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November 18, 2020 – November 21, 2020

Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-8:30pm | Saturday 11am-1pm | 3 sessions

Instructor: Randall Jahnson, Ashwini Prasad

Location: Online

Inclusivity and Your Script

This workshop explores approaches for creating and depicting authentic diverse characters in film and TV. Through a lively mix of lecture, peer and instructor feedback, and interactive breakout rooms, you’ll learn how to make your storytelling more inclusive. Topics include where and how to research; portrayals in historical, contemporary, and futuristic contexts; decolonizing Hollywood; character revelation through behavior; and advancing the narrative. Homework will be assigned so prepare to spend at least one hour after each session on your project.

Dates: Wednesday, November 18 | Thursday, November 19 | Saturday, November 21 | 3 sessions
Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-8:30pm | Saturday 11am-1pm |
Instructors: Randall Jahnson and Ashwini Prasad
Age: This class is for students age 18 years and older.


This class is taught online via Zoom and is limited to 20 students.

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Information on tuition assistance and scholarships is located HERE.


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The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.