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Script to Stage: Young Storytellers is Seeking Mentors!

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When: Wednesday, 8/24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: WGF Library 1st Floor, Info: (323) 782-4691

The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with Young Storytellers, is hosting an orientation for writers who are interested in mentoring young students in the art of screenwriting. Young Storytellers is always in need of professional screenwriters to meet the needs of the many students who want to participate in their programming.

This is a 10 week mentorship opportunity (just one hour per week) in Young Storytellers’ Script to Screen program, where writers engage in a one-on-one mentorship of 5th grade students from low income schools, guiding them through drafting an original short script that will be performed by professional actors at the end of the semester. Young Storytellers works in many schools around LA so mentors can be assigned to schools near to their home or work.

Writers who attend are not obligated to participate; it is simply an introduction to the program. If you are interested, please RSVP to Mary McGuire at mmcguire@wga.org.