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June 2020

Dialogue – Elevating Your Script from Good to Great (Online)

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 12:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 9am-12pm The most clever, best-written dialogue in the world can't save a poorly structured script. But lyrical, expertly crafted, memorable dialogue can elevate a script from good to great. Fortunately for writers, a keen ear for dialogue is not just an innate thing that one is either born with or not: it's a skill set that can be learned and continually sharpened over a lifetime. Through screening and discussing carefully-chosen film clips and working our…

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July 2020

Elements of Screenwriting (Online)

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - August 31 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, July 13-August 31, 7-9pm The course objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on a first-draft screenplay, the pages of which will be workshopped in class, beginning with the third session. This course is built on master-teacher Frank Daniel’s system of eight story sequences, spending each weekly session on deep analysis of a scene sequence from a film that offers something useful to learn about structure and cinematic…

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Introduction to Writing for TV (Online)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - August 18 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Tuesdays, July 14-August 18, 7-9pm 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 taken…

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Advanced Screenwriting (Online)

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - September 2 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 15-September 2, 7-9pm It’s been said, “Scripts aren’t written... they’re rewritten.” A quality rewrite can lift a script from pretty good to verygood... maybe even great. But how to get there? You’ve rewritten your script, and now you’ve got the killer opening you envisaged when you started… but somewhere in the middle, the power and the energy of your story noticeably sag, and the Big Finish toward which you were groping your way never quite materialized…

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Advanced Writing for TV (Online)

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - September 3 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 16-September 3, 7-9pm 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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