Intensive writing seminars and workshops that focus on character development, show format, and ready your script for production.

Program Description
StorieArc is a 1-day intensive writing workshop led by Catalyst approved writing professionals that gives creators a process for getting your script ready for production. Topics covered: character creation, project formats, plot development, and more information to ensure your script is ready to shoot and present to potential buyers.


  • Available for free to Catalyst subscribers who have registered for, or already completed, the Exposition and FirstLight seminars. (subscribe here)

  • Non-subscribers may also register to attend for a $375 fee. (register here)

Registration & Seminar Selection

First come, first serve in order of registration. Priority selection will be given in order of registration when the complete calendar is announced and available for enrollment in March. (read more details)

Festival Requirement

Creators are NOT required to submit for Storieroad in order for their project to be considered for festival screening acceptance. Please note: festival acceptance does NOT include network notes and/or marketplace executive meetings. Festival acceptance means you receive a screening only. If you want to be eligible for executives meetings, you must complete portions of the Storieroad process as detailed below.

Network Notes Meeting Requirement

Creators are required to complete the Exposition & FirstLight steps of Storieroad to be considered for a network notes session.

Marketplace Requirement

Creators are required to complete the Exposition, FirstLight, and StorieArc steps of Storieroad to be considered for marketplace executive meetings.

Maximum 20 participants per seminar.


  • Duluth, MN (in-person)

  • Los Angeles, CA (in-person)

  • New York, NY (in-person)

  • Online (if unable to attend in person)

  • More in-person locations to be added soon.


StorieArc workshops are held multiple times from April-August 2020. Exact dates and signups to be announced in February. More workshops to be added as necessary. Everyone who registers will have the opportunity to attend.


  • Free for Catalyst subscribers. (subscribe here)

  • $375 fee for non-subscribers. (register here)

  • Travel and lodging are not included and are the responsibility of the participant.





Contact us:

(218) 208-0140

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1

Duluth, MN 55801

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