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Only a few seats left for Storytelling and Screenwriting Workshop!

Join us for our NEW Storytelling and Screenwriting Workshops.

Venue: VisionPulse Creative Event and Meeting Center

4 week Workshop Series- $115

The goal of this workshop is for the participants to get the basic ideas of how to create better stories in films by developing the inner conflicts of their characters into the script.

Throughout the course of the workshop various topics will be covered including feasibility, plot structure, character development, story versus plot, marketability of your script, coverage etc.

Participants will be encouraged to complete a short script over the course of the workshop or make significant progress on feature scripts.

Completed scripts will be given opportunities to be pitched to filmmakers at future pitchfests, pitch competitions and producer meetings offered through the Film Consortium San Diego.

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Please bring writing devices such as notebooks, laptops or pen and paper with you to this workshop.

DATES of Workshop Series

Monday January 27, 6-9
Monday February 3, 6-9
Monday February 10, 6-9
Monday February 24, 6-9
(skipping Feb 17 due to President's day)


Nathan Young is a speaking coach and storytelling mentor. Since 2011 he has been the production director at literary arts non-profit, So Say We All, producing their popular monthly VAMP storytelling showcase.

His focus is on organizing live storytelling events for emerging and latent artists in the community. He believes communities grow stronger through shared narratives. The narratives help individuals relate to each other, understand one another and feel a little less alone in the world.

Check out So Say We All:

Jodi Cilley is a long time filmmaker, entrepreneur and educator.  Both a videographer and teacher,  she has over 10 years of experience teaching video production and currently is the lead instructor for the UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center Video and Editing Professional Certificate Program.

She also teaches intro, intermediate and advanced classes at Platt College and The Media Arts Center San Diego.  She has led students in the production of over 30 short documentaries, 20 short films, and a variety of PSA’s, commercials, live event videos and music videos.   She has produced dozens of her own projects including short films, documentaries and commercial projects.

She has a BS in Sociology from Boston College and an MBA with specializations in entrepreneurship and management from San Diego State University.  As a founder and current president of the Film Consortium, San Diego, she is working on building the film community in San Diego and to increase exhibition, education, distribution, employment and funding for local and up and coming film talent.

She is also on the Board of Directors for the Film Consortium Foundation and the Advisory Board for New Media Rights and an avid foodie and traveler.


Martin Gomez is an experienced local screenwriter who has written seven feature films, over thirty short, and has had over a dozen short films produced in the past two years alone. Martin is a member of the Pro Series Alumni, at,  and has also studied the craft locally at San Diego universities. Martin is a regular guest speaker at both UCSD Extension and Media Arts Center's film and writing courses. In 2013, Martin's feature film scripts placed in various screenwriting competitions including a semifinalist (top 2.5%) in the Scriptapalooza international screenwriting competition. While Martin’s main focus remains creating new and exciting stories for the big screen, he also enjoys aiding in the development of young writers through structured tutoring and story development. One of Martin’s main talents is the ability to assist writers, of all experience levels, flush out new stories and help overcome writer’s block.