AEG + Hollenbeck Middle School = Awesome!

The exciting new partnership between AEG and Young Storytellers means a lot. It means that kids from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights are now a part of the Script . . . more

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Time Warner Cable Awards $10K Grant for Science of Filmmaking Training!

We are excited to announce that Time Warner Cable has awarded Young Storytellers with a $10K grant to fund a Science of Filmmaking Training for our high school teaching artists . . . more

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College Students: Apply for our Paid Summer Internship!

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students.  Students are paid $400/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and . . . more

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2014 Year in Review

By all marks – programmatic, fundraising, organizational sustainability, and strategic planning – 2014 has been an unprecedented success for our organization. Here’s a look back at what we accomplished this . . . more

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Now Accepting 2015 Movie Makers Internship Applications!

The Young Storytellers Foundation is accepting applications for our 2015 Spring internship for the Movie Makers Program. Application deadline is November 21st, 2014.

Spring interns will support the Program . . . more

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Three years ago, Alissa Bachner, Paul Karp and Melanie Zoey joined creative forces to bring a night of one act plays to life in the theatre-hungry city of

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The Biggest Show 2014 featured in Hollywood Reporter!

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The Lego Movie Brings Holiday Cheer to our Young Storytellers!

Alumni from Selma Elementary School were given an incredible opportunity to meet the brilliant minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE! Producer Dan Lin welcomed our students and introduced special guest Chris . . . more

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Final Draft donates Screenwriting Software for every Young Storyteller!

Thanks to the generous support of our friends at Final Draft, every Young Storyteller who participates in our programs will have the opportunity to write their script using the . . . more

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Cadillac & GM Foundation support Young Storytellers!


This week, Cadillac and the General Motors Foundation gave a generous grant of $25,000 to Young Storytellers to support our ongoing operations in Los Angeles and New York City. . . . more

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Young Storytellers Honored with Grant from Golden Globes!

For the third consecutive year, the Young Storytellers Foundation received a generous grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in support of the Script to Stage Program.

SNL alum Jenny . . . more

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Movie Makers Summer Bootcamp at Sony!

The Movie Makers Summer Bootcamp is a one week collaborative filmmaking program for 12 Middle School Students selected from the Young Storytellers alumni pool. 

Students spent the first week of . . . more

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Meet Eliana, from Young Storyteller to Award-Winning Playwright!

When I was 9 years old, I wrote a play. 

I was partnered with a professional writer (her name is Merle Goldberg and I still have the letter she presented

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HBO Volunteers win Parsons Community Impact Award!

On Tuesday, June 3, members of our HBO Volunteer Team were flown to a reception in New York City to receive the prestigious Richard Parsons Community Impact Award from Time . . . more

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YSF Board Member Eric Friedman wins Points of Light Award!

On Tuesday, June 3, YSF Board Member and long-time volunteer Eric Friedman was awarded the Points of Light Award at the Billion+Change convening at the LA Chamber of Commerce. The . . . more

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St. Anne Young Storytellers Jam with Jingle Punks!

Our students from St. Anne Elementary had a very special experience thanks to our friends at Jingle Punks. After watching their Big Show, and interviewing each student, professional composers . . . more

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Behind the Screen at Sony Pictures Entertainment

As part of our Culver City Cluster with the Front & Center Theatre Collaborative, Young Storytellers alumni from La Ballona Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in a . . . more

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Volunteer Outreach & Program Intern – Paid full-time summer internship

This summer we are offering a full-time paid summer internship (through the LA County Arts Internship Program) to a current undergraduate student.  Please visit this link for more details and . . . more

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The Box Scene Project raises $30K for YSF!

In conjunction with The Glee Big Show, The Box Scene Project completed a fundraising campaign called The Biggest Giveaway to support our efforts to empower public school students to learn . . . more

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2013 Year In Review

By all marks – programmatic, fundraising, organizational sustainability, and fund development – 2013 has been an unprecedented success for YSF. Here’s a look back at what we accomplished this year. . . . more

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YSF on “On the Red Carpet”

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Highlights from the Biggest Show!

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Press Coverage of The Biggest Show

Check out some of the press coverage of our event.

On The Red Carpet

Young Hollywood

Variety #2

Gossip Center

Just Jared

Oh No They Didn’t

Variety #1


LA . . . more

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Win a Chance to Perform at the Biggest Show!

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In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young

If you would like to honor the memory of Lee Thompson Young with a financial contribution, please consider making a donation to The Young Storytellers Foundation. All donations will provide . . . more

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