Screenwriting & Directing with Desiree Akhavan
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $12.50 members/ $25 non-members
In this two hour online workshop, Desiree Akhavan will share insights into her career development, and how to create successful queer content in an industry & country that is “terrified of female sexuality.” We will have an opportunity to analyze a scene from one of her films, as she takes us from concept, to writing, to the finished scene, discussing the writing as well as directing processes. Participants will also be able to ask Akhavan questions directly.
Desiree Akhavan is the writer, director, and producer of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and starts Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane. Her feature film debut, Appropriate Behavior, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. She was also commissioned to write, direct, and star in the television show, The Bisexual.
Akhavan, whose work has centered queer female stories was named one of the Pride50 “trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people.”