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April 2021

Elements of Screenwriting

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 7 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, April 12-June 7 (no class May 31), 7-9pm The course 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 in class, beginning with the third session. This 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 film that offers something useful to learn…

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Advanced Screenwriting for Independent Features

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 16 @ 9:30 pm

10 sessions: Wednesdays, April 14-June 16, 7-9:30pm Writing independent feature films is no easy task. Balancing character, pacing, plot, and audience expectations with the real-world struggles of making independent films is a balancing act. Adding to all of this, are questions of how to navigate the industry while staying true to your original voice. Focused on helping students strengthen their own skills in the art and craft of independent feature film screenwriting, this workshop-based, ten-week course gives students the opportunity…

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Advanced Screenwriting

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 3 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, April 15-June 3, 7-9pm 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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Short-Form Screenwriting

April 17 @ 9:30 am - May 22 @ 12:00 pm

6 sessions: Saturdays, April 17-May 22, 9:30am-12pm Short film has always been 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 tell a story, develop skills, and launch or advance a career. Particularly with the advent of web series providing the opportunity to tell longer stories in installments, there's never been a better time to start writing your short or episodic script.…

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Genre Screenwriting – Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - June 1 @ 9:30 pm

7 sessions: Tuesdays, April 20-June 1, 6:30-9:30pm For too long, the genres of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy were dubbed “unserious” and dismissed as exploitation and B-movie fair 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. Participants…

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