Screenplay Writing

Margaret Price

Attorney/screenwriter Margaret Price is an honors graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. While an attorney with Disney’s Shamrock Corp.’s ABC affiliate in Lexington, Price became active in child advocacy. A case involving an Appalachian child convinced her to change her career path and move to London where she studied Screenplay Writing at the University of London (a BBC & Univ. of Ca./Berkley program). Price wrote the award-winning screenplay AN UNGENTLE TRUTH that attracted Desmond Wilcox, then head of BBC Drama. The script won the Minneapolis-St. Paul Screenlabs Competition and was produced into a hard-hitting film.  THE DOVE AND THE DANDELION won Honors in the Louisville Film Festival. Adapted into a stage-play, DOVE AND DANDELION was presented at the National Juvenile Justice Conference and toured nation-wide. From London, Price moved to Los Angeles where she studied Advanced Screenplay Writing at the American Film Institute and after selling scripts for film and television, joined the Writers Guild. Other awards and screenplays quickly followed. LOOKING FOR MRS. SANTA CLAUS won second place in San Francisco’s Practical Paradox Contest. (Also adapted into both a children’s book and a produced musical).  THE TEARS OF THE SILVER LIONS, a Nicholls quarter-finalist. THE WONDER FIVE, about the1928 Carr Creek basketball team, was initially optioned by Alex Rose Productions with Ashley Judd attached as director. BELLE BREZING, stage-play, inspired by the real life character Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind, was presented at the NY National Opera Theatre. (Winning screenplay in WildSound Festival, Toronto. CHILLIPOP, was a finalist in Creative Lex Screenplay Competition. MIRAGE, a semi-finalist in the Nashville Screenplay Festival. Price’s book, BELLE BREZING was optioned by Laura Bell Bundy to pitch as a film and/or TV mini-series. SMILEY PETE, a children’s book, was awarded a Carnegie Center grant, Lawyers Reading to Children.

  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Addl Info:

    Register now for Screenplay Writing.

  • Meets On:
        Thursday, September 28
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:

With Margaret Price.

We will explore the essential elements and joy of writing a screenplay for film production. Designed for anyone who has ever considered writing a screenplay – adapting a story into a script – or who is simply curious about the power of the story in movies, this workshop is an invitation to begin the process of writing your most compelling, imaginative and inspiring screenplay. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]