From Script to Screen

You have a short film script, now what? This class will explore the basics of taking your short film from script to screen. Come ready to learn everything from team members you should have from step one, working within a budget, asking for favors and grants. On my last film we received four grants, every dollar counts, trust me! Also, we will be talk about why casting matters, crewing up (small crew vs. large crew), post-production workflow, deliverables and etc. 

I will talk about my personal experience from pre-production, production and post-production on "The Haircut," and taking the film on the festival circuit. Early on in your career film festivals are all about business, you are there to sell yourself and your film. We will talk about networking and making the most while your film is on the festival circuit. 

Sign up even if you don't have your short film script written yet, this is a great opportunity for when you are writing your short film. 

Location TBA, North Hollywood.

This will be a potluck style setting, so please bring a dish or drink to share with the group.

Taught by director, Alexis O. Korycinski. Alexis is an alum of the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Her award winning short film “The Haircut,” stars Bailey Noble (True Blood) and Molly Quinn (Castle), which premiered at AFI FEST. The film has been selected for it's 31st film festival and has garnered awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival. Alexis received The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Grant, Creative District Grant, Impact First Films Grant and the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for “The Haircut.”

Alexis has directed narrative and documentary films and has written a guest post for Indiewire: “Here’s Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now.” For more information on Alexis, please visit:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
3 hours
Signups: 11 / 15