Note: The meeting times of this course has changed since the publication of the Winter/Spring 2019 brochure.
This course requires that the screenwriter comes in with at least one complete draft of a screenplay that they want to take to the next level. If possible, the writer should have a treatment/outline to share with the class. While the focus of the work will lean towards plot, story structure and character development, there will be ample attention on form and technique: crafting strong dialogue as well as “minimal words/maximum effect” character and scene descriptions. At the discretion of the instructor, revised beat sheets, outlines or character bios may be assigned.
*have a complete new draft of their screenplay
*have a tighter, stronger plot
*have tighter, stronger dialogue
*experience both giving and receiving story notes and constructive criticism
What will you do in class?
Readings + Responses, Lectures, Presentations, Written Assignments & Critiques