You already know that Maine Media is the very best place to hone your filmmaking, photography and design skills, to learn from the masters and push yourself to the next level of your craft. But did you know that we also offer some of the best writing workshops around? Whether you're working on a screenplay, memoir, stand-up comedy routine, or novel, our instructors will help you break through those blocks and develop your own unique, personal voice.
Learn screenplay structure, character development, as well as the art of pitching your project from accomplished screenwriter and director Wayne Beach. Beach has written screenplays for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Disney, and TNT, developed projects for both film and television, and directed a film based on his own screenplay. We're thrilled to have him back with us again this summer, teaching basic and advanced screenwriting courses to adults as well as Young Artists.
Take a class with four-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Steve O'Donnell, and you'll at least make your friends happier to be with you. The long-time head writer for both David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, O'Donnell has also written for The Chris Rock Show, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald. And of all audiences to practice on, we really do think we're the best. If we don't laugh, it's just because our mouths are too full of lobster.
Also new to Maine Media this summer is essayist, syndicated columnist, novelist, and storyteller Joyce Maynard. Maynard's Personal Storytelling workshop is offered as a one or two week intensive, with the first week open to all levels of writers. You'll not only have time to write during Maynard's workshop, but you'll also learn to identify your best material, develop the tools of a good editor, and participate in oral storytelling events, building not just a connection to your own story, but also to the journey of your audience.