congrats to aaron speiser on his recent academy award winning work with will smith on the set of king richard

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Script Breakdown

Taught by Alexa Alemanni

This class is for EVERY actor. Your job is to be reading scripts- and when you understand better how to break a script down, your work improves. Alexa Alemanni is a professional screenwriter for TV and film- she also acted in a recurring role on one of the best-written TV shows in history, MAD MEN. You don't want to miss this class.
ALEXA ALEMANNI started her career as an actor, working in independent features, as well as hit shows such as Masters of Sex, Lucifer, The West Wing & more; she’s most well known for playing Allison on the Emmy winning AMC Drama Mad Men for four seasons, for which she won a SAG Award.
As a writer, she launched her career with the pilot Appletown, which landed on the Tracking Board’s Young & Hungry List. On the television side, with her writing partner, she staffed on TNT’s hit show The Librarians and sold their pilot: Mansfield Park to Tornante Media.
On the feature side, her and her writing partner wrote Something Blue, the sequel to the breakout hit Something Borrowed (Kate Hudson) for Black Label Media, as well as the book adaptation of Serpent’s Bite by Warren Adler (War of the Roses) with Grey Eagle Films.
As a producer she has overseen and/or produced ten shorts, one of which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and is in active development on two micro-budget features. 
Alexa is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting at USC, she teaches screenwriting at the New York Film Academy for both BFA & MFA students and runs her own writing studio: Bad Pitch Writers Lab, with 100 ongoing students. 

Next classes start:

October 6,  2023

class time:

11am – 1pm PDT, Fridays in October 

Limited to 16 students.


$125 for 4 WEEKS for Studio Members
$175 for 4 WEEKS for Non-Studio Members


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Academy award winning work

Aaron Speiser worked with Will Smith in both pre-production and on set for the entirety of his award winning performance in King Richard.

Aaron has been working with Will for over 20 years— his performance in King Richard earned him an Oscar for Best Actor as well as a SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, and Golden Globe.