Screenwriting is a specialized craft that requires its own set of dramatic writing principles, the most important being the ability to write visually. Film allows writers to tell stories in an infinitely wide range of styles, from special effects-charged blockbusters to the most intimate indie projects.
Instructor: Kate Cortesi (Screenwriter, New Line Cinema)
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
In this 10-week class, you will apply the concepts of character development, story, theme, and dialogue to both original works and adaptations. Class time will be devoted to the development and discussion of outlines, screenplays-in-progress, and rewrites, coupled with assignments and feedback tailored directly to your needs. Regardless of prior experience, you can expect to leave this class with the foundation to tell a story successfully on the silver screen and be well on your way to a first draft.