Chrysanthy Balis

Chrysanthy Balis

Instructor Biography:

MPW, screenwriter; WGA member whose credits include the Paramount release Asylum. Ms. Balis has projects in development with CBS, USA Networks, Flodyco Productions, and has previously written an adapted screenplay for the Zanuck Company/Fox 2000 and a pilot for HBO. A recipient of the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Screenwriting, she is a contributing author to Cut to the Chase (Gotham Books/Penguin).

Instructor Statement: I believe there is a storyteller in every person. We all feel compelled at least once in our lives to pull something from our soul and write it down. By doing so, we peer through a window into the brightest and darkest corners of our mind. The more we do it, the further we delve into a limitless imagination. I share with my students my passion for writing and for film, and I impart the tools that allow them to think visually as they express themselves through the written word.

Our Students Say It Best: “Chrys Balis is a jewel among teachers. She is one of the few who’ve entered my life over the years and changed something fundamental for me, changed the way I view my work and myself. Her notes are not only thorough, but bordering on psychic.” – Writers’ Program student

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