Screenwriting Workshop

This award winning, one-of-a-kind program fosters early vocational writing endeavors of students in grades 4 through 8. The Screenwriter’s Workshop provides an environment for dozens of writers to complete their first screenplay (and often their second, third and fourth too).

Students learn the conventions of film industry-standard screenwriting by critically viewing select movies and reading produced scripts. With the engine of their rich imaginations, writers are able to produce an original five-minute narrative screenplay. 

  • Instructor: Tom Hutchinson
  • Winter: January 15 - March 19, 2022
  • Day/time: Saturdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Meriden YMCA Arts Center, 14-16 West Main St.
  • Full Member Fee: $109
  • Program Member Fee: $139
  • For more information contact Carolyn Daniels at

Tom Hutchinson's Bio

Experienced writer, Hollywood past:

  • “Perfect Match” ESPN
  • “The Year in Sports” Weller Productions/syndicated
  • “My Generation” VH1
  • “Animals Are People Too” Bogorad/Wyler Productions
  • “Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics” Andrew Solt Productions/VH1
  • “The Hoop Life” Levinson/Fontana Company, Paramount/Showtime


  • “Birdbath” Jay Thomas Enterprises
  • “The Toastmaster” Joe Cacaci Productions
  • “Except After C” Empera Productions
  • “The Party Guy” Eric Krebs Productions/ Rewrite assignment


  • “Vegas Vows” Kevin Meaney one-man-show, Aspen Comedy Festival, Hasty Pudding Theater/Contemporary Entertainment


  • “Boulevard of Dreams”  Viacom
  • “Rocky Times” White Dog Productions/NBC
  • “Whacked Out” Paramount
  • “Sunset Springs” White Dog Productions/NBC
  • “Jack and Patty Show” White Dog Productions/NBC

Member: Writers Guild of America
Emerson College, Boston.

How to register for programs:

1. If you already have an up to date membership you can register online, by phone at 203.235.6386 or 860.229.3787 or in person at the Meriden YMCA or New Britain YMCA.

2. If you do not have a membership yet or need to update your membership register in person at the Meriden YMCA or New Britain YMCA.

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