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Florida Film Institute Hosts Professional Script Writing Workshop, Jan. 25, 2007


Sofia Saltzgaver / Jorge Martinez
The Conroy Martinez Group


Miami – January 25, 2007 – Florida Film Institute’s (FFI) “Crafting Scenes… Creating Actions” intensive scriptwriting workshop is now open to all aspiring script writers, producers, directors, novelists, playwrights, actors and college students. The four-sessions will be held March 19th and 26th and April 2nd and 9th from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. The workshop will be held at the Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University’s museum, library, and research center, located at 1001 Washington Avenue.


The workshop will feature instruction by Writer/Director Alyn Darnay, winner of eleven outstanding awards of excellence, including two “Best of Show” Telly Awards. The instruction is designed to enhance each participant’s ability to develop a script, while improving their skill to create multi-layered characters, expressive and dynamic dialogue, and imaginary plot twists and turns. Past participants of the workshop series have won major film festival awards for their scripts and have had screenplays produced.


In addition to Darnay’s instruction, the workshop also will feature renowned acting coach, Sherry Faith, instructor of “Masters Class Acting Workshop Series” and “Kidzz-On-Camera.” Accompanying Faith will be a troop of actors that will perform scenes from participant’s scripts during the final session. Each session is interactive and allows all students to participate.


Registration is available online at and will end on March 9, 2007. The cost for the workshop is $100 (limited to 35 script writers). In addition, FFI will offer scholarships to ten eligible participants. Contact FFI’s office at (305) 891-3456 by March 9, 2007 to apply for eligibility.


Founded in 1992, the Florida Film Institute teaches the art, science and business of filmmaking through a series of workshops designed to inspire and empower aspiring filmmakers, providing them with the know-how to create their own film. The Florida Film Institute acknowledges numerous organizations for their support, especially the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, WLRN Public Radio & Television and Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University. For more information about the workshop offered visit

The Florida Film Institute (FFI) was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,435 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. FFI strives to provide a nurturing environment to teach the art, business and science of filmmaking, so that the participants may have the confidence and experience necessary to consider it as a viable career path.
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