A 3-Day In-Person Workshop for Writers on

cinematic storytelling

with Mark W. Travis

Dates: Friday-Sunday, December 8-10, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day

Place: Honolulu, Hawaii

 Fee: before November 17: $547 – After November 17: $597

How many times has somebody said to you,
“Wow, your story should be a movie.”
How many times have you thought,
“Wouldn’t it be great if I could turn this into a film.”
And how many times have you wondered
“Who can help me do that?”

Welcome to

Your Story-Your Movie


 The first steps in adapting your story to the visual medium of film include:

  • Know what your story’s core theme is
  • Story Structure, Analysis and Breakdown
  • Character Development and Character Arc
  • Visualization and Character Constellation
  • Conflict and Contradiction
  • Dialogue and Subtext
  • The Power of Staging
  • The Power of the Prop
  • Soundscaping and more…

Once you’ve completed this workshop, you’ll be eligible to join Mark Travis in developing your story into a compelling screenplay and further workshopping it with actors under Mark’s direction.

Mark Travis Workshop

Filmmakers around the world regard MARK W. TRAVIS as the most outstanding teacher and consultant on the art of film directing. His clients include Academy Award winners and nominees. Having won over 30 directorial awards, Mark Travis is best known for writing, developing and directing the famed crime drama, “A Bronx Tale,” the film rights of which were acquired by Robert DeNiro.

“If it wasn’t for the creative genius of Mark Travis, A Bronx Tale would never exist.” Chazz Palminteri

Mark Travis is the author of the #1 bestseller, DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS: The Creative Collaboration between Directors, Writers and Actors, which many consider their “bible” on the art of film directing.

His second book, THE FILM DIRECTOR’S BAG OF TRICKS: Get What You Want from Writers and Actors, is one of the top ten “must read!” books recommended by the Directors Guild of America.

“If you are a writer and you want to ensure that your script is compelling enough to attract the best directors, actors, and producers you MUST consult with Mark. He brought my script to an entirely new level.” – Donna Sozio, Bestselling Author, The Man Whisperer.


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