As of July 2023, Craft Services has grown past 500 members for the first time. Having been launched at the start of the pandemic in 2020 as a modest Saturday Zoom intended to help and advise a dozen or so recent graduates of Harvard University interested in screenwriting, over the past three years Craft […]
Fresh off winning four Oscars for his movie All Quiet on the Western Front — a historic first for a German-made film, and a revelation for the global entertainment industry — writer/producer/director Edward Berger joined Craft Services for a weekend Zoom to talk to members about creativity, screenwriting, and the art of movies and TV. […]
France-based producer and entrepreneur Prudence Kolong has joined Craft Services to help grow membership and lead partnership efforts across Africa and Europe. Aside from running her company, Yanibes Productions, which produced two Namibian Oscar-selected features in 2022, Prudence consults with SVOD services, filmmakers, festival organizers, film commissioners and industry professionals across the globe. She has […]
Writer, director, and renowned screenwriting instructor Michael Svoboda has joined Craft Services to oversee the platform’s twice-weekly writers’ workshops. Originally from rural Nebraska, Michael has written and directed several short films; worked as a writer on shows for Netflix and other networks; and was the architect of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab, through which […]
Australian producer and screen entrepreneur Carmen Knox has joined Craft Services to help expand and bolster its services to writers in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Melbourne, Carmen has over a decade of experience in scripted development and literary management internationally, as well as serving as a consultant to clients including the Australian Writers […]
Uganda-based producer and executive Vanessa Kihuguru has joined Craft Services to guide outreach and support efforts for the benefit of emerging writers across Africa. A former construction project manager and engineer, Vanessa is the CEO of Bad Mama Jama Films, a multimedia storytelling production studio in Kampala. She also served from 2020 to 2021 as […]
Craft Services has forged a partnership with Get Lit, the groundbreaking literacy program founded in 2006 by Executive Director Diane Luby Lane that uses spoken word and poetry to provide creative outlets, community, and work experience to underserved students throughout Los Angeles (https://www.getlit.org). Select members of the Get Lit community interested in careers in movies […]
46 members from countries across the world sent in pilot scripts and screenplays for professional consideration in the first of Craft Services’ bi-yearly submission processes. Of the incoming projects, five (5) scripts were selected to be forwarded to the Black List and were awarded free subscriptions to the Black List as well as no-cost evaluations […]
The worldwide membership of Craft Services has now expanded to more than 300 people for the first time. Current membership includes emerging writers and directors from across the U.S. and in Mexico, Canada, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Burundi, South Africa, Iceland, and beyond.
Franklin Leonard and his world-famous Black List have offered, for select members of Craft Services who have completed outstanding pilots and/or screenplays, to grant a free monthly membership to The Black List (https://blcklst.com) as well as a free script evaluation and feedback from professional Black List readers.