Access Sacramento is pleased to announce a new workshop for aspiring screenplay writers beginning Saturday, March 1 with filmmaker and college assistant professor Lauren Wagner from Cosumnes River College and Cal State, Sacramento.

Lauren Wagner, Fiimmaker and College Professor

Lauren Wagner, Film maker and College Professor

The class runs four consecutive Saturdays and helps students learn the basics of short-form cinematic storytelling.  The emphasis is on helping writers who would like to enter Access Sacramento’s “Place Called Sacramento” script competition and Film Festival.

The class for the general public runs  March 1 to March 22 from 9:30 to 1:30 pm at Access Sacramento, inside the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento.

“Telling a compelling story with an appropriate beginning, middle, and end in less than 10-minutes can be particularly challenging,” said Wagner. “This workshop offers help with character development, structure, dialogue and scripting format.”

Wagner has a Master of Fine Art in Filmmaking from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television and has been teaching filmmaking for nearly a decade. She has produced multiple award winning short films including 27,000 Days, Shelter and Crushes.
Wagner’s film, The Counter, played in the Sacramento International Film Festival in 2006.

The deadline to submit a script for the “Place Called Sacramento” competition is April 11.

The workshop costs a total of $50 and enrollment is limited.  For reservations with a credit card or more information call Access Sacramento at 916-456-8600 ext. 0. Fees can also be paid at the Access Sacramento main office. Access Sacramento membership is not required to register for this course.

Access Sacramento provides low-cost training and production equipment services to residents of Sacramento County while running two public access cable channels.