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Script Studio Workshop

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival’s Script Studio provides screenwriters with a chance to hear their scripts read aloud by actors, to discuss their work with a panel of film professionals, and to network with women directors and other film professionals.

Four short screenplays, written by women, are selected by judges from the film world. The four selectees are required to attend the Script Studio, if possible in person, and if not, electronically.

Each script is projected on a large screen for the audience, while actors read the script. Then the panel of film professionals weighs in, discussing the script’s strengths and weak-nesses, and making suggestions for improvement.

2023’s Script Studio scripts and writers are:

Writers and Scripts 

  • “Junk” by Bridget Bell McMahon
  • “She Hath Come” by  Cat Dale
  • “Janine” by Sylvia Gail Kinard
  • “Bottlecap” by Julie Sharbutt

Welcome & Introduction:  Dan Larner, CASCADIA Board Member

Moderator: Josh Krenz, Bellingham Film Script Studio Coordinator

Guest panelists: Barbara Brown, Director, Past President, Women in Film Seattle, Shirley Jo Finney, Award-winning Director, Ann Smith, actress, editor.

Script Studio Judges: Daniel Larner, Michael Petryni.