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1ST SUMMER WRITING TEAMS

We see a time when we are creating (or helping churches and groups create) at least 10 different films a year, plus an endless variety of minimovies. In order to get to this place, we’ll also need to be able to develop many unique screenplays every year. So, we are taking on the challenge of discovering and training future writers. John has teamed up with some talented young writers, and this summer he committed to working with interns as well: the goal is to write both short stories (that can be made into minimovies) and longer scripts (that can be made into full-length films). We’re even working on a musical!

 
Coming up with cool new ideas is John’s gift. He’s written 10 screenplays and has a filing cabinet full of more than 500 new projects ready to expand. But to speed the process, we are trying to discover other highly creative people who can help John put those ideas to paper far more quickly. And, as we do that, we expect to also discover that some of these people can write their own ideas as well.

 
Here are a few pictures.

John loves helping his media class students develop their ideas. Here are two Level 2 students in wr

John loves helping his media class students develop their ideas. Here are two Level 2 students in writing mode.

There are some rough drawings of a project in process.

There are some rough drawings of a project in process.

Part of writing a movie is to outline every single sequence. What happens? And why? Who changes? And

Part of writing a movie is to outline every single sequence. What happens? And why? Who changes? And how? This is an arduous and frustrating task but it’s the best way to slowly expand a story.

After spending several hours with a writing partner, the two of them had consumed all these bubbly w

After spending several hours with a writing partner, the two of them had consumed all these bubbly waters. After all, creative brains must be hydrated.

Sometimes it takes a team to generate ideas. Some might be too hot. Some are too cold. But this grou

Sometimes it takes a team to generate ideas. Some might be too hot. Some are too cold. But this group proved brilliant in generating new story ideas.