Please email us anytime about joining our lab class

" The LiveRead/Lab was such an awesome experience. I can definitively say that I walked out of the lab a much better writer than when I walked in. The environment was supportive and fun and the assignments were challenging and exciting. This lab will allow you to take risks and push you to really dig deep and get to the emotional core of your writing. I would recommend this to any writer who wants to grow and take their writing to the next level." - Nick A.

UPDATE - 12/15/20

Lab Goes ONLINE!!!

As the pandemic drags on - we are starting 2021 on a positive note by taking our popular workshop online!

Only 4 writers per Lab, for 4 weeks only, with 4 actors joining us each week to read your exercises.

As the Lab is now open to everyone globally, we're offering two time choices:

Lab 1: Wednesday evenings - January 27th - Feb 17th 2021 - 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Pacific)

Lab 2: Saturdays - January 30th - Feb 20th 2021 - 1pm - 3pm (Pacific time)

The Lab fee is $300. Payment is due in full when you reserve your seat. We accept Venmo and Paypal.

If you have questions, or want to reserve your seat, email Tim HERE - space is obviously limited and is a first come, first served basis.

Start your 2021 writing year off the right way...join us!


Emotional connection is a crucial ingredient in any successful script, but it’s so rarely discussed or explored in a workshop environment.
LiveRead/Lab changes that! In our 6-week program, a small group of writers are given innovative exercises and the opportunity to present existing material. Then, professional actors read EVERYTHING written. We follow each reading with constructive feedback, where everyone has a voice in a collaborative safe space. It's all designed to help you dive deeper into the emotional and creative aspects of writing which you need if you're going to write a script that connects with an audience.

Each class is moderated by LRLA Director Tim Schildberger, an experienced writer and highly regarded script consultant. You’ll write new material, engage fresh ideas, hear your words read by talented actors, and get the chance to really focus on improving your command of the craft. Our goal is to help you be more fearless and confident connecting your characters and stories with your audience.  

LAB SCHEDULE  2020: Wednesday Evenings for 6 weeks - 7.30pm - 10pm

  • January 22nd  - February 26th - Raleigh Studios, Hollywood. 
  • April 15th - May 20th - Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.
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  • A maximum of 8 writers and 4 actors will meet every week for 6-weeks at offices in historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood ( Address/ map below)
  • Every week writers will be given specific assignments aimed at pushing your creative boundaries, and embracing your power to conteol an audience's emotional reactions. All will be read by our actors and discussed as a group. 
  • Our Lab is open to novice and experienced writers and everyone in between.
  • Tea, coffee, water, & cookies will be provided.
  • Fees: Your first six-week course fee is $395. Returning 'alumni' fee is $360. To reserve your seat we require a deposit of $100. The remaining payment is due in full, 2 weeks before the start of the first session. If you have not paid in full at that time, your deposit will be lost, and your seat in the Lab will be forfeited.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you have paid in full and cancel more than two weeks before the first session, you will receive a full refund. If you paid the deposit only and cancel more than two weeks before the first session, you will receive a full refund. If you have paid in full and cancel within two weeks of the first session, you will receive a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee. There is no refund once the Lab has commenced.
  • Payment is accepted through Venmo - @livereadla
  • Email here to reserve your place in any of the 2020 classes now, or to ask any questions at all.


"Live Read/LA has been essential in taking my writing from “hobby" to serious career focus. From day one I found a new level of motivation and excitement for the craft. This is the only workshop that was able to unblock and fully unleash my creativity. In addition to all this good stuff, the group was/is supportive in a relaxed-professional way. The guidance from Tim is incredibly valuable.
Three words: Playful - Professional - Productive." - Suzanne M.

"The LRLA Writers Lab is exactly what all screenwriters in LA need. I searched for years for a screenwriters group that could incorporate a safe environment, a place to grow and stretch, with access to qualified and significant feedback, and all within a community of driven talent. Surprisingly, Los Angeles has been deprived of such a place-- until now. I highly, HIGHLY recommend LRLA Writers Lab for any serious screenwriter looking for a place to grow and reach their potential." - Paul C.

The lab is like a creativity jump start. Instead of overthinking and second guessing, you have to find a way to emotionally connect to your idea and your characters and see where they take you. I was surprised by how quickly the lab group felt like a “safe space” where we could all take risks without judgement, and receive thoughtful and constructive feedback. Writers of any level, novice to pro, could greatly benefit from this lab." - Michelle F.

"The LiveRead team have created a lab that is designed to give your writing the emotional depth that will take it from good to great." 
- Ari A.

"Going into this workshop, I had no idea what to expect but it exceeded all expectations. Tim managed to create a fun and safe environment in a great setting in which to experiment and stretch your limits as a writer without ever losing sight of the all-important emotional connection to the work you're producing. Very highly recommended to anyone interested in honing their craft and meeting like-minded people." - Kimon K.

The location:

Raleigh Studios - Bronson Building

5300 Melrose Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(always bring your i.d., or security may not let you on the lot)