A graduate of UCLA’s screenwriting program, Heidi has been writing steadily since 2003. She started her writing career when her very first screenplay, Fixing Emma, placed as a quarter finalist in the AAA contest through Creative Screenwriting Magazine. From there, she’s written numerous features, treatments, and TV pilots for various independent producers. Her most recent TV pilot is currently being packaged by Mar Vista Entertainment.
She and husband Carlo Cavagna founded PageCraft in 2008 with the goal of giving writers time, space, and guidance to accomplish their writing goals and have fun doing so. Past workshop participants have gone on to find representation and win contests.
As a judge and feedback expert for contests like Slamdance and The Page Awards, Heidi evaluates up to 400 scripts a year. With PageCraft, she helps shepherd clients’ projects to the next level. She teaches new writers the fundamentals of story structure, character building, and script formatting. With advanced writers, she focuses on captivating scene construction, fine tuning dialog, and nuanced balancing of multiple story threads. Heidi helps writers create rich characters with strong motivations and stories with satisfying payoffs, doing whatever it takes to help writers of all levels advance their careers.
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