Regent Hollywood Experience May 10-25, 2014
The School of Communication & the Arts' (SCA) study program in Los Angeles, CA provides graduate and undergraduate students and SCA alumni* with a two-week total immersion experience in the professional world of Hollywood screenwriting** practices. All applicants must go through a screening process and be given approval to attend.
*FY14 graduates have priority
**Summer 2014 will focus on short film and screenwriting
For Graduate Students:
- SSW 614: Topics in Screenwriting: The Hollywood Experience (3 credit hours)
- SSW 512: Writing the Short Film (3 credit hours)
For Undergraduate Students:
Booker T. Mattison is a filmmaker and author who wrote the screenplay for and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's classic story "The Gilded Six Bits," which aired on Showtime. His sophomore novel Snitch received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was #1 on the barnesandnoble.com ebook bestseller list. Prof. Mattison wrote the screenplay adaptation of Snitch which was developed by producer Stephanie Allain Bray (Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan), and is currently being shopped for production. He received his B.S. from Norfolk State University and his MFA from New York University.
At Regent, Mattison teaches Advanced Directing, Directing Actors for the Camera and Single Camera Directing for Cinema and Television.
Sean Gaffney is a playwright, screenwriter, director, teacher and producer. He was the Story Administrator for Warner Bros. Features, and has been the Master Teacher for Act One: Writing for Hollywood. E has authored twenty-nine produced plays, four commissioned television pilots, two published books, as well as seventy plus produced videos, animation projects and short films (including for Big Idea, SuperBook, Yake Films and Globalstage). He received his BFA from Drake University, his MFA from Columbia University, and studied with Act One: Writing for Hollywood.
At Regent, Gaffney teaches Writing for Television, Feature Film Scriptwriting, Writing Tools and is Director of the MFA in Script and Screenwriting and MA in Scriptwriting.
Lodging for students will be at Park La Brea apartments. Park La Brea’s 160 park-like acres offer a tranquil retreat at the center of Los Angeles, with the city’s best shopping, dining and activities...all just steps away.
Classes will be held at the LA Film Studies Center (LAFSC) which is within walking distance of Park La Brea apartments.