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.
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ConVal High School/MONIFFJanuary 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.
University of New HampshireMay 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.