Free Screenwriting Workshop

Quincy Perkins has written 5 feature length original screenplays and over 20 short film original screenplays. He has also worked on adaptation of novels for big production companies including The Lab Entertainment Group and Appian Way (owned by Leonardo DiCaprio). He was a technical advisor on the script for Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe and directed by Peter Weir. He has studied screenwriting at UCLA and USC in Los Angeles and is currently working on an original screenplay for a monster movie entitled The Curse of The Spongeman.

Free Screenwriting Workshop

The Florida Keys & Key West Film Commission will offer a two day screenwriting workshop on Saturday, September 26 from 9 am-1 pm and Sunday, September 27 from 10 am-1 pm at The Studios of Key West.

Local award-winning filmmaker, Quincy Perkins, hot off his official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival will be teaching the 2-day screenwriting seminar.

Perkins’ two-day workshop will focus on the ins-and-outs of writing a script. He will give background on successful scripts and how they work. According to Perkins, he will “dive into the intricacies of creating a compelling story, characters that seem to breathe, interesting plot and how to break up the daunting work of writing”. Over the two-days students will also have the chance to write a small script and bring it in to class, working on something new or something they have already written. Perkins will then give feedback on each of the scripts at the end.

Film Commissioner, Rita Troxel, states that this is the fourth practical film workshop the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council’s Film Office has offered. It is free to anyone wishing to attend, although space is limited. Attendees should be prepared to attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions.

The sessions will be held at The Studios of Key West, in the media room located at 533 Eaton Street.

Please contact Rita Troxel at the Tourist Development Council’s Film Commission Office to sign up for the workshop at or call 305-293-1800.

The Studios of Key West