Open Accordion

*This is a donation-based workshop with a suggested donation of $15 and 100% of the donations will go to the artist hosting the workshop*

Have an idea for a short film but don’t know where to start? Join us for Write A Short Film with filmmaker George Ellzey Jr!

Please come prepared with the start of an idea – no need to have written anything yet, and no writing experience is required! All are encouraged to join. This workshop fits creatives who want to get into filmmaking or actors wanting to create material for themselves.

In this one-night workshop, we will cover: 

  • Ingredients of a strong script.
  • How To Write a longline.
  • Structuring a short screenplay.
  • How to outline your story.
  • The revision process.
  • Pitfalls to avoid in writing.

Attendance Policy

Closed Accordion

In order to get the most out of your work with us, our students should make showing up to every class on time a priority.

We understand that things do come up so if you know you’re going to miss a class, please give your instructor as advance notice as possible. This will help them get you caught up and not throw off the rest of the group. Scheduling a make-up class is possible but not guaranteed.

Students enrolled in our Meisner Acting Program can only advance to the next level if they’ve attended at least 6 of their 8 sessions. If a student misses more than 2 sessions, they will need to retake the level in order to advance in the program.

Cancellation Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

If a student is withdrawing from a workshop more than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition will be kept on file for a future class or workshop for a calendar year.

If a student withdraws from a workshop less than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition is non-refundable or transferable.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a workshop you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), a make-up will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio.

In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.

Online Workshop

This workshop takes place online via Zoom.


About the Teacher

George is a native Chicago director, screenwriter, and producer most known for his award-winning experimental film, SWITCHIN’, featured on NBC5 Chicago and now streaming on OTV Open Television. His work has been screened nationally and internationally at such festivals as Athens International Film Festival, Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival, London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK), and many more. Recently graduated from DePaul University with his MFA in Directing for Film & Television, George’s thesis film,  Cottage Grove,  was a finalist for the Camera Ambassador Community Grant (2022) and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition (2022) and recently won three awards at the DePaul Premiere Festival. He is driven to explore the oft-ignored narratives of minorities in film, specifically focusing on the black male experience. Above all, George crafts simple stories with complex layers.

Class Details

  • November 13, 2023
Online Via
Class Size
15 Max
This is an adult acting class ages 18+