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July 2023

Elements of Screenwriting

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

In-person. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 11-August 29, 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 of a scene sequence…

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Elements of Screenwriting [Virtual]

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - August 31 @ 9:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Thursdays, July 13-August 31, 6:30-9:30 pm CDT I absolutely loved David’s class and will definitely take another in the future. His depth and range of knowledge of the craft and the business has opened my eyes to many new ways of understanding a story, a character, and a film. This has been a pivotal course for me and I couldn’t imagine learning from anyone other than Mr. Grant. He has a way of being able to reach…

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Advanced Screenwriting

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - September 11 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Mondays, July 17-September 11 (no class 9/4), 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…

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Advanced Screenwriting–TV Pilots [Virtual]

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - September 5 @ 9:00 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 18-September 5, 6:30-9:00 pm CDT 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 to write and refine…

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Introduction to Writing for TV [Virtual]

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - September 13 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 26-September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm CDT 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…

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