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July 2021

Advanced Screenwriting – Independent Features [ONLINE]

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - September 20 @ 9:30 pm

10 sessions: Mondays, July 12-September 20 (no class September 6), 7-9:30pm CDT 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…

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Advanced Screenwriting – TV Pilots [ONLINE]

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - September 1 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 14-September 1, 7-9:30pm 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 a pilot…

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August 2021

Dialogue – Elevating Your Script from Good to Great [IN-PERSON]

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, August 7, 10am-5pm The most clever, best-written dialogue in the world can't save a poorly structured script. But lyrical, expertly crafted, memorable dialogue can elevate a script from good to great. Fortunately for writers, a keen ear for dialogue is not just an innate thing that one is either born with or not: it's a skill set that can be learned and continually sharpened over a lifetime. Through screening and discussing carefully-chosen film clips and working our…

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