WBC Testimonials

These alumni comment on how the experience at Writers Boot Camp has prepared them for a career writing for film & television.

After 19 years as a Broadway actor and creative director/fashion editor, I was ready to tell my own stories and WBC gave me the tools to organize all my wild ideas.  I also needed a space that was wildly inclusive and supportive of diversity and capable of giving constructive feedback no matter the subject matter. Thanks, Jeff!

- James Brown III, Actor-Writer-Producer

“My last day of Project Group, I turned to a close friend whom I met when we first started. “Can you believe it’s been nearly two years?” I said. “Two? It feels more like 10.” This feeling was testament to the enormous amount of ground covered in Professional Membership. Not only did I learn the fundamentals of telling a story – a skill that applies to all forms of writing and analysis – I learned how to look at myself through my work and to better understand what I was trying to say.”

- Andrea Arria-Devoe, Writer-Producer

“There are so many incredible aspects to Pro Membership, as well as Basic Training. The tools are truly idiot-proof, however, they aren’t without sophistication. They lead you to translate the ideas floating around your head into life on a page–a structure, then scenes, and ultimately a working story. Writers Boot Camp is the kind of learning environment that one could return to at any point in their career, whether you have won an Academy Award or are a beginner.”

- Maya McLaughlin, Actor-Writer

“It was a great jump-start for me. I had stalled a little bit – was having trouble coming up with ideas, etc. Writers Boot Camp got me into a writing routine and gave me tools to get unstuck. Also, I was able to finish a script on deadline – even though it needed a lot of work, I started to feel like I had enough drive to keep at it… “

- Marti Noxon, TV Show Runner, Unscripted, MadMen

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