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Scriptwriting Series with Ruth Atkinson

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Scriptwriting Series with Ruth Atkinson

As a part of Scene and Heard series, we are happy to present a three-part Scriptwriting Series with Ruth Atkinson from March 22-23.

Participants can learn more and sign up for each separate session at the links below.


Ruth Atkinson

Ruth Atkinson is a Los Angeles-based script consultant and story editor with over 25 years of experience in the film/television business. Ruth has story edited and consulted on many features and short films that have won awards and been distributed internationally including Sundance and SXSW special jury award winner Emergency (short), Berlinale premieres 37 Seconds and Liberty (short) Egypt’s Oscar submission Sheikh Jackson, TIFF premieres Saf and Regarde Moi (Look at Me), Jonas Chernick’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure, The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner, celebrated indie The People I’ve Slept With and Matt Bissonnette’s Genie-nominated Who Loves the Sun starring Molly Parker and Adam Scott.

In addition to individual project consulting Ruth is a story analyst for the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Screenwriting and Directing Labs. She is also a screenwriting advisor for Project Involve, Film Independent’s signature diversity program, where she helps develop short film scripts. Many have gone on to win awards and play at festivals around the world. In addition Ruth is a story advisor for Film Independent’s Screenwriter and Director Labs as well as the Global Media Makers program, a joint venture with the US State Department involving filmmakers from the Middle East. As part of this program Ruth recently led a screenwriting workshop in Abu Dhabi.

Ruth is also an advisor and mentor for the Whistler Film Festival Praxis Screenwriters Lab held annually in British Columbia and screenwriting mentor for the prestigious RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Ruth is an experienced instructor and presenter and has given seminars at The Great American Pitchfest, Screenwriters World Conference West, Scriptwriters Network, The Writer’s Store (workshops and webinars), On the Page Podcast, International Screenwriters Association, and at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival including Scene & Heard and Framed West as well as DIGICOM a digital storytelling program for teens in Palm Springs, CA, where she annually hosts a filmmaking symposium for over 400 students.

Ruth is available for story editing, script consulting and screenwriting workshops and can be reached at Ruth’s website and blog is at and she can be found tweeting regularly at @ruth_atkinson.

Earlier Event: March 22
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Later Event: March 22
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