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October 2018

Elements of Screenwriting

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

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 9-December 4 (no class Oct 23), 6:30-9:30 pm 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…

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Introduction to Writing for TV

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - November 27 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 9-November 27, 6:30-9:30 pm This unique course is designed for creative aspiring writers with no prior experience, as well as those with screenwriting experience, wishing to break into television writing. Learn in an interactive environment the basics of creating, writing, and presenting your first television script for both drama and/or comedy, including how to take your idea to the next step and create a complete half-hour or one-hour television script. The course will cover: The steps usually…

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Advanced Writing for TV

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - December 6 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, October 11-December 6 (no class Nov 22), 6:30-9:30 pm 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 analyzede in-depth and specific notes will…

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Advanced Screenwriting – Mastering the Long Second Act Slog

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - December 17 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, October 29-December 17, 6:30–9:30 pm 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 and sustain a…

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November 2018

Short-Form Screenwriting

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - December 12 @ 9:30 pm

5 sessions: Wednesdays, November 7-December 12 (no class Nov 21), 6:30-9:30 pm For writers and filmmakers, a short film can be an exciting way to tell a story, develop skills, and begin or advance their careers. And with the advent of the web series—which provides independent filmmakers the opportunity to tell longer, more complex stories in installments—there's never been a better time to start writing your short or episodic script. But where to begin? This course covers the fundamentals of…

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