Tonya Cannon

Tonya Cannon

Instructor Bio:

An award-winning screenwriter/producer/actor whose credits include Distortion (feature), Officer Involved (web series), and Sorry, Wrong Text (short film). Her newest horror film Wiles, which she wrote and directed, is set to release soon.

Instructor Statement:

Every story begins with that spark of creativity in all of us. This spark can be fragile and must be nurtured in a safe environment where you are free to express your creativity. As someone who has been both in front of and behind the camera, I can assist you in your writing to ensure that your story has the best chances for success. I'll help you learn, not only structure, but practical aspects that can impact the budget as well as the script overall. I am happy to be a guide on your writing journey and help that spark of creativity ignite into stories that are entertaining and compelling.

Instructor Schedule
Summer 2024

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning