Special Skills: Screenwriting

Dates: Saturdays: January 17th – February 21st* (5 sessions)
*no workshop on January 31st!
Time: 11am-1pm
Ages: High School
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $150**
**Register for Screenwriting and The Origin of Story
(normally $50) for a discounted price of $175!

Description
Understanding story structure is an essential tool for every filmmaker. This 5-week course will give you the foundational knowledge you need to write a screenplay, whether it be for a five-minute short or a feature-length film. Learn the basics of pitching your idea, outlining in three acts, understanding your characters, dialogue work, the revision process, and more. This course will require writing outside of class hours, but as a great screenwriter once said: “Being a writer is like having homework for the rest of your life.” – Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back)
Please come to the first workshop with a few ideas you would like to explore.

**Finished screenplays will be considered for production in the Spring! The final produced films could be selected for film festival submissions.**

Mentor:
Jonathan Rintels has written nine produced films and an episode of “Law and Order,” and recently published his first novel, Lifemobile. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, and has previously taught screenwriting workshops at WriterHouse. He is presently working on his first theatrical play. His complete film credits can be found on IMDB.com.

*Thanks to WriterHouse for recommending Jonathan Rintels!


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