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Act One has extended the application deadline for its four-week summer screenwriting program through April 8, 2005. The ACT ONE: WRITING FOR HOLLYWOOD program, which takes place in Hollywood July 8 through August 6, prepares writers for careers in mainstream film and television.

The WRITING FOR HOLLYWOOD faculty is made up of a volunteer corps of the industrys top writers and producers, including Dean Batali (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “That 70s Show”), Barbara Hall (“Joan of Arcadia”), David McFadzean (“Home Improvement,” “What Women Want”), and Ralph Winter (“X-Men,” “Fantastic Four”). The program is intensive, lasting four weeks, 30-40 hours per week, and covering: the craft of writing (story structure, genre, character, formatting, etc.); how Hollywood works (what writers need to know about the industry); ethical and spiritual issues writers must consider; plus screenings and discussions with some very special guest speakers. Visit for more information.

ACT ONE, INC. is a nonprofit organization founded to train people of faith for careers in mainstream film and television.