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BARTON FINK TYPEWRITER

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INTRO TO SCREENWRITING

WORKSHOP

SATURDAYS MAY 12 - JUNE 16

1:00p - 3:00p

Had an idea you've wanting to turn into a movie?
Or are you a seasoned writer looking for the motivation
to kickstart your next project?
This introductory workshop is for you!

With an emphasis on student feedback and critique, this six-week workshop will be a lively, fast-paced introduction to storytelling for the screen. You’ll learn screenwriting format, basic structure and technique as well as how to write sharp dialogue, create memorable characters and an engaging world. The goal of the course is to produce 15 polished pages and be on the way to finishing a first act.

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

COURSE FEES:
$175 - GENERAL | $160 - CINE MEMBERS

EARLY BIRD RATES - EXPIRES MAY 4:
$165 - GENERAL | $150 - CINE MEMBERS

CINE MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $25 OFF COURSE FEES!
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BARTON FINK

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Allie Goolrick is an MFA candidate in screenwriting and film studies at Hollins University. While completing an MA in journalism at UGA, she taught Advanced Screenwriting alongside Dr. Nate Kohn, the Associate Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards. Her second feature-length script, Paper Street, was a finalist for the 2011 Sundance Screenwriter’s Institute and has recently been optioned. She was also a semi-finalist for the Nantucket Screenwriter’s Colony, served as a private screenwriting tutor and recently wrote and directed her first short film, Whistle Creek.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

WEEK 1: May 12, 1pm - 3pm

Introductions, syllabus review
Lecture: The 3 Big W’s, loglines, genre and model
Screenwriting resources
Assignment: Start to read a feature-length script, 3 loglines, Snyder 1-17

WEEK 2: May 19, 1pm - 3pm

Sharing loglines, locking in story ideas
Lecture: basic screenwriting format, visual writing
Assignment: Writing first scene (2-3 pages), Snyder 21-44

WEEK 3: May 26 (possible reschedule for Memorial Day), 1pm - 3pm

Table Reads: First scenes (bring hard copy to class!)
Discussion: Learning from mistakes
Lecture: Creating conflicts and characters
Assignment: First five pages

WEEK 4: June 2, 1pm - 3pm

Table Reads: first five pages
Lecture: Three-act structure, beats, story techniques
Assignment: First 10 pages, Act I beat sheet

WEEK 5: June 9, 1pm - 3pm

Table reads: Bring 3-5 pages to class for feedback
Lecture: the mini-crisis and inciting incident
Screening: structure examples
Assignment: Writing through the inciting incident (15-17 pages), Snyder 67-96

WEEK 6: June 16, 1pm - 3pm

Lecture: Writing through the end of act I
Table reads: inciting incidents (bring 3-5 pages to class)
Assignment: Keep writing!

 

COURSE MATERIALS:

Save the Cat, Blake Snyder

Simplyscripts.com

Celtx screenwriting program (free online)