"Like any kind of writing, there are good days and frustrating days. But even frustrating days can be rewarding sometimes." - Ethan Coen

  • Screenwriting Student SIBYL AVERY JACKSON sold her debut screenplay A Degree of Caution to Mandalay. The screenplay was adapted from Jackson's own book by the same name. 
  • Alum THADA CATALON started her career with a short she wrote in class, titled Academics Affairs, that opened in film festivals in New York. Now, Thada is a full time producer and screenwriter, with her last feature film Created Equal, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, released in 2017.
  • Screenwriting and directing alum DENKA WANGDI collaborated with acting alum of the studio to make her debut short Lucky Now that screened in 2018 January, alongside Who Am I?, written, directed, shot and edited single-handedly by alum HARINATH V. 
  • Alum KEVIN WEST's debut screenplay Surfside Hotel won the best Dramatic Original screenplay REMI award at Houston Worldfest International Film Festival, became a finalist at the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival, the 2009 Beverly Hills Film Festival and 2009 Bare Bones Film Festival.
    Kevin's second screenplay Mother's Milk was produced and directed by him and went on to win several more awards at various film festival.
  • Alum ESTHER LUM's receives Platinum Remi at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival. 

Learn to write visually and create a script from scratch. Structure your acts, dialogues and transitions. Take home your bullet points and author your screenplay in a professional and creative manner.

Students can read out their scenes in class for inputs from teachers and other students. Upon completing the screenplay, students are also able to hold a table read of their entire script.


Several of our screenwriting students have collaborated with acting students to create a film out of their creative work and have received awards at film festivals, both in Houston and internationally.

For more information about our workshop email us at info@nextactor.com or call us at 713 532 2867.

Next Session starts  : 
Sunday, Jan 13 - 27 @ 1 - 2 PM (or 2:30 PM depending on the number of students)
Duration : 3 weeks
Fee : $250
Deadline to Register : Dec. 28, 2018




Screenwriting Student RICHARD FINGER brought a concept to class and finished writing his screenplay Sex, Marriage, and Infidelity while in session.  He went on to direct and produce the film, starring KISS frontman Gene Simmons' actress and model wife Shannon Tweed and actress and singer daughter Sophie Simmons, along with Charlie O'Connell (Dude, Where's my Car). The film released a year later on Amazon Prime.

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