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Regent Hollywood Experience in Los Angeles
May 13 - 28, 2015

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JANUARY 29, 2015

The School of Communication & the Arts' (SCA) study program in Los Angeles, CA provides Regent 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.

*FY15 graduates have priority

We are offering the following courses:
  • SSW 614: Topics in Screenwriting: The Hollywood Experience (3 credit hours)  
  • SSW 512: Writing the Short Film (3 credit hours)



Professor Sean Gaffney, MFA

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.

Application & Deposit

The deadline for the online application and $250 nonrefundable deposit is January 29, 2015 (see all important dates). Contact Margie Ackerman at for more details.


Important Undergraduate Information

Undergraduates who apply to the Regent Hollywood Experience course and would like to earn credits would need to follow the established CAS policy governing the taking of graduate credits. Note that there are requirements regarding GPA and class status that may affect who can participate, and there is a very specific procedure that undergraduates need to follow to enroll. The credits undergraduates would receive could either fulfill their general education requirements or be used as elective credits. Please open link for complete details on the undergraduate policy governing CAS students taking Regent graduate courses.

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