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October 2023

Advanced Screenwriting

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Mondays, October 16-December 4, 6:30-9:30 pm It’s been said, “Scripts aren’t written... they’re rewritten.” A quality rewrite can lift a script from pretty good to very good... 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…

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Genre Screenwriting – Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond [Virtual]

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - December 6 @ 9:30 pm

Online. 7 sessions: Wednesdays, October 18-December 6 (no class Nov. 15), 6:30-9:30 pm CT For too long, the genres of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy were dubbed “unserious” and dismissed as exploitation and B-movie fare by the film industry. However, this did not stop these creatively rich genres from tackling serious social issues and changing the world through visionary storytelling - eventually becoming dominant genres in today’s entertainment landscape. This writing workshop celebrates the vibrant and infinite creative possibilities of genre screenwriting…

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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro [Virtual]

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - November 1 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 3 sessions: Wednesday, October 18-November 1, 6:30-8:30 pm CT This online course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro through demonstrations and hands-on instruction using footage provided by the instructor. Topics include media management and archiving, editing vocabulary and concepts, importing and organizing your media, trimming clips and building your rough cut, using a variety of editing tools to fine-tune your edit, working with sound, applying transitions, adding titles, and exporting your project. The material covered is applicable to…

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Introduction to Writing for TV [Virtual]

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - December 14 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Thursdays, October 19-December 14 (no class Nov. 23), 6:30-8:30 pm CT This unique course is designed for creative aspiring writers with no prior experience—as well as those with screenwriting experience—who seek 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…

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Inclusive & Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 30 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Thursdays, October 19-November 30 (no session Nov. 23), 7:00-9:00 pm. Application deadline: 11:59pm CST, Monday, September 11, 2023. Now in its third iteration, the FilmNorth Inclusive and Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab is a six-week course designed to help filmmakers in any stage of their career practice greater inclusive and socially responsible filmmaking and become leaders of change in our field. Bringing together leading industry professionals throughout America, including NYC, LA, and the Twin Cities, the lab focuses on…

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