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Development Workshop Series - DFW Writers Room

Common Desk - Addison

Eight-week workshop for new/emerging writers and filmmakers. Bring an idea, leave with a film. Begins Wednesday, October 23rd.   About this Event:    Beginning Wednesday, October 23rd, Daniel Wells, Creative Director of DFW Writers Room, will take a total of 12 writers/filmmakers through the process of developing a feature film or television pilot.

Attendees will bring a CONCEPT for a FEATURE or PILOT, and after eight weeks leave with a developed project.

The cost of this workshop, $249, will include:

  • Seven (7) Three-hour workshops between October 23rd and December 11th.
  • One (1) Wrap Party on December 18th
  • One (1) 90-minute consultation with Daniel Wells within 90 days of course completion.
  • Access to Development Materials upon course completion.
  • Access to future DFW Writers Room reads, writing rooms, and events.

Each workshop will begin with a writing prompt and review of the previous session's assignment. Then, after the day’s workshop, the next week’s assignment will be reviewed.


  • Writing Prompt; share and discuss.
  • Previous workshop assignment review.
  • Week’s workshop, with a built-in break.
  • Assignment due next week distributed.
  • The last week of the workshop will be a wrap and networking party. Additionally, within 90 days of completing the workshop, attendees will be able to schedule one 90-minute 1-on-1 session with Daniel for discussion and development of their current or future project.

    Why Host This Workshop?

    Too many films with great concepts fail before the project is green-lit. I’m tired of seeing the hundreds and thousands of hours and dollars filmmakers sink into projects, without maximizing the story’s potential in the development phase. Film and Television has entered a second golden age, with the world’s top-grossing media and entertainment companies launching billion-dollar divisions and campaigns to compete within the growing video-on-demand industry.

    From Amazon Prime and Netflix to Alphabet, AT&T, and Hulu, and with talk of Apple and Disney entering the market, companies are clamoring for their slice of the video-on-demand pie, currently a $32 billion-dollar segment of the television and film industry.

    The stakes for content creators have never been higher. In 2018 alone, over 6,000 members of the Writers Guild of America reported earnings over $1.5 billion dollars. (Approximate average of $250,000/writer)

    By bringing together content creators for an all-in-one, immersive development workshop, we will build a network of support for content creators in DFW.

    The time to launch a career as a content creator is now.

    Workshop Series:

    • The Development Cycle Wed, October 23rd - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Screenwriting - Wed, October 30th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Features Wed, November 6th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Television - Wed, November 13th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Tone and Style - Wed, November 27th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Business of Screenwriting Wed, December 4th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Loglines and Pitching - Wed, December 11th - 7:30-10:30 PM
    • Wrap Party - Wed, December 18th - 7:30-10:30 PM


    This is a series of workshops. By signing up for this series, attendees are committing to attend all scheduled workshops, on time.

    Due to the developmental nature of these workshops, all attendees will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in-person on October 23rd, 2019. The NDA will cover all projects disclosed and discussed for the duration of the workshop.

    DFW Writers Room will not own, retain the rights to, or distribute the work, and owes no obligation to do so.

    The refund deadline is Wednesday, October 30th. Refunds only available to attendees who arrived on-time, and stayed for the duration of all workshops up until, and including, the refund deadline date.

    Questions/comments/concerns? Email daniel@dfwwritersroom.com.

    Official Site  

    • $249

    14555 Dallas Pkwy · #100 · Dallas, TX 75254