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January 2023

Introduction to Writing for TV [Virtual]

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, January 24-March 14, 6:30-8:30pm CST 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…

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Elevating Our Voices: 2STLGBQINPPA+ Short-Form Screenwriting [Virtual]

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - March 16 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, January 26-March 16, 6:30-9pm CST In this writing class for *2STLGBQINPPA+ participants of all backgrounds, students will learn screenplay structure and archetypal character creation and have the opportunity to create a short screenplay (3-8 pages). In doing so we’ll delve into a comprehensive history of 20th-century queer cinema and its impact on current queer films and TV series. Students will view pivotal films such as Algie, The Miner (1912), Born in Flames (1983), and Pandora’s Box (1929),…

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Short-Form Screenwriting

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - March 6 @ 8:30 pm

In-person. 6 sessions: Mondays, January 30-March 6, 6:30-8:30pm Short film and Web series are an ideal medium for independent screenwriters and filmmakers. For those working with limited resources—or limited experience—making a short can be the most effective and exciting way to share your talent. You’ll learn the craft of short film storytelling and writing, and the importance of complex character development. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work in class and receive instructor and classmate feedback. In Short-Form Screenwriting…

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Elements of Screenwriting

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - March 21 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. (Rescheduled) 8 sessions: Tuesdays, January 31-March 21, 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…

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