Write Now Challenge Webcast with Actor, Screenwriting Coach & Executive at Whitewater Films, Sarah J. Cornelius

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Sarah Cornelius is an Actor, Screenwriting Coach, and Executive at Whitewater Films. She made her screen debut in the acclaimed short film LEAVE YOU IN ME. Her vulnerably raw work in the film garnered her Best Actress Award wins at the NYC PictureStart Film Festival and LA's Show Off Your Short Film Festival. She's guest starred on numerous television series and recently appeared in a supporting role in the Lifetime TV movie DESPERATE WIDOWS. On the producing side, Whitewater Films recently released their latest film, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR with Jon Bernthal, which was produced by Rick Rosenthal and developed by Sarah. Last year, they premiered their feature Thriller THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR on the premium streaming platform SHUDDER. In 2019, they released STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN starring Billy Crystal & Ben Schwartz with first-time director Matt Ratner. Whitewater's film, THE LAST SHIFT premiered at Sundance 2020 with two time Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins. In addition they produced FIRST GIRL I LOVED (Sundance winner), HALFWAY THERE (Sundance Episodic Showcase winner), SMALL ENGINE REPAIR (SXSW premiere). Full Bio »

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Sarah Cornelius is an Actor, Screenwriting Coach, and Executive at Whitewater Films. She made her screen debut in the acclaimed short film LEAVE YOU IN ME. Her vulnerably raw work in the film garnered her Best Actress Award wins at the NYC PictureStart Film Festival and LA's Show Off Your Short Film Festival. She's guest starred on numerous television series and recently appeared in a supporting role in the Lifetime TV movie DESPERATE WIDOWS. On the producing side, Whitewater Films recently released their latest film, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR with Jon Bernthal, which was produced by Rick Rosenthal and developed by Sarah.

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Sarah Cornelius is an Actor, Screenwriting Coach, and Executive at Whitewater Films. She made her screen debut in the acclaimed short film LEAVE YOU IN ME. Her vulnerably raw work in the film garnered her Best Actress Award wins at the NYC PictureStart Film Festival and LA's Show Off Your Short Film Festival. She's guest starred on numerous television series and recently appeared in a supporting role in the Lifetime TV movie DESPERATE WIDOWS.

On the producing side, Whitewater Films recently released their latest film, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR with Jon Bernthal, which was produced by Rick Rosenthal and developed by Sarah.

Last year, they premiered their feature Thriller THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR on the premium streaming platform SHUDDER. In 2019, they released STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN starring Billy Crystal & Ben Schwartz with first-time director Matt Ratner.

Whitewater's film, THE LAST SHIFT premiered at Sundance 2020 with two time Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins. In addition they produced FIRST GIRL I LOVED (Sundance winner), HALFWAY THERE (Sundance Episodic Showcase winner), SMALL ENGINE REPAIR (SXSW premiere).

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Testimonials

"I really enjoyed this webcast last night, and got a lot out of it. Thank you so much Sarah, you are great! I loved the opportunity to look at the process from a different perspective, and keep on learning. And Amanda Toney huge shout out - it can't be easy to continually find new content, and new ways to present critical information for writers, yet you succeed time and again. NOTHING is stale here, and I love that and appreciate you very much for all you do for this community. Thank you!" - Tia P.

"So this was my FIRST webcast as a Writer's Room Member, and I thought it was a heck of a lotta fun. It was good to see familiar faces. Loved the approach with sides and discussing exposition writing vs. good dialogue. I look forward to popping in with all of you again!" - Joleene D.

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