Visual Mindscape Screenwriting Workshop

July 23-24, 2016 – Tucson, Arizona​

Registration is Closed

Think you can’t sell your script to Hollywood because you don’t live in Los Angeles?

Bill Boyle, award-winning screenwriter and master of visual storytelling, will teach you how to give your script its best chance of being optioned, sold and produced, no matter where you live.

Imagine what it would be like to have movie studios in a bidding war over your script.

How great would it be to see your screenplay produced and get paid well for it?

Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have A-list producers hiring you to write their scripts?

Can you see the day when you have a manager and an agent on your team?

Think all of this is just a dream?

It’s time to turn your thinking around.

No one can promise your screenplay will sell, but award-winning screenwriter Bill Boyle promises that with his strategy you can create

a script

a marketing package

and an approach to industry access

that will offer you the best chance for success.

Are you ready to learn Bill’s approach?

Join Bill Boyle, award-winning screenwriter and master of visual storytelling, in a focused weekend screenwriting workshop and come prepared to write.

You’ll spend the weekend in a gorgeous desert setting in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona.

But you won’t be in any sterile conference room!

You’ll enjoy your classes, immersed in the southwestern charm of the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort.

Pure heaven!

What will I learn?

How to make your script stand out from the pile.

  • Create a powerful, visual narrative
  • Capture the pulse of screenplay dialogue
  • Protect and market your script
  • Get representation and industry access
  • Learn about legal issues

Tell me more.

You’ll learn Bill’s Visual Mindscape method of screenwriting through lectures, videos and writing exercises.

  • Writing in the immediate present tense
  • Creating a strong screenplay narrative
  • Capturing the pulse of screenplay dialogue
  • Loglines, queries and pitching
  • Protecting your script
  • Optioning your script
  • Representation and industry access

There will be lots of time for discussion and to ask Bill questions.

What’s The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay?

Bill Boyle is the lead proponent of a visual style of screenwriting called The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay.

It’s a visual approach to screenwriting and storytelling that allows the reader to experience a story as each image unfolds, engaging them at a visceral level.

Bill has sold or optioned everything he has written and attributes much of his success to this method of screenwriting.

Wow! That’s impressive!


The Visual Mindscape method allows the reader or viewer to ‘discover’ elements of the story rather than being told. By being able to actively participate in the unfolding of the story, the overall experience for the reader becomes a more visceral and luminous experience. I feel this is the true magic of the screenplay. – Bill Boyle


Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is located at 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, Arizona.

Elevated north of the city, the resort is a relaxing refuge with breathtaking views and a storied history.

Legend has it that the Hacienda’s Casita Grande was a favorite romantic hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Leading men John Wayne and Clark Gable both signed their names to the hotel’s illustrious guestbook.

Howard Hughes, who owned a film studio in Tucson at the time, found comfort and privacy within the walls of the Hacienda.

Hacienda Del Sol is included in the National Registry of Historic Places in Arizona and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Sleeping rooms are not included in the cost of the workshop.

If you wish to reserve a sleeping room at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, please contact the hotel directly at 520-299-1501.


The workshop includes:

  • Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Dinner is not included, but there are many wonderful dining options at Hacienda Del Sol and nearby restaurants.

After class on Saturday, join Bill Boyle and Diana Osberg on The Grill patio for a cocktail reception.

You’ll be able to chat with them, ask questions and just have some fun with fellow screenwriters.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, July 23, 2016
8:15 am Check-in and Continental breakfast
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Workshop
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar

Sunday, July 24, 2016
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Workshop

What’s Included

  • Screenwriting workshop with Bill Boyle
  • Continental Breakfast on Saturday
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • ​Continental Breakfast on Sunday
  • Lunch on Sunday

What’s Not Included

  • Flights and other transportation to Hacienda Del Sol
  • Sleeping rooms at Hacienda Del Sol
  • Drinks at the Cocktail Reception on Saturday
  • Tips, souvenirs, and other items not listed in the inclusions above


Bill Boyle

Bill Boyle is an award winning screenwriter who has become one of the most popular script consultants in the industry. Creative Screenwriting Magazine rated him among the top 10% of screenwriting consultants. He lectures at universities and film schools throughout the United States and Canada, has taught at UCLA Extensions in Los Angeles and is quickly gaining a worldwide following, with clients in North America, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Bill is the lead proponent of a visual style of screenwriting called “The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay” and has sold or optioned every screenplay he’s ever written. He attributes much of his success to the Visual Mindscape method of screenwriting.


As film is first and foremost a visual medium does it not make sense that the screenplay which is the spine, heart and soul of the film also be a visual experience? – Bill Boyle

Diana Osberg

Diana Osberg is the owner and founder of Mia Terra Retreats. She produces extraordinary retreats to inspire writers, artists and creative souls. Diana is a screenwriter and has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years in production, creative development and administration. She is a world-traveler, or as she likes to put it, a “world citizen,” and loves to go on unusual adventures.

Diana has helmed a 165 meter barque off anchor and into the Strait of Gibraltar under the command of the ship’s captain. She has sailed as crew on tall ships in New Zealand, Spain and the Canary Islands, participated in an English immersion program with Spanish business people in Spain, and tracked Mustangs in the wilds of the Nevada mountains on horseback. She has kissed the Blarney Stone, but did not get the gift of the gab. She’ll have to kiss it again, I guess.

Despite having been a writer for a hit Canadian TV drama series, I’ve always looked for ways to improve my skills. Bill spoke from his enviable experience, with insightful anecdotes and observations about scriptwriting. He’s one of the best instructors I’ve had, regardless of subject.

Laura Beard

“A Quiet and Peaceable Man”

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort