Meditative Writing creator Jess Hinds has mentored writers working on dozens of shows including MINDHUNTER, WEST WORLD, MAD MEN, LEVERAGE, CONSTANTINE, BROAD CITY, SNL, THE GOLDBERGS, BLUE BLOODS, GAME OF THRONES, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, OCTOBER FACTION, WATCHMEN, HIGH MAINTENANCE and more. Not to mention filmmakers who have seen their work place or win at Sundance, Austin Film Festival, Nicholl's Fellowship, Humanitas, as well as be nominated at the Emmys, the Oscars, and the Tonys.
We keep our average class size around 6-8 writers to ensure personal attention and optimum participation. We heavily curate feedback (if the class involves feedback) so you never will get annoying ego-driven notes from other writers. Jess is very enthusiastic and fantastic at meeting you where you are at before helping you move forward. So you won't need to worry about someone intimidating you or going off on an unhelpful lecture. But she will likely make some bad dad-jokes and puns. If you want to work with someone who truly cares about the voices of new artists, is passionate and madly in love with the art of teaching, and dedicated the psychology of the writer, the character, the reader, the producer, and the audience... we think you'll enjoy these workshops.
"Do this, it will make you feel less afraid and like you can work again. Jess has gotten me through some very severe, severe blocks. So these tools are valuable throughout your entire career. they are professional tools. "
- Carly Wray, MADMEN, MINDHUNTER, WESTWORLD