American Film Institute announces screenwriting workshop

June 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The American Film Institute (AFI) is accepting applications from scientists and engineers to participate in a workshop on writing for movies and television. "Catalyst Workshop: Communicating Science and Engineering" will be held Aug. 11-15, 2006, at the Institute in Los Angeles.

The workshop aims to help scientists and engineers become more knowledgeable about motion picture projects, and to encourage them to write and submit scripts. Scientists and engineers are often needed as consultants for movies and TV shows to help produce pictures and programs with "better science."

This is the third catalyst workshop for scientists and engineers. Last year participants not only learned about the business and craft of writing scripts but also had the opportunity to submit a draft screenplay and receive feedback from professionals in the industry.

Applications for this year's workshop are due JUNE 30, 2006. Up to 10 applicants will be selected. For application procedures and requirements, visit http://www.afi.com/education/catalyst/default.aspx, or call AFI at 323-856-7600.
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The National Academies support accurate portrayal of science and engineering in television and film, and encourage interested scientists and engineers to participate in the workshop.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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