Allison Phelan

Allison P.

San Jose, CA

About Allison P.

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Allison teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: September 2014
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Hey Everyone! I'm Allison. I'm a philosophizing, word-loving, adventurous screenwriter, poet & playwright, with an MFA in Screenwriting from the New York Film Academy. I've been published in Elephant Journal many times & I've won 4 screenwriting awards to date, as well as made finalist or quarter finalist in multiple film festivals. I love teaching about the craft of screenwriting for all levels from beginner to pro. I also love workshopping, giving notes & helping others develop & bring their projects to the next level where they'll be ready to submit to festivals, contests & industry players. I look forward to teaching & working with you!


MFA in Screenwriting

Jan 2010 - Jun 2012
New York Film Academy

BA in Philosophy

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Drew University


Quarter Finalist

Oct 2016
Shriekfest Film Festival

Official Selection and Quarter Finalist

Sep 2016
Austin Revolution Film Festival

Top-Five Finalist

Apr 2016
New Jersey Film Festival

Top-Ten Finalist

Mar 2016
Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Bronze Award

Jul 2015
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest - Horror Competition

Official Finalist

Sep 2012
New York Screenplay Contest

Official Finalist

Aug 2012
Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Aloha Accolade Award

Oct 2011
Honolulu Film Festival
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7 Reviews on Allison P.

Charles Oct 19, 2016
Screenwriting · In home
Allison and I worked on a screenplay together which won an award. The process by which that screenplay was written, is the interesting part. Allison shared many different ways that she uses to create the world of the story and then fill it with characters. She easily explains how interactions and dialogue can be elevated, in order to pull an audience member into the story. I have never seen such a unique and easy to follow writing style as Allison shared with me.

Enjoy creating with a true creator.

Charles Van Loucks
Mark Oct 16, 2016
Creative Writing · In studio
Allison sees things, creates scenes, personifies purity in her writing that can only be described as singularly unique! Personally, she helped me to expand my vision, redirect ANYTHING from my past or present toward creative expression and ultimately made me a better poet, script writer and professional entertainer. You could not find a more caring, enthusiastic and easy-going teacher!
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Debbie Oct 14, 2016
Screenwriting · Online
Allison is such an inspiration. You'll love working with her and having her energy and knowledge enlighten you!
Alina Oct 14, 2016
Screenwriting · Online
Allison is such a talent, so motivated and driven. She will inspire you to hone your ideas and support you as you build your script. She is always writing. Always. And that alone inspires me to keep on writing. :)
Richard Oct 14, 2016
I've received amazing and deeply thought feedback from Allison on a script I have struggled with. She is insightful and knows how to cut to the core of a problem.
Carol Oct 13, 2016
Screenwriting · Online
Allison is a very gifted screenwriter who has many insights in the craft of writing. She is friendly and helpful and gives critiques in a tactful way.
Teri Oct 13, 2016
Screenwriting · Online
This girl knows stuff!! Deeply curious, insightful and passionate!
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