Summer Residential Camp in Screenwriting and Filmmaking

Friday, February 26, 2010

Summer Residential Camps for High School Students

Complete Registration Packet

Application Only


Screenwriting: July 11-17, 2010

Immerse yourself in the art and craft of screenwriting for an exciting week with Michael Wright, Director of The University of Tulsa's Creative Writing program. After a full week of intensive exploration of the craft, along with stimulating group activities and recreation, you will create your own short screenplay for a public reading. For high school students, from entering Freshmen to graduating Seniors.

Filmmaking: July 17-24, 2010

From understanding the shot, to breaking down the script and finally production, you will have an intensive experience in creating your own film with a screening of the final results, under the guidance of filmmaker Erin McHenry on state-of-the-art production and post-production hardware and software. Workshop activity will be supplemented by evening screenings and recreation. For high school students, from entering Freshmen to graduating Seniors.

About the Faculty


Michael Wright is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa where he teaches playwriting, screenwriting and narrative film production. He is the U.S. Representative to the World Interplay Festival of Young Playwrights in Townsville, Australia, and founder of the Fictional Characters, a writers' collective supported by grants from the Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council. Wright's books include Playwriting at Work and Play, Playwriting in Process, Playwriting Master Class, and the forthcoming Sensory Screenwriting.


Erin McHenry graduated with honors from the Film program at the University of Oklahoma. While in school she won a scholarship and filmmaking award from producer/director Ned Hockman for a short documentary covering the Tulsa Race Riots. Erin has worked in a wide range of fields within the film medium, from being a videographer for a television pilot starring X-Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, to doing audio for live news casts, to editing films and projects with
professional software such as Avid and Final Cut Pro. After graduation Erin went on to work for KJRH in Tulsa in the production department and is currently working for Ackerman-McQueen’s Branded News, Inc. helping with the production for a live internet news show called She continued her education and obtained certification as a secondary education instructor for Journalism and is currently studying in the Master’s Program for Collegiate Scholarships and Sciences at Northeastern State University. A student assistant from The University of Tulsa will work with the filmmaking class as well, to provide additional mentoring.

Residential Camp

Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for both recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors). Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.


The fee for each camp is $750. Housing, meals, materials and recreational activities are included. For students taking both camps the fee is $1300.

Nonresidential student costs: for one camp, $593; for both camps, $987. This covers lunch and dinner, instructors, materials, computer/camera usage, and recreational events.


Contact Professor Wright for additional program details and registration materials:, or 918-631-3174.

Only ten students will be accepted to each camp, and a $300 ($600 for students taking both classes) nonrefundable deposit will be required by no later than Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Early submissions are preferred.

An additional $100 deposit against damages/extra cleaning costs for dorm rooms will be required at time of arrival (note: if no charges are incurred, the checks will be returned). The $100 deposit must be in a separate check.

While the registration packet will provide details, if you have any questions about either camp you may contact Professor Wright at any point.

Michael Wright