Mr. Benest has taught for many years at The American Film Institute and UCLA Extension,with numerous credits in film and television, including:
Hungry Hearts,” an independent film he wrote and produced. 

GLENN INKS EXERCISE FOR NEW SCREENWRITING BOOK

Glenn joins the industry’s best writers and instructors in this essential handbook, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Read Glenn’s chapter on writing horror films.   Glenn has written two films for acclaimed horror director Wes Craven.

To purchase this book, please go to:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039916555X/ref=pe_375410_113091610_em_1p_0_ti

 

SUCCESSES:

A writing team from the Tuesday night group just had their comedy screenplay “Game  Boy,” optioned by the Charlie Sheen/Emilio Estevez Company.  The screenplay is now getting packaged and will go out to buyers soon.

A writer in my Monday night group had his screenplay, “Brackish Water,” picked up Inkcrayon Pictures and producer Benjamin Frieberg

 

NEW BENEST INTERVIEW ON “KATIE CHATS”:

Watch interview with Glenn discussing his professional screenwriting workshops:

 

LATEST LIVE EVENT:

Glenn was just interviewed on a podcast for the International Screenwriters Association.  To listen to this interviews please click on the following link:

http://curiouscity.com/003-curious-about-filmmaking-glenn-benest-on-how-working-with-wes-craven-launched-his-career/#more-459


ON FACEBOOK:

Join Glenn’s screenwriting group by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretsofscreenwriting/

He sends out a post every Saturday on some aspect of screenwriting.  The group also gives information on screenwriting competitions, new opportunities, companies looking for scripts, etc.

 

 

 

 

Writer Resources:

The Scriptwriters Network
David S. Freeman
Done Deal
Theatre tickets and information for London’s West End Theatres

 

 

GLENN’S LATEST PROJECT: 

‘Niloofar’ premiered at the American Film Institute’s International Film Festival and will screen at the Cannes Film Festival as well.

Niloofar Website:
www.niloofar-lefilm.com

In! Magazine Interviews Glenn Benest About His Independent Film.

“The film is about four zany Beverly Hills women who kidnap a chef for a wild and mysterious week-end…”

 

Classes are limited to a maximum of seven writers. 

His private workshops have launched numerous feature films including:

“Scream”

“Event Horizon”

“Andre”

“Teaching Mrs. Tingle”

“The Howling Reborn”

“Niloofar”

Other former students have gone on to work on such series as:

“Dexter”

“The Following”‘

“Vampire Diaries”

“Providence”

One student has just finished a screenplay assignment for Sony Pictures: “How To Make Money,” and another has just had his original screenplay, “Fantasmagoria,” optioned by David Foster Productions.

Classes are limited to a maximum of seven writers.

Your work is read every week in the manner of a staged reading.  Mr Benest has now formed a relationship with Simmons & Scott Entertainment, a management company, where works are read by professional actors to an invited audience.

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