Screenwriting Class with GiGi New

Category: Classes and WorkshopsCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

[September 2012] - Do you an idea for the next great sit-com in your head? Or the draft of a script for a Hollywood blockbuster saved on your computer? Whether you’ve always dreamed of writing a successful screenplay or are just interested in the process, come to New Canaan Library and learn from the best. 

Professional screenplay and television writer Gigi New will present “How to Craft a Screenplay” on Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lamb Room. Join fellow aspiring writers as Gigi outlines the process of turning a storyline, idea or piece of writing into a viable, marketable screenplay.

GiGi New is a film and television writer, as well as a consultant to major names in the industry.  She has written over a dozen scripts and been staffed on sitcoms. She began her career as an assistant on Everybody Loves Raymond, and moved on to writing for the award-winning Nickelodeon family series The Brothers Garcia.  Gigi has since worked for Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls), Wally Wallodarsky, and Maya Forbes (The Larry Sanders Show) on the FOX series The Ortega’s, and has consulted with writer Garrison Keillor on a screenplay.

Gigi has developed features for studios and independent producers, among them: Aqua Entertainment, Gunn Films, The Walt Disney Company, Maya Entertainment, Avalanche Entertainment, and Underground Films. She has written a feature film Charmed and Dangerous, which is to be produced next spring.