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April 2024

Elements of Screenwriting

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - June 17 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Mondays, April 22-June 17 (no class May 27), 6:30-9:30 pm 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…

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Elevating Your Storytelling to Greatness: for Writers & Directors

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 6 sessions: Wednesdays, April 24-May 29, 6:30-9:30 pm How do you go from creating projects that are “well-made” and “pretty darned good” to making important, necessary, bold, life-changing work? This class uses a mixture of detailed craft discussion/work and just a bit of unabashed soul-searching… WHY are you making the stories you’re telling, and HOW do get them to sing for your audience? We’ll look at some of the common pitfalls of scripts. How do we solve those as…

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Advanced Screenwriting: TV Pilots [Virtual]

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - June 24 @ 9:00 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Mondays, April 29-June 24 (no class May 27), 6:30-9:00 pm CT The blueprint to any TV show or limited series, pilots are a challenging and unique form of screenwriting. Not only does the writer have to establish a complex cast of characters and multiseason story arcs, but they must also do so while simultaneously telling a compelling, single story. Focusing on strengthening skills in the art and craft of writing pilots, this workshop-based course gives students the opportunity…

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July 2024

Introduction to Writing for TV

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - September 5 @ 8:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Thursdays, July 18-September 5, 6:30-8:30 pm 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…

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