Issa Rae announces she’s offering a MasterClass on how to take your creative idea to Hollywood

Issa Rae is making the most of her 36th birthday. Amid celebrating with friends, the Insecure star has announced she’s offering a MasterClass.

“My @MasterClass is here!” Rae shared on Twitter, along with her MasterClass promo. “In it, I talk about building characters, finding your voice, and how to build and grow with other creative people. I hope you’ll join me!”

In an Instagram post, Rae elaborated on her new course.

“I’m going to teach you everything I know about how I DIY’ed myself into Hollywood,” Rae wrote. “I’ll teach you about how I build characters who look and feel like the people around me. We’re going to talk about finding your voice and your story; we’re going to talk pilot writing; we’re going to talk about how to build and grow with other creative people.”

“It doesn’t matter if you want to create a web series or a TV show or just a trend-setting dance move,” she continued. “If you feel like you only have one shot, you’re playing the game wrong. I hope you join me!”

According to MasterClass, Rae will also break down scenes from her series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Insecure, and teach members how to develop a pilot and build multidimensional characters and dialogue — practical advice so members can get started on their writing journey.

“A lot of people enter the industry thinking their ideas have to be perfect and fit into a specific kind of box, but that’s never been part of my process,” Rae said in statement. “I want to tell you everything that I’ve gone through, every mistake that I’ve made and everything that I’ve learned so far, so that you can do better than I did.”

Rae’s MasterClass course is available now.

By Candice Williams
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