Dispatches from Quarantine – Screenwriting Workshop

How has the Coronavirus Pandemic and its surrounding cultural turbulence affected a generation of creative writers, including the tv, streaming, and films of our culture? How will it continue to affect storytelling and screenwriting in the shared reality of our culture for the ages to come?

In this online screenwriting workshop hosted by Screenwriter, Professor and Producer Michelle Amor, we will explore these ideas in our own writing as well as have a dialogue about how the events of the last few years influence our storytelling when developing and writing scripts. She will also cover techniques for pitching during a pandemic.

For more info about the Dispatches from Quarantine Project, visit: https://dispatchesfromquarantine.com


August 26, 2023


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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Michelle Amor


Michelle Amor

MICHELLE AMOR sold her second TV show, PG COUNTY, along with Lionsgate and Mary J. Blige’s Blue Butterfly Productions to Lifetime in January 2023, and her first TV show, THE HONORABLE to BET/Viacom CBS in March 2020. The Honorable first sold to the CBS Network in 2019. Co-created with Everybody Hates Chris’s Ali LeRoi, the political drama is produced by Dr. Phil’s Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Studios. Michelle previously co-wrote PLAYIN’ FOR LOVE, directed by and starring Robert Townsend, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Jenifer Lewis, wrote OF BOYS & MEN starring Academy® Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett, and co-produced and co-wrote the documentary feature film TUPAC SHAKUR: BEFORE I WAKE. A proud and active member of the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), she served four elected terms as co-chair of the Committee of Black Writers (CBW) and in June 2020, penned an open letter titled Dear Hollywood addressing systemic racism that went viral. A passionate Clinical Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, she previously taught at UCLA, Chapman U., CSUN, and AFI. She received her B.A. in Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College, Chicago, and her M.F.A. in Theater, Film, and Television from UCLA, and in April 2020, she was honored in Variety’s Entertainment Education Impact Issue as a "top educator around the globe". Michelle currently resides in Westchester, CA with her family, but her heart will always belong to her hometown of Chicago.

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