Tuesday, October 24
Workshop"Creating Memorable Characters"
3:30-5:15pm: College Hall 208
What makes memorable characters memorable and how do you create them? Students will explore some of the tools screenwriters use to develop rounded and compelling characters, character biographies and more.

MARYA COHN is the award winning writer/director of the feature film, The Girl in the Book, starring Emily Van Camp and Michael Nyqvist. 
Her short film, Developingstarring Natalie Portman and Frances Conroy, screened at Sundance, won grand prizes at the Belgian Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Court Métrage and the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival, and aired on The Sundance Channel and Channel 13’s Reel NY. She has directed plays at The Here Theater, Rattlestick Theater, Dixon Place, Vital Theater, HB Playwrights’ Foundation and Theater, The Women’s Project, New Georges, NADA 45, and the playwrights’ unit at EST. Marya also teaches screenwriting. She received her MFA from NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and her BA from Harvard University, where she won the Louis B. Sudler Award for Achievement in the Arts.