Screenwriting 201: Online
Story and Plot
Screenwriting Classes in Texas, Los Angeles and Online
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SCREENWRITING 201

Wednesdays
7pm-930pm PST

Aug 15th, 2018 - Sep 26th, 2018
7 Weeks, $400


THIS CLASS IS ONLINE

We use
Cisco's WebEx platform for the online classes.
Based on my experience the last few 201s, I have redesigned Screenwriting 201 a little bit to focus a but more on writing scenes and sequences. I know the urge is to get writing the feature script quickly, and I will definitely be helping you along with that, but I want to spend more time on just writing good scenes and sequences. Whether those scenes are comedy, drama, action or whatever does not matter. Such a large part of what I teach is getting people away from thinking in terms and plot and more about scenes and sequences, it seems like a huge missed opportunity not to focus on that in the actual writing as well. The shit will be a little bit away from "finishing the outline" and more to just plain making you a better writer
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SCREENWRITING 201: WRITING

Screenwriting 201 is less academic and more hands-on in its approach. With 101 focusing on concepts and big picture ideas of cinematic storytelling, 201 is about the the actual words on the page. It is a more writing intensive 7 weeks than 101.

Much of the class will involve the writing of sequences, story beats and scene work. Students will learn how to break down and rewrite a scene and sequence, control their own pacing and write in a way that allows the reader to "see" and emotionally respond to the film rather than just “read” it.

With students writing scenes or finalizing their outlines, weekly lectures are designed to apply directly to the projects in the class. Students will study screenplays rather than movies and these scripts will be chosen specifically to address challenges a student is facing from their own project. Because of this, each 201 session is different and taking the class multiple times is recommended and can pay huge dividends.

The class will put the student on a path to finish a solid first draft of their screenplay either during or shortly after the session closes.

CLASS CALENDAR
Aug 29th, 7-930pm PST
Sept 5th, 7-930pm PST
Sept 12th, 7-930pm PST
Sept 19th, 7-930pm PST
Sept 26th, 7-930pm PST
Oct 3rd, 7-930pm PST
Oct 10h, 7-930pm PST



Prerequisite:
Screenwriting 101