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Join Spade Robinson and Alana Sanko for an in-depth discussion about scripted storytelling for episodic television and film. In a series of workshops throughout the afternoon, they will discuss project development, story structure and craft tips, as well as ways to navigate the current marketplace. 


This workshop will be hybrid, allowing for those who are unable to join in-person at the Workshop to take part. All workshopping sessions will be recorded. Material covered will include:


- An overview of the development process. How do you determine what projects to work on and in what format (half-hr, one-hr, feature length)?


- We will discuss story structure as it relates to various formats, using examples and sharing techniques to determine where the heart of your story lives and how to build the scaffolding around it. We will also discuss the importance of knowing your genre, doing research and writing/rewriting loglines.


- Using the tool of the Story Statement we will further peel back the elements of storytelling to their most basic tenets. In this, writers will determine the forward drive of their narrative and create a standard by which the subsequent creative decisions will be compared to, in order to eliminate writer’s block. 


- Writing Career Advice - Which fellowships and contests are worth it? Figure out realistic writing goals, come up with a 2024 project plan and Q & A.


5pm - 6pm - Enjoy wine and cheese with the Dramatic Lab instructors. If you're in the Westport area, please come by to say hello, even if you are unable to join the afternoon workshops!


There will also be a limited amount of opportunities for half-hour one on one sessions with your instructors to be scheduled for this day. Once filled, the meetings will automatically become a zoom meeting to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time after March 2nd.



In person at Westport Writers Workshop

25 Sylvan Rd S, Suite J

Westport, CT 06880



Saturday, March 2 



1:00-5:00pm EST



For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email

Scripted Storytelling Masterclass with Alana Sanko & Spade Robinson - HYBRID

SKU: S302w24-2
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