Script Frenzy with Xandra Castleton, Mondays, 4/2 – 4/30

Instructor: Xandra Castleton
Number of sessions: 4
Meeting time: Monday nights, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dates: April 2 – April 30 (Daily prompts March 30 – April 30)

Course fee: $285 for the session. $100 deposit

To register, and for more information, contact the instructor. All deposits are nonrefundable.

Description: Over on the other side of the bay there’s a magical group of people versed in the art of inspiration. They call themselves the Office of Letters and Light, and they put on an annual event that challenges anyone to write a screenplay (or 100 pages of it) during the month of April. There are no prizes per se, but there are online resources and of course bragging rights.

For those up for the challenge of an intensive month of screenwriting but interested in more personal resources, advice, encouragement and camaraderie, there is now the Grotto Script Frenzy Workshop. Xandra will guide a group of writers who will meet once a week to read and discuss our screenplays and stumbling blocks, and will send each writer a daily prompt during the month of April.

Instructor Bio: Xandra Maria Castleton is a screenwriter, producer and story consultant whose scripts have served as the basis for award-winning documentary, television and film projects. Her films have screened at the Sundance, Tribeca, AFI and Rotterdam film festivals, among others. Her feature film, Full Grown Men, was the winner of the 2007 Sundance Channel Audience Award and was released nationally in 2008 by Emerging Pictures. She won an Emmy Award as the Series Producer of Independent View for her profile of John Waters. Xandra has an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and is represented as a screenwriter by the Gersh Agency.