Allison Phelan

Allison P.

Alamo, CA

Lesson Details



Allison delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2014

Hey Everyone! I'm Allison. I'm a word-loving, fun-loving writer, screenwriter, poet & playwright, with an MFA in Screenwriting from the New York Film Academy. My articles, short stories & poems have been published in Elephant Journal many times. I've also won 6 screenwriting awards to date, as well as made finalist or quarter finalist in multiple film festivals. I love teaching all levels about the crafts of writing & screenwriting, from beginner to pro. I also love workshopping, giving feedback & helping others develop their budding projects. If you're just beginning, I can help you get started & teach you all the basics! If you're a seasoned writer who is just looking for notes, I can you help you bring your project to the next level where it's ready to submit to festivals, contests & industry players. I look forward to working with you!

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MFA in Screenwriting
Jan 2010 - Jun 2012
New York Film Academy
BA in Philosophy
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Drew University


Jan 2017
Silver Tuna Screenwriting Competition 2016
Second Place
Oct 2016
Vision Fest Screenwriting Competition 2016
Quarter Finalist
Oct 2016
Shriekfest Film Festival
Gold Award
Sep 2016
World Series of Screenwriting Action/Adventure Screenwriting Contest 2016
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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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

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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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