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Screenwriting Bootcamp

Sometimes, screenwriting classes are too general or too basic and you feel like you've wasted your time and money.

FFSA's one day, live-online Screenwriting Bootcamp gives you three live-online workshops with screenwriting techniques that you can use to improve your writing, and industry knowledge valuable to your writing career.

Take a giant leap as a writer in one day!

Step One: Register today for the Screenwriters Bootcamp
Step Two: Learn skills you can immediately apply to your scripts
Step Three: Rewrite and Watch Your Scripts Succeed
Workshop 1


Summer Bootcamp

July  28, 2024

Only $59.90
  • Three 90 minute workshops

  • Workshops are at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm eastern time 

  • Video replays will be available for one month after the bootcamp

  • All registrants will have access to log in, watch the videos, ask questions and enter into discussions about the workshops in the class group on our website.

Workshops and Instructors

Jaclyn Whitt

How to Polish Your Screenplay

If you've got big dreams of breaking into the film industry as a screenwriter, then you better know how to look good on the page. It's not just about having a great idea. You need to tell it well on a variety of levels. Before you send your script to a festival, a producer, or post it on your website as part of your portfolio, be sure that it makes you look like a pro. Join Jaclyn Whitt as she shares how to make your script an easy, enjoyable read.

(90 minute workshop. 1:00 pm ET)

Jaclyn Whitt is a multi-award winning screenwriter in both short and long format, garnering 10 first-place awards in National and International screenwriting competitions. As a script consultant, screenwriters seek out her input during their editing process to strengthen their characters and storylines and tighten their scripts. Producers have sent other screenwriters to Jaclyn to help improve, focus, and re-write their screenplays. Her realistic dialogue, unique characters, and non-verbal communication within scripts have been frequently noted and praised. Jaclyn is an optioned writer with three feature films and a sitcom currently in pre-production.​

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Sean Gaffney

Writing Deeper Characters
Using Biblical Techniques

This scriptwriting workshop explores creating deeper and more complex characters using techniques found in the Bible. Writers will be able to see how such techniques were used in Jesus’ parables as well as more complex character creations in the rest of the Bible – and explore how these techniques are used by writers today. The stories and characters created in the Bible continue to make an impact millennia after they were created, and the principles of such character creation live on in the best of today's screenplays, teleplays and plays. Attendees will be able to use these insights immediately in creating their own writing.


(90 minute workshop. 4:00 pm ET)

Sean Gaffney has authored well over two hundred produced plays, features, videos, animation projects, YouTube series episodes and short films (including for Big Idea and SuperBook).  He was the Story Administrator for Warner Bros. Features and the Managing Director of Taproot Theatre (Seattle). Gaffney currently is a Professor in Media Communication and Screenwriting at Asbury University, as well as Associate Dean of the School of Communications. He received his BFA from Drake University, his MFA from Columbia University, and studied with Act One: Writing for Hollywood.

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George Escobar 

Writing to Produce Your Own Story: Stop Asking Permission to Make a Movie

Tired of waiting for someone to greenlight your script? Take control of your storytelling destiny. In this empowering class, you'll learn how to craft a compelling, production-friendly screenplay tailored to your available resources. Discover strategies for maximizing your budget, optimizing locations, and writing roles that attract talented actors. We'll cover the essential steps to transition from writer to producer, giving you the tools and confidence to bring your vision to life. Stop waiting for permission and start creating the film you've always dreamed of making.

(90 minute workshop. 7:00 pm ET)

George Escobar is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of seven faith-based feature films and over a dozen documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated “Alone Yet Not Alone.” His films like “Come What May” and “The World We Make” have been distributed by Sony, Amazon Prime, Netflix, PureFlix, and others. A multiple award-winning screenwriter, Escobar sees opportunities to develop content that positively impacts families. He has taught over 3,500 students in filmmaking from a Christian perspective. Escobar has worked with top Hollywood executives and talent over his 25-year media career, including a stint at the American Film Institute, and recently served as Executive Producer at Focus on the Family. He is currently developing two new features - “Missileman” with producer Terry Rossio and “Trapped: The Story of Anita Dittman.”

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Take a Giant Leap as a Writer in One Day!

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It was an absolute pleasure learning from all 3 of you! I count myself overly blessed to have been able to attend!  I am a very busy woman. Between family, creating and directing for television, performing comedy, and everything else, I don't have time for a 6 week-long training program. That's why I love your bootcamp! 3 master classes, from industry professionals that can help anyone up their game regardless of their writing level! 

Deann Alaine

Comedian / Producer / Director


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