INTRO TO SCREENWRITING with JESSICA ROTONDI, Writer, Director and Casting Director

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 1pm ET / 10am PT

This event is in the past.

You've heard lots of Casting Directors recently say that MAKING YOUR OWN WORK is a great way to gain exposure for your talent.  Have YOU started yet?

Writing for yourself is a great way to get the ball rolling on self-produced projects.

Sign-up for this one-day intensive for an introductory crash course in how to get moving on this modern career building technique.  You'll learn about the basic ingredients of screenwriting so you can try your hand at crafting projects that truly represent who YOU can be in this industry.  You'll also learn the differences between each script medium in Film, TV, shorts and webseries and what makes for a strong script for every medium.

What to Prepare:

For this intensive, please bring in 1-3 ideas for scripts as possible ideas to write.

It doesn't have to be in any particular format but just a short paragraph about the idea and your protagonist.

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

**No recording of any kind is permitted by participants during class.**

**Please keep in mind that all programs at Actors Connection are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.**


Jessica Rotondi

Jessica is a working writer, director, comedian, actress, and casting director. She feels working in multiple disciplines only strengthens her abilities. She’s worked for a variety of production companies and casting directors, including Magnet Entertainment where she assisted on the film Adaptation.

She graduated with her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Film from the Columbia Grad Film program. Many of her past projects have been honored in festivals and script contests. She also had a webseries she writes for optioned by the BET Network. Some other career highlights include: Semifinals in the Sundance Writers Lab, a Student Academy nomination, an Audience Choice Award in the Columbia Film Festival, and an award in the New York TV Festival (NYTVF). 

For the last few years she’s worked as a Screenwriting Teacher and Script Doctor for a number of schools and companies.Most recently she has been a professor for screenwriting, directing, producing and directing actors for New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University and Five Towns College. She is currently developing a new TV pilot and writing a feature script for an LA production company. She also does standup comedy and has performed all over NY and LA, including at many of the top comedy clubs.


Saturday, April 10, 20211:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.