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October 2022

Elements of Screenwriting

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - November 21 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Mondays, October 3-November 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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Advanced Screenwriting

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - November 22 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 4-November 22, 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…

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Introduction to Writing for TV

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - November 30 @ 8:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Wednesdays, October 12-November 30, 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…

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

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - November 23 @ 9:30 pm

Online. 7 sessions: Wednesdays, October 12-November 23, 6:30-9:30pm CT 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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Short-Form Screenwriting

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - November 17 @ 8:30 pm

In-person. 6 sessions: Thursdays, October 13-November 17, 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…

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