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A TALENT AND STORY DEVELOPMENT STUDIO

Film and TV Programs

Develop, write and produce a short film or proof-of-concept with experienced Hollywood mentors and a $10,000 budget.

Receive a $20,000 grant to produce a short doc, with the chance at $65,000 more in grants.

A paid three-month fellowship as an intern with a production company or as a writing fellow developing your next project.

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!

TalNexus Writing Groups connects with peers and professional authors 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 Q, a literary anthology, 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.

The CFC is a one-of-a-kind LA based film contest. Collaborate with other filmmakers to make a short film for the chance to be seen by industry decision makers & win over $12,000 in prizes!

The TalNexus Screenplay Competition is home of The John Milius Screenwriting Award.

FEATURED SMASHCUT FILMS
FEATURED FACULTY
Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

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

Sara Anne Fox

Sara Anne Fox

Story Consultant, Fmr. Dev Exec - My Favorite Year, Quest for Fire

Daisy Gardner

Daisy Gardner

Writer - South Park; 30 Rock; Californication

Erica Beeney

Erica Beeney

Writer, Producer - Captive State

Mark Swift

Mark Swift

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

Paul Guay

Paul Guay

Writer - Liar Liar, The Little Rascals

Bill Marsilii

Bill Marsilii

Screenwriter, Déjà Vu

 

Dean Batali

Dean Batali

Writer - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That 70s Show

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