Saturday 2 June 2012

KITFR Screenwriting Program Begins Tomorrow

For one week, starting tomorrow; the following readers of the blog, all of whom are writers (although not all of them identify in this way... yet) will be taking part in the Kid In The Front Row ONE WEEK Screenwriting Program.

Anthony Abatte, Texas. 
Cheryl Beading, San Francisco, California. 
Chad Brown, Studio City, California
Lesya Hearst, Ukraine.
Kim Nunley, Oakland, California.
Matt Zurcher, Pennsylvania.

For one week, starting tomorrow; these six writers will be penning their own short-form screenplays -- with my assistance. The purpose, more than anything, is to get them writing. To get their visions to the point of completion. Will the scripts all be perfect? Probably not. Will they get made into movies? Who knows. That's not the point of this exercise.

The point of the screenwriting program is to get writers writing. At the end of the week; I will publish all six screenplays. If any of the writers don't complete their scripts by the deadline, Sunday 10th June, then I won't publish their scripts and won't take them seriously as writers again.

I will be on hand to assist them in any way I can. They may not need me. Or they may be stuck on a blank first page and need some motivation. Or maybe they'll need someone to brainstorm with; or they'll need help overcoming self-doubt. Who knows. Whatever it is; my plan and hope is to see six completed scripts, based on their own original ideas; all completed by next Sunday. They will retain full ownership, and credit, it's their babies --- I'm just sitting in the passenger seat, trying to egg them on.

Care to share?


  1. What a fantastic idea, and good on you for giving up your valuable time & expertise. I look forward to reading the results.

  2. I do work better with deadlines. Maybe this is what I needed. Thanks Kid and good luck to my fellow writers!

  3. So happy to be part of this :)

  4. Very best of luck to all of them and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished scripts.

  5. Ready to get busy. I appreciate the oversight, Kid. Looking forward to seeing what spouts out of our brains.

  6. Fanboy Enkosky3 June 2012 at 15:05

    " then I won't publish their scripts and won't take them seriously as writers again."

    That's rather harsh!

    1. Hey man - I'm going to spend a lot of time for the whole week working with the writers; as much as they do or don't need me, I'm there. I've picked six people and am supporting them in every way I can.

      I'm giving everything I can. All I ask in return is that they write their pages. So is it harsh? I don't think so. I just want people to write! :)

  7. I'm scared yet excited for this week. Thanks Kid for the push! Good luck everyone! =D