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Write To Win: How To Develop Films That Will Actually Get Made

  • Stage 18 Chicago 2558 W 16th St Chicago United States (map)
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This is a three-course intensive - you are buying ONE TICKET to attend ALL THREE EVENTS.



This three-course intensive is built for writers, directors, and creative producers. Creators will focus on developing their story ideas into commercially viable projects that are engineered for production.


As independent creators, many of us operate as if the world—and more specifically the entertainment industry—is “just waiting” for us to come along and reinvent the wheel. Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Hollywood is a business. Independent cinema is a business. Even in the modern world of self-distribution, a project’s success depends on some form of commercial viability. However you define your own success, this three-course intensive is designed to help your project come down off the shelf and find its way onto the screen.


Patrick Wimp is an award-winning independent filmmaker, writer, and professional educator with over twelve years experience. Pat has written, directed, and produced content all over the world that has exhibited on major cable networks, streaming platforms, and prestigious film festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Netflix and Amazon Prime. During that time, he has also maintained a strong commitment to passing on his knowledge to young and aspiring professionals. Pat holds a MFA in Digital Cinema and works as a lecturer at Northwestern University and DePaul University.

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