New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Dana Biscotti Myskowski

A published author, and an award-winning screenwriter and producer, Dana Biscotti Myskowski has worked with students from elementary school to college, and led presentations for film festivals and writers' groups. Workshops can run as short as an hour to as long as several days, even a full semester, and can be customized to an organization's needs.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
The Emmy-nominated & multiple-award-winning Public Service Announcement (PSA) I produced for Big Sisters of Rhode Island as part of the 7-Day PSA Competition sponsored by Flickers.
A video project I produced and co-wrote.
One of several seven-minute videos I wrote and produced for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire.
While I've won or placed in several screenplay competitions, Shore Scripts has put together a nice page that features the top five screenwriters. Scroll down to see the description of my script, "Niki Sweet Talk Moves."
To see more of my background, please visit my website's Resume page.
My website lists my various accomplishments.
Read about the novel on my website.

I Have Worked With

  • January 2017

    I worked with high school screenwriters in a Monadock International Film Festival-affiliated program to help the students learn the basics of writing a short screenplay. I have led two groups through the process--in January through March 2015 and again in 2017. Classes were held at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough. The first time I worked with MONIFF, we arranged four three-hour Saturday classes, which allowed students from beyond the ConVal region to join us. In 2017 I led a series of 15 40-minute classes, twice a week, skipping vacation and testing weeks. The end result for both classes was that each student had the opportunity to submit a rewritten screenplay to me, which I judged with a jury to determine the best student script. The winning scribe received a cash prize presented by the festival organizers.

  • May 2015

    I taught as an adjunct at UNH-Manchester, the university system's commuter campus, for more than a decade. Classes included Introduction to Screenwriting, Advanced Scriptwriting (both TV and Film), Media Writing, and Image & Sound. I developed original content for each class. I also pitched and created all the advanced scriptwriting courses and the Media Writing class, which was adopted by the department. In addition, I helped several students in a one-on-one mentorship as they worked on projects such as comic book writing and illustrating, memoir writing, penning the dramatic radio series, and more. I also oversaw several internship placements. 

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Dana
Job Title/Position: 
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright
Physical Address: 
Henniker, NH 03242
Last Name: 
Biscotti Myskowski

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Fiction
Literature - Non-Fiction
Media - General
Media - Film
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Radio
Media - Television
Media - Video
Theater - Playwriting
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New Hampshire Arts Education Roster
Education: 
Goddard College, MFA in Creative Writing (Screenwriting), 2008
UCLA, Professional Certificate in Screenwriting (June 2000)
Awards: 
Emmy nominated (regional) for a Public Service Announcement I produced.
Fourth Place & Quartfinalist, Shore Script Screenwriting Competitions, 2013 & 2015
Winner, Women Only Project, (One of Five Awardees), 2015
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
I am happy to work with schools and groups to address the particular needs of students who wish to learn screenwriting. I've not worked with anyone with low-vision or partial sight that I am aware of, but am willing to do so as necessary. Please feel free to let me know how I can help. Thank you.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Literature
Media
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
MFA in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Goddard College, 2008
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500