Program Details


Course Objectives:

  • Workshop and rewrite an existing independent script.
  • Create a game plan for next steps
  • Learn how to prepare for competitions, pitches, and notes.

Who Should Enroll in this Course?
Experienced writers who have completed a strong draft of an independent feature.

Class Schedule


Spring 2016

Course No.



Saturdays, January 30 - April 2


8:30 am - 11:30 am (10 meetings)


Downtown Campus, 631 PC


30 hours


Mav Viola

Trottier, David.  The Screenwriter's Bible, 6th Edition:  A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script.
New York:  Silman-James Press, 2014.

About the Instructor
Mav Viola has her MFA in Theater, Film and Television from California State University, Los Angeles where she studied Dramatic Writing. In addition, Mav received her Professional Certificate in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program where she studied improv and sketch comedy writing. In 2014, Mav won Best Drama in the Golden Eagle Film Festival, she has been a two-time quarter-finalist in The Final Draft Big Break Contest, placed in the top 5% of applicants in the prestigious WB Writers' Workshop,and was recently a finalist in the Sundance Episodic Storytelling Workshop.  Mav is currently writing and performing a two-woman comedy show for the stage and is a regular comic around town at places like the The Comedy Store.