These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily. This hands-on workshop will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot. Participants will examine proven methods for adapting fiction and narrative nonfiction to the big screen, discuss strategies for promoting and marketing their screenplays or pilots, and work on advancing their careers as screenwriters. This workshop is open to all levels and genres.
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About Khris Baxter
Khris Baxter is a screenwriter and producer and the co-founder of Lost Mountain Entertainment. Baxter co-produced Above the Shadows (2019), starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan, and Megan Fox, and is currently co-producing Out of Darkness, written and directed by Claudia Myers and starring Mary-Louise Parker and Emile Hirsch. As a writer-producer, Baxter is currently developing a slate of TV projects targeting streaming networks and premium cable. Baxter has been a screenwriter and script consultant for more than two decades. He teaches screenwriting at Dickinson College and The MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. He’s been a judge for the annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition since 2004.
Teaching style: Khris’s teaching style reflects the way he works with screenwriters, directors, and producers: very hands-on and collaborative.
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