October 14, 2008 – Florida Film Institute Hosts Professional Scriptwriting Workshops.


Erika Arriola / Jorge Martinez
The Conroy Martinez Group

Miami, FL – October 14, 2008 – Florida Film Institute’s (FFI) “Crafting Scenes… Creating Actions” intensive scriptwriting workshop is now open to all aspiring scriptwriters, producers, directors, novelists, playwrights, actors and college students. The four-sessions will be held November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm at Space 4004 located at 4004 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami.

The workshop will feature instruction by Script Guru Alyn Darnay, author of “The Script…A Breakthrough Guide To Scriptwriting” and winner of 15 outstanding awards of excellence for writing. 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.

“Alyn makes scriptwriting so easy to understand you can pick up all the essentials you need to develop and execute a superior marketable script by attending this 4-night workshop,” said Stephanie Martino-Rizzi, Founder and President of FFI.

The workshops are not just a series of lectures, but rather interactive participant activity that takes on a life of its own through the group dynamic. The workshop requires participants to present their writing and then write alternative select scenes based upon knowledge gained from the instruction. Past participants of the workshop series have won major film festival awards for their scripts and have had their screenplays produced.

Registration is available online at and will end on October 31, 2008. The cost for the workshops is $100 (limited to 35 script writers). In addition, FFI will offer two scholarships to eligible participants. Contact FFI’s office at (305) 891-3456 by October 25, 2008 to apply for eligibility.

Space 4004 is a renovated warehouse space located in the western area of the Design District, two blocks North of 36th Street in Wynwood is available for daily, weekly or monthly rental. Phone: 305 576 3773. Parking is available on the street and there is additional parking for 50 cars across the street.

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, Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, The City of Miami, Dade Community Foundation, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, BankAtlantic Foundation, Marlins Community Foundation, Cornerstone For Kids, The Florida Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment, Florida Media Market and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For more information about the workshops offered visit