Script Development Lab

Join a group of dedicated writers in this 8 week intensive that will bring your script from good to great.

Dates of Course: Feb 27 – Apr 16
Application deadline: Feb 27
Tuition: $475.00
Location: Shoreline Community College | 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

Brian McDonald | Story
Brian McDonald is a screenwriter, director, teacher and author. Brian has taught writing at Pixar, Disney and Industrial Light and Magic since 2006 and as has been a story consultant at the University of Washington since 2003.

Joseph Assi | New Media
Joseph Assi was born in a Christian refugee camp in Lebanon. In 2006, he received his bachelor in film from the University of USEK Beirut, and pursued his masters in Cinematography, until he was chosen to be a cast member for the second season of “On the Road in America.” He is a filmmaker and believes that art is the best form of expression to diplomatically resolve issues. His main interest is the Palestinian refugees’ struggle. After completion of his role in the series, Joseph assistant edited on both the Second and third seasons of On the Road in America.

Diana Dotter | Production
Diana Dotter, Executive Director of TheFilmSchool is a 15 year industry veteran and film producer.   Diana Co-Produced the feature film: “Zaytoun”, which was chosen for Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at London Film Festival and AFI and recently Executive Produced the made for television/web comedy pilot, “Throw Me A Bone”, “Signs Everywhere” and “El Camino Solo”.

Warren  Etheredge | Character
A co-founder of TheFilmSchool, Warren is a master of writing character. He hosts The High Bar, the award-winning weekly television series devoted to “raising the bar” through light-hearted conversation with people who care about culture that matters.

How to Apply: Submit a piece of writing in script form that you would like to develop into a production ready screenplay. Scripts can be short films, web or television pilots, feature length films or documentaries.

Submit script for consideration to

Class Size: 20 student limit