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Script Studio Workshop

The 2023 Script Studio Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7, and will take place at the Lucas Hicks Auditorium at the New Prospect Theatre (207 Prospect St., Bellingham). The event is part of a series of workshops during CASCADIA’s regularly scheduled festival May 4-7. It will be open to the public free of charge.

CASCADIA’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.

This year’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

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.

Acting Ensemble Directors: Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy and Evan Mueller

The Script Studio is free of charge and Open to the general public. 

Breakfast breads and pastries, juice, and coffee donated for attendees by local bakeries.