Students will meet online Thursdays October 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-6pm EST via Zoom.

$125, $100 mbrs.

Sorry this class is sold out. Please use the button below to sign up for the waitlist.

(Students will meet online October 8, October 15, October 22, and October 29, 4-6pm EST)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Upon signing up for this class, you will automatically receive a welcome letter from the teacher + instructions on getting started. Please check your inbox and your spam folder. If you don’t receive the welcome letter, please email

Do you have a story to tell? Are you tired of being afraid to start realizing your dream?

Get all the tools you need to finally start writing for the screen with confidence. Learn how to develop your idea into the outline necessary to write the first draft of your film!

During this four-week fundamentals course, you will learn the core elements of writing a screenplay for a short film with award-winning filmmaker Marco Calvani as your guide. You’ll learn techniques and strategies that will inspire your creative process, and all his insights for channeling your emotions into your work.

Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, homework and an optional one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

Ideal for beginners. Come prepared with a story idea that excites you.

Marco Calvani is an Italian born award-winning writer, director and filmmaker. Permanent artist-in-residence at La MaMa Theatre. US theatre credits include: The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei (Broadway, Roundabout, dramaturg), Beautiful Day Without You starring Dan Butler (Off-Broadway), Things of This World starring Estelle Parsons (La MaMa). Film: The View from Up Here (USA/France) starring Melissa Leo.

Marco is a former Artist in Residence with The Studios of Key West.


1. Please sign up for a free Zoom account before the first session.

2. Please come with a story idea that excites you.

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