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July 2022

Advanced Screenwriting [In-Person]

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - August 25 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 7-August 25, 6:30-9:30pm 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 materialized…

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Elements of Screenwriting [In-Person]

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 29 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, July 11-August 29, 6:30-9:30pm This course serves as a solid introduction to the craft of screenwriting. The objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on a first-draft screenplay, the pages of which will be workshopped during class, beginning with the third session. The course is built on master-teacher Frank Daniel’s system of eight story sequences, spending each weekly session on deep analysis of a scene sequence from a…

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Introduction to Writing for TV [In-Person]

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - September 7 @ 8:30 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 20-September 7, 6:30-8:30pm 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 will cover: The steps usually taken for…

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

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - September 6 @ 9:30 pm

7 sessions: Tuesdays, July 26-September 6, 6:30-9:30pm CDT 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 of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and more.…

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August 2022

Creating & Selling Reality TV [In-Person]

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm From concept to series, this course provides a comprehensive look at how to create, develop, pitch, sell, produce, and deliver 21st century reality television programming. You’ll receive all the tools and feedback needed to jump into the nonscripted television world in an interactive environment for creating and refining your ideas. The course is taught by writer/producer/director Bo Kaprall, who has been creating, producing, and selling nonscripted shows (from Minneapolis) for over thirty years. He continues to…

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