Screenwriting Workshop


Screenwriting summer camp for kids and teens

Summer Screenwriting Workshop


Mason Film & Video Studies Master’s candidate Gabrielle Mitchell will help students learn how to build a strong foundation in fundamental screenwriting techniques for film, and to express their unique story ideas through character development, plot and dialogue. Students will present staged readings of their screenwriting projects, which could be used in the following Filmmaking Workshops!   (Students who wish to participate in the Filmmaking Workshop along with this Screenwriting Workshop must register for both programs.)




Ages:  11-18 years
Dates:  June 26 – 30, 2017
Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $425
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


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Gabrielle Mitchell, Film and Video camp instructor Instructor: Gabrielle Mitchell
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Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia Gabrielle is a screenwriter and director of both narrative and documentary films. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta where she graduated Magna Cum Laude for her outstanding academic achievements in film. Gabrielle is in her final semester of the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies Film and Video Studies program at George Mason University. Her recent film work includes a short film, titled “Dirty”, co-written and directed by Gabrielle and staring very talented child actors. She’s also a dedicated freelance filmmaker and has produced, filmed, and edited several projects including two music videos for gospel artists, a PSA for The Donna M. Saunders Foundation, and a crowdfunding commercial for a software application development team. Gabrielle has experience teaching youth and believes in the power of self-expression through film and the arts.



Roberto De Cecco, film and video classes Teaching Assistant: Roberto De Cecco
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Roberto De Cecco is a free spirited filmmaker. He found out that his dream was to be a filmmaker while applying to engineering schools. Growing up, he would always look forward to renting movies with his family at blockbuster over the weekends, and if you had to ask what that was, don’t worry and just go back to your Netflix! He is studying at Mason’s Film & Video Studies program to be a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, but he also enjoys very much to teach the next generation about the beauties and wonders of film (unless they ask him what Blockbuster was….he doesn’t like feeling old!).



Tiana Young, Film & Video Classes Teaching Assistant: Tiana Young
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Tiana Young is a filmmaker and a recent graduate from George Mason University’s Film and Video Studies program. She is a member of Delta Kappa Alpha, professional cinema fraternity and her film The Parasite won the award for best drama in the FAVS Film Festival. Tiana currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia and continues to work on filmmaking projects.



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