2021 VIRTUAL RETREAT
Like the 2020 TV and feature retreats, the 2021 TV retreat will be virtual due to the pandemic. Retreat attendees receive three one-on-one, hour and a half sessions with CineStory mentors during which they can discuss everything from the project they submitted for feedback to jump starting their writing careers. For an additional fee, retreat attendees also have the option to add a fourth mentor session.
The virtual retreat also will include our unique informal sessions, comedy and drama writers’ rooms, one-on-one mentor meetings, virtual happy hours, writers’ hangout rooms with mentor AMAs, and a lunchtime guest speaker series.
Our goal is to create as valuable and collaborative an environment as our usual in-person retreat.
TESTIMONIALS FROM 2020 VIRTUAL TV RETREAT ATTENDEES:
“Despite all things 2020, I able to come out of the virtual Cinestory equipped with exactly what I had hoped an in-person retreat would’ve provided: mentors with whom I genuinely connected and a supportive, brilliant community of writers.” Greg Fortier
“I’m so inspired and impressed by the quality of mentors and panelists that gave their time to the retreat. And I’m beyond thrilled with the connections I made- from the organizers to the mentors to my fellow attendees. I came away with new knowledge and a new writing community.” Rachel Hroncich
“This event was massively worthwhile despite being moved online and really helped to reignite my momentum. The script I thought was ‘finished’ now has meaningful, actionable changes to be made thanks to the insightful and detailed advice of mentors.” Mel Evans
“It’s an intensive retreat where you’re living, breathing and absorbing all things TV writing. From deep one-on-one sessions with mentors to mock writing rooms that felt almost real, from inspiring seminars with writers and industry professionals to happy hours and TV trivia competitions, it was incredibly informative and just so much fun. I came away inspired to write and brimming with ideas and new connections.” Randi Barros