Script DC

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ScriptDC is the premier conference for filmmakers based in the Mid-Atlantic including writers, directors, producers, editors, and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants, and industry leaders.

We are so eager to bring filmmaking resources to this community that we aren’t waiting for the return to “normal.” And really, how good was “normal” for you anyway? ScriptDC has always been about bringing information, resources, and connections that you can use to tell your stories.  October 20-22, 2023 we are offering five in-person master classes:

1) Directing Soup to Nuts with Joan Darling (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all day)

2) Documentary Directing and Producing with Nina Gilden Seavey (Saturday and Sunday all day)

3) Editing in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro with Lily Klein, Grace Novak, and Sara Barger  (Saturday and Sunday all day)

4) Line Producing Narrative Films with Maureen Ryan (Saturday and Sunday all day)

5) Lighting and Camera Motion with Sheila Smith, Louise Hernon, Danielle Mileykovsky, Dave Aronson (Saturday all day)

Master Class Descriptions.  Presenter Biographies here.

Register here

Early Bird Pricing to September 30 – Members $250 / Public $300 (for multi-day master classes 1-4)

Members $200 / Public $250 (for Lighting and Camera Motion)

Pricing after September 30 – Members $300 / Public $350 (for multi-day master classes 1-4)

Members $250 / Public $300 (for Lighting and Camera Motion)

Student Registration $200

Past speakers have included Joan Darling, Laurie Scheer, Rosanne Welch PhD, Pilar Alessandra, Dara Marks PhD, Dave Trottier, Alice Wu, Meg LeFauve, Lindsay Doran, Final Draft, Marilyn Atlas, Laurie Scheer, SeriesFest Writers, Ellen Sandler, Ligiah Villalobos, Paul Reuhl, Karyn Folan, Deborah Riley Draper, Nina Gilden Seavey, Peter Hamilton, Mike Garrity, Yi Chen, Marga Varea, Charlie Crocker, Kate Pearson, Ann Zamudio, Catherine Hand, Joanne Butcher, Catherine Hardwicke, Luke Barnett, Megan Holley, May Santiago, Harold Jackson III, Leslie Combermale, Ann Hornaday, Ari Pinchot, Dan Solomon, HaJ, Maureen Ryan, Annika Young, Kyle David Crosby, Michelle Remson, Claudia Myers, Julie Lynn, Michelle Mower, Emily Best, Steve David-Craig, Amy Oden, Michelle Alexandra, Mike Kravinsky, Jamie Coughlin, Kurt Klaus, Lance Kramer, Emma E. Hickox ACE, Eduardo Sanchez, Jane Fleming, Anne Fletcher, Barbara Ballow, Susan Hormuth, Aviva Kempner, Monica Lee Bellais, Sandra Lea Abrams, Lily Kleinman, Kaitlyn Cortes, and DeShauna Spencer.


Here’s what I know about ScriptDC: I won’t miss it ever again!  ScriptDC is on my list of development opportunities permanently.”  Jen Whiting

I figured out how to sell my screenplay.  A great learning experience!!!” Brian Streaty

I am always amazed at how you gather such high-quality presenters and create such a warm, welcoming atmosphere for everyone from beginners to the very experienced.”  Shoshana Rosenbaum

I had such a fun time this weekend being a panelist.  Thank you for organizing a great event and including me on the panels.  It was like being on American Idol for screenplay writers.”  Jonathan Stein

Thank you for putting on such a wonderfully helpful conference…Hearing Joan Darling comment on my screenplay is one of the highlights of my life.  Thank you for making that possible.”  Renee Tynan

You make a big difference in many people’s lives, I just wanted you to know that we thank you and appreciate you.  Again, I can’t thank you enough.”  Maureen Sasscer



ScriptDC 2017 was featured on Fox 5 with the fabulous Gwen Tolbart. Check out the coverage here


ScriptDC is supported in part by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & EntertainmentInterface Media Group, The Maryland Film Office, The Virginia Film Office, and the Gem Star Foundation.