration. When registering, please select any date and purchase a ticket for that date; this will grant you access to the entire 4-week workshop.

Four Mondays: February 21, 28 and March 7, 14

6 – 9 pm EST

$240 General; $40 Camden residents

Instructor: Juliana Roth 


A strong screenplay is just one piece of finished film. This course gives students the technical skills to write a script meant for the screen, but also considers the future team who will bring the story to life. In this four part series, students will go through the development process for one idea they have for film, tv, or new media. The series begins with students pitching ideas to the room and selecting the strongest one. Then, we will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling and formatting a script using our chosen ideas. Over the following sessions, participating writers will experiment with dramatic structures for their stories, workshop dialogue, and ask essential questions about their characters’ actions. This screenwriting series invites students to think visually: What can film as a medium uniquely communicate? How do we make precious screen time count? Writers will leave with a plan for the next steps for their scripts, tools for submitting to contests, and a fundamental understanding of the many working parts of a screenplay.
About the instructor: 

Juliana earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Rutgers University – Camden where she organized the Writers House Film Series and taught creative writing, environmental writing, and composition courses. She was twice nominated for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology and was a 2019 Publishing Fellow with the Los Angeles Review of Books at the University of Southern California. Essays, poetry, and stories by Juliana have appeared or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Entropy, The Breakwater Review, Irish Pages, The Atticus Review, Reckoning, The Establishment, Yemassee, among other publications. She was selected as a 2020 VIDA Fellow with Sundress Publications for her fiction and shortlisted by Rob Doyle for the Red Line Book Festival’s 2020 TU Dublin Short Story Competition.

She created the award-winning narrative web series, The University, which follows the bureaucratic failures of a university in the aftermath of a sexual assault on campus. The series asks: what does justice look like for survivors? The series won Best Web/Pilot at the Los Angeles Film Awards and toured nonprofits and college campuses to raise awareness on survivor justice and consent. The project was selected for a screening with It’s On Us, a nonprofit founded under the Obama-Biden administration to organize students across the country on reforming campus policies. She was nominated by the International Academy of Web Television for Best Drama Writing for the project.

Screenplays by Juliana were selected for Script Summit, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Austin Revolution Film Festival, the Socially Relevant Film Festival, the Lady Filmmakers’s Festival, and advanced as productions in ScreenCraft’s Film Fund along with being featured on Girl Gaze and in Cinema Femme. Juliana was selected as a Seconder Rounder for the 2021 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and advanced in the Sundance Episodic Lab for her new pilot, Final Curtain Call. She developed the script with Stowe Story Labs as a 2021 Maven Screen Media Fellowship Finalist and is in post-production on a proof-of-concept short film for the series.

Currently, she serves as Media Specialist with Rivertown Film Society and teaches writing at New York University and The School of The New York Times.

Date & Time
February 21, 2022-March 14, 2022
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Event posted in cooper street, screenwriting.