This intensive and individualized three-month workshop applies the Chubbuck Technique to screenwriting – limited to only 12 students to allow for the most personal training & exponential growth.

April 3 – June 26 via Zoom.

In a weekly writers’ room setting, students will receive rigorous training in the craft of cinematic storytelling, including proper script formatting, visual writing, tone, atmosphere, dialogue & subtext, monologue & voice over, action, twists, exposition, planting/payoff, three-act structure, character development, taking notes and rewriting – all culminating in the completion of a short film script.

While training in the Chubbuck acting technique, it is our own unique memories, experiences, and imaginations that we draw from – harnessing that individual sensibility and using it to fuel the craft. Good screenwriting, like acting, is a craft that requires strong training and introspection too, as well as discipline, commitment, and rewriting. Lots of rewriting. And it’s not for everyone. This course offers the opportunity to see if it’s something worth pursuing for yourself.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Joe has trained with Ivana Chubbuck for over ten years and teaches screenwriting at his alma maters the USC School of Cinematic Arts (MFA with distinction ‘13), the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop (graduate ’14), and for LA City College. He is currently a consultant to international writers on shows in Turkey & Singapore for Netflix, has written for The Flash and The Messengers, both on the CW, Deception on ABC, and produced the ESPN 30for30 film Trojan War. He was an actor and writer for the Emmy nominated Fences on PBS for two seasons, and starred in the CW’s acclaimed drama Easy Money. He has a BA in creative writing and acting from the University of New Mexico (where he taught in the Dept. of Theatre), and has been nominated for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Fellowship & Humanitas Prize.

Classes held on Sundays 10am-2pm PST via Zoom, April 3 – June 26. Includes one private session with each individual student.

Price: $1200 ($600 USD non-refundable deposit to hold a spot; tuition paid in full by March 27) Again, class is limited to 12 students max to allow for intensive individual attention. For info & to sign up: