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Use myĀ real-world journey from the Newsroom to the Writers' RoomĀ to find your own pathway to Hollywood.

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Sylvia L. Jones

Sylvia L. Jones is the inspired writer behind such shows as Starz’s Power Book IV: Force, Showtime’s The Chi, and Ava DuVernay’s Cherish the Day on OWN. She also developed and penned the script to the Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott produced television biopic, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.

 

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"Sylvia is open and transparent. She's doing everything she can to bring others along with her." 

- Linda Lorelle

Former News Anchor

"I enjoy Sylvia as a presenter. She has a great personality and I feel inspired."

- Jenni Lamb

Writer

"Sylvia's conference has been a gold mine. Professional and down to earth."

- Latasha Lee

Writer

The 3rd Annual

Sounds Like Joy Writers' Retreat and Workshop is Coming Soon in August 2024!Ā 

Chicago's hottest summertime writers' retreat is back for more networking, fun and insightful lessons that can help youĀ takeĀ your career to new heights!

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OUR COURSES

From Here to Hollywood

Carve out the screenwriting career you desire with our easy to follow digital course collection.

I WANT A CAREER AS A WRITER

Sylvia L. Jones shares techniques that you can apply to jumpstart your screenwriting career.

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CRAFT A PHENOMENAL STORY

Learn how you can take your screenplay from good to great with character and structure.

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PITCH LIKE A PRO

Learn the 7 elements of pitching your big script or movie idea to producers and studio execs.

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KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

Learn how to get the best out of a deal for your book or other material that you would like to see on the silver screen.

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