AL021 Paris Screenwriting Workshop (CANCELLED)

  • 02 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 07 Jul 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 12


Check-in and welcome drinks: Sunday, 2 July 2017


Workshop: Monday, 3 July - Friday, 7 July 2017

9:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: €600

--- Open to non-members ---

Have an amazing idea for a film, but don't know how to begin writing it?

Learn from master teacher and writer John Jacobsen in his first-ever screenwriting workshop offered in Paris. He will take you through the fundamentals of screenwriting—structure, character, dialogue, theme, etc.--using film clips and samples. There will be time for you to share your ideas with the group as well as work them through individually with the teacher. By the end of the week you will have a good idea of how to build an outline and develop a screenplay. Time permitting, John also will discuss the screenplay in the marketplace including agents, readers, submissions procedures, and marketability.

Students can range from beginners to professionals, from those with just an idea to those with developed screenplays. In addition to a welcome drinks party following student check-in on Sunday, and a farewell dinner (additional cost TBD) on Friday, optional film-related activities will be planned for two afternoons during the session.

Register soon; class size is limited to 12 people.

About the instructor: John Jacobsen, an award winning director and film producer, is principal partner at Seattle-based production company Moga/Jacobsen and the creator, host and producer of the Emmy Award winning national television show on PBS, The Artist Toolbox. He directed the films Around the Fire, Arthur, and Spinning, has written many others, and served as a creative consultant for numerous films and TV shows. John also has directed stage productions both regionally and in New York City, ran the UCLA Extension program and speaks all over the globe on STORY.  For more information, please see his website at

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.