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October 2019

The Heroine’s Journey Through Screenwriting

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - October 29 @ 9:30 pm

5 sessions: Tuesdays, October 1-29, 6:30-9:30pm This workshop will juxtapose the “hero’s journey” (linear, “rising action” plot narrative and tidy story resolution and integration) with the “heroine’s journey,” which may better reflect your own creative process and lived experience: a more fractured and fraught kind of storytelling, which reflects the lived experience of degrees of peripherality or marginality from the dominant masculine story line. The heroine’s journey is not linear but rather dialectical or a spiral, and the story is often irreconcilable in the face of conflicting challenges. It doesn’t…

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Elements of Screenwriting

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - November 25 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, October 7-November 25, 6:30-9:30pm The course objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on their first-draft screenplay, the first pages of which will be workshopped in the final two class sessions. Learning Objectives: The basics of the screenplay in format and content How a story idea or a piece of narrative fiction or non-fiction translates into a finished film Tricks for mastering three-act structure Tips on next steps:…

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Critique, Portfolio Review & Marketing for Photographers

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - November 4 @ 9:30 pm

5 Sessions: Mondays, October 7-November 4, 6:30-9:30pm When was the last time you sat among a group of peers and had a constructive conversation about your art? This class will bring together photographers who have worked alone and could benefit from some camaraderie, criticism, and conversation and will provide tools needed to expand your photographic vocabulary and dialogue, edit your work to provide greater clarity for your vision, and develop new skills in marketing and promotion. The course will consist…

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Advanced Writing for TV

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - November 26 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 8-November 26, 6:30-9:30pm This course is a continuation of Introduction to Writing for TV. This more advanced class is for students who have a script (comedy or drama) that they’d like to use as their spec "calling card" script to show to agents, etc. During the course the instructor and students will critique one another’s scripts. The story, characters, plot, etc., will be discussed and analyzed in-depth and specific notes will be given. By the end…

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Advanced Screenwriting – Mastering the Long Second Act Slog

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, October 9-December 4 (no class October 30), 6:30–9:30pm You’ve completed your first draft. Now what? You've rewritten your opening and polished those pages until they shine. And your third act's not bad either. But you know in your gut that 90% of what's still wrong with your screenplay lies in that highly problematic second act. It figures. This is the place where MOST of your story happens, after all. So, what do you need to do to develop…

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