Revised Schedule for 2016


(P)=open to the public.



 For all of my colleagues and friends.  The biggest news this year is not exactly a seminar, but a very special Writers' Room Experience I will be leading at the Deutsche Amerikanische Instut in Heidelberg.


There are places for 5 writers in the writing team. Think of this as a high level professional learning experience in a writers' room. We will be building the bible for a TV series concept whose theme is 'A Dream of Europe.' The work will run from May through August 2016, meeting every other weekend. The application deadline is April 15, 2016. 

More details are found on my News and Upcoming page at this site, as well as at the DAI site (URL above). 


I regret very much that, partly as a result of this large project at the DAI and partly due to the changing opportunities for offering seminars to the public, I will be offering fewer public seminars this year than in previous years.  There are a number of exciting new learning concepts coming up through the film schools, but they are unfortunately not open to the public.

The DAI project is open for all screenwriters to apply.

Partly because of this great big project at the DAI, which will occupy most of my energy between March and September, and partly due to changes in the landscape for public seminars, I will be offering fewer public seminars in 2016 than in previous years.

Some seminars for the summer and autumn are still in the planning stage, and when the dates are settled I will post the news on this page.

Jan. 11, FOCAL, Bern, Switzerland —  Dramaturgy for Producers

Jan. 12-Mar. 2, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg — Second Year Feature Film Treatment     Development






March 7-8, IFS Cologne — Development Strategies and Dramaturgy for Producers 

April 15, DAI Writers' Room Lab, Heidelberg — Application Deadline for the Writers'     Room Experience: 'A Dream of Europe'             

 Mid-May, DAI Writers' Room — The Writers' Room gets going!

 Mid-September, DAI Writers' Room — Estimated date for public presentation of 'A          Dream of Europe' Series Bible

October 1, ZKM, Centrum for Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe Evening Lecture for the FUTURE DESIGN event.  My talk is entitled: 'Drama and the Design of Lives         and Societies'   (P)

November 28-30, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg — Designing Stories

December 5-6, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg — Character Psychology and Orchestration