Monday, March 14, 2011

Screenwriter and Actor Kelsey Scott will Facilitate a Screenwriters Workshop

“A Crash Course in Writing for the Screen” is a three-day workshop hosted by the Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC), March 24 through 26. Accomplished screenwriter and actor Kelsey Scott will facilitate the workshop intended to teach aspiring screenwriters how to develop a story concept into a completed screenplay. Workshop registration is free to the first 25 FAMU students. Registration for other students at FAMU, FSU and TCC students is $15. Non-student registration is $25.

Scott, a FAMU alumna, is based in Los Angeles. Among her credits are the Sony Pictures thrillers Motives and Motives 2, starring Vivicia A. Fox (Kill Bill, Two Can Play That Game), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds, Diary of a Mad Black Woman), and Brian White (Stomp the Yard, Daddy’s Little Girls). Her impressive acting credits include Grey’s Anatomy, House M.D. and The Young and the Restless – along with a host of stage and musical theatre credits. She is currently at work on the harrowing true story of former Hampton University student Kemba Smith for Rainforest Films.

“SJGC is pleased to host this screenwriting workshop,” said James Hawkins, SJGC’s dean. “Kelsey brings an impressive list of experiences that will be valuable to our students as well as the Tallahassee community.”

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event concludes with a 6:30 p.m. screening of short films, written and directed by FAMU alumni followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session with the filmmakers. The screening and Q&A are free and open to the public.

Persons interested in registering should contact the FAMU SJGC at (850) 599-3379. The registration deadline is March 21, 2011.

About Kelsey Scott
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the FAMU SJGC and a master’s degree from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Motion Picture Arts. She parlayed her experience as a script consultant to spearhead the first screenwriting curriculum at Golden West College in Orange County, Calif., and was subsequently invited to return to FSU as a visiting filmmaker in residence. As a child, Scott was a series regular on the ABC sitcom, The Robert Guillaume Show.

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