Scriptwriting Class for Adults and Teens!

Unlock Your Creative Potential!

Ever wonder what popular YouTube videos, films, plays, TV shows, and commercials all have in common? It’s the power of a captivating script!

Join our exciting workshop where we delve into the art of storytelling, covering essential elements such as story structure, plot dynamics, thematic development, character intricacies, and the nuances of impactful dialogue. Discover the secrets of script formats, learn effective pitching techniques, and gain insights into submitting your work to writing contests.

But that’s not all! We’ll also explore avenues to turn your passion into profit, offering valuable insights on how to monetize your writing skills. Our in-class writing exercises, coupled with professional guidance, will empower you to develop and write your own personal projects.

By the end of the session, your creative journey will culminate in a showcase of your work on-stage. It’s time to tell your stories to the world!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to elevate your writing prowess and share your narratives with impact. Join us and embark on a journey of self-expression and creative fulfillment. Let your stories shine!


Ages: 14+, All Abilities are Welcomed

When: Mondays from 5:00 – 6:30 for 16 weeks | Class Starts: Jan. 22, 2024

Cost: $500.00 plus a $48.00 reg fee. It can be paid at $125 monthly (4 classes per month).  

Final Performance: Showcase May 18 & 19, 2024

Who’s Your Teacher: Johanna Lack has taught scriptwriting at JDS Creative Academy since its inception 10 years ago. She is the head writer for JDSCA’s Spirit of Innovation and an award-winning television producer/writer who worked on shows for HGTV, DIY, CBS, ABC, and Discovery Channel. She has always loved scriptwriting, whether writing for class films while earning her B.S. in Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University, or taking extension classes in screenplay writing at UCLA. When she started out as an assistant to Hollywood producers, she was asked to read and evaluate scripts and quickly learned what made a screenplay great – and what sent it to the reject pile.  She uses that knowledge in her own writing and teaching.