3-Day Break Your Story Weekend
ACME Studio Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Dates: Friday March 4 – Sunday March 6, 2016
Leader: Nicholas Griffin
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Every writer just wants to get to the pages.
But great characters and dialogue are nothing
without a solid structure underpinning them.

Learn structure fundamentals or advance your skills with expert coaching and insight. We’ll pull apart your story from every angle in this intensive, writers’ room-style workshop. Leave with a solid outline/story and be ready to write the next Hollywood/indie/TV hit.
One of the most valuable aspects of our workshops is the collaboration and sharing with other writers in a nurturing, focused environment. The workshop will be capped at 6 writers.
This will be a commuter workshop, running Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, with writing and thinking time built into the schedule. There are numerous food options within a two block walk of the ACME Studio.

Friday, March 4 (10:00 am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm)

  • Story pitches
  • Writers’ room-style story breakdowns with all students
  • Assignments

Saturday, March 5 (10am – 1pm; 2 – 4pm)

  • Session on character and stakes.
  • One-to-one meetings with workshop leader (likely in nearby cafe).
  • Feedback and collaborations with PageCraft staff and fellow writers.

Sunday, March 6 (1 – 5 pm)

  • Reimagined story breakdowns with all students

Sunday, March 13

  • Deadline to submit revised story outline or treatment (up to 15 pages) for written feedback from PageCraft


  • $350
  • 10% discount for previous PageCraft/Michelangelo Screenwriting participants.


Break Your Story

Problems registering? Contact us and we’ll sort it out.

Important Notes:

  • Times are approximate. We will stick as closely as we can to the schedule above, but we reserve the right to change it.
  • Cancellation Policy: $20 of the registration fee is non refundable.  Because enrollment in the workshop is limited, we can only offer a 50% refund to participants who withdraw after February 24 (inclusive). We cannot offer refunds to participants who withdraw on or after March 2, 2015.
  • PageCraft instructors are working writers. It has not yet happened, but there is always the possibility that a teacher may be pulled away unavoidably by the demands of an employer or a creative project. In such an event, we will make arrangements to bring in an equally qualified replacement.
  • In the event that we must cancel a workshop, we will refund all money paid to us. PageCraft is not responsible for travel or other costs incurred by prospective participants.