William Nedved

William N.

Los Angeles, CA
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I will read your writing for constructive criticism and next-steps.

About William N.

Whether you're an actor, writer or simply interested in expressing yourself through the power of the performing arts, I will help you tell YOUR STORY on stage and screen.

I'm the co-founder of The Gift Theatre Company of Chicago, and have worked at the Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf Theatre, Amazon Studios, and the acclaimed ABC/Disney Television show "Ugly Betty." I have Masters degrees in both Playwriting and Screenwriting, and extensive experience with script development.

In our lessons we'll set a working schedule for YOU to tell the stories ONLY YOU can tell. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will establish reachable GOALS to take your project from the page to the stage.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am able to provide a laptop with Final Draft Scriptwriting Software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I am able to provide a laptop with Final Draft Scriptwriting Software.

*** Specialties ***
William Nedved is the co-founder of The Gift Theatre Company of Chicago, where his play Body + Blood premiered in the summer of 2015. He is also a member of the Playwrights Union and the Skylight Theatre PlayLab, where his play The Avenue of Saints is being developed. Full-length play productions Northwest Highway (The Gift; 2011 Steinberg/ATCA nomination); Fact & Fiction (Elephant Theatre, Los Angeles; The Gift); crying, waiting, hoping (Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series); A Young Man in Pieces and County Fair (The Gift); The Three-Way(The Gift Sydney); The Two of You (The University of Iowa); and See Through You (Nuffield Theatre, England.) He also adapted Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author as‘6’ for The Gift. His short play Kid was awarded “Best Production” at Collaboraction’s Sketchbook 2009. Against the Grain was part of the 1997 Young Playwrights, Inc. Summer Festival. Fate, an original musical, was awarded the inaugural 1997 Leonard Bernstein ‘Learning through the Arts’ Interdisciplinary Scholarship through Scholastic, Inc. A Young Man in Pieces and the short plays American Idolatry and Father Nature are published by Heuer. He also contributed the screenplay for the 8 Players short All Tomorrow’s Parties (filmed in one, continuous tracking shot), which premiered at The ArtHouse Sydney and was screened at the 2002 Los Angeles Short Film Festival. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa; an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of New South Wales – Sydney; and an MFA in Film and Television Writing from the University of Southern California, where his MFA drama pilot thesis Hearts & Minds won the 2009 Josh Schwartz Award.

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Camilo Delgadillo
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Feedback was great. I especially appreciate the criticism and suggestions - almost as though you have your own personal writing instructor at the end of your fingertips.Thank you so much for your time and services!

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Alexandra W.
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I worked with William last year, and it was such an incredible learning experience. He is a fabulous teacher; I was always so inspired by his work and his passion.

Posted Jul 20, 2016

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Experience

Story Analyst
Mar 2012 - Present

Amazon Studios

Education

MFA, Film & Television Writing
Aug 2007 - May 2009

University of Southern California

Theater Arts: Playwriting
Sep 1997 - May 2001

University of Iowa

Languages

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Semi-Finalist
Oct 2016

FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

NORTHWEST HIGHWAY, Nominee
Aug 2014

American Theater Critics Association Steinberg Award

Leonard Bernstein "Learning Through The Arts" Scholarship
May 1997

Scholastic, Inc

Affiliations

Dramatists Guild, The
Aug 1997
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

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