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Screenwriting 1.0 ON-LINE

  • 10 Dec 2017
  • 21 Jan 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 10 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • 17 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • 07 Jan 2018, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • 14 Jan 2018, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
  • 21 Jan 2018, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
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Screenwriting 1.0 - Online Edition
Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

Have a story idea you think would make a great Hollywood movie? Or a script you have already begun to write?

This class offers a boot camp into the realities of how Hollywood thinks about screenplays (although this is not a marketing class). Participants will deep dive into some “Ways In,” to bring their ideas to life, such as unearthing that great hook that will cause a producer to shout, “That’s a movie!”

There is a particular emphasis on the nature of story, and the class will analyze and map out the classic story structure of a screenplay that went on to be made into an Oscar-winning movie.

There will be ample time allotted to discuss participants’ ideas, scenes, and stories. This class is applicable to any movie genre.

Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
Dates December 10, 17 & January 7, 14, 21, with 6th class TBD
Time Slot 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 


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