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Film and TV Programs

Get paired with a Hollywood mentor and receive $10,000 to write, produce and shoot your original short film.

A paid three-month internship with leading production companies, working for movers and shakers in the industry.

A Film & TV Lab for Documentarians. Filmmakers can receive up to $90,000 to put toward their project.

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A storytelling in Film and  Television workshop featuring you and 25 screenwriters, producers, executives and talent representatives.

CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS

Come to Los Angeles and spend an entire weekend developing your work with successful novelists, nonfiction authors, publishers, and literary agents. Hotel and airfare on us!

Cinder is an online writing group that pairs you up with a professional author to receive advice, creative critique, and career guidance.

The MFA Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $4,000 for authors pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts.

The Nexus Extended

Cinder Quarterly magazine is the Netflix of new authors. This collection of binge-worthy short stories contains a wide variety of styles, genres, and serialized short works from emerging fiction writers, memoirists, and essayists.

Smash Cut Culture brings diverse voices and ideas to an examination of pop culture, with a special emphasis on movies, TV and online video.

Taliesin Nexus is now judging submissions for the inaugural 2018 season of the SmashCut Screenplay Competition.  Winners announced in fall 2018.

FEATURED SMASHCUT FILMS
FEATURED FACULTY
Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Producer / Writer – NBC’s The Blacklist; HBO’s Carnivale

Daisy Gardner

Daisy Gardner

Writer - South Park; 30 Rock; Californication

Mark Swift

Mark Swift

Writer - Friday the 13th; Freddy v. Jason; Baywatch (2017);

Bill Marsilii

Bill Marsilii

Screenwriter, Déjà Vu starring Denzel Washington, Wind in the Willows

 

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