Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

Instructor Biography:

Screenwriter/producer, WGA member who formerly served on the WGA Board of Directors, Spirit Award nominee for his screenplay for the Sidney Lumet directed movie Critical Care starring James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, and Albert Brooks. His TV series credits include The Practice and 100 Centre Street. He has written movie scripts and series pilots for Fox, ABC, FX, Disney, NBC, Universal, Lionsgate, HBO, and many others.

Instructor Statement:

Successful screenwriting is a combination of art, craft, and business. In the art of screenwriting there is often no right or wrong answer. In the craft of screenwriting there are usually better or worse ways to do things. I’ll help you learn the craft while expanding your understanding of the art and the business. To help you learn we’ll use a combination of writing assignments, exercises, lectures, movies, and readings. You’ll share and discuss your writing with one another in a safe, protected, workshop environment. There are many ways to approach writing a screenplay. I’ll help you discover what works best for you. With my more than 20 years of successful professional screenwriting in movies and television I’ll be a resource for you, sharing my experiences and what I’ve learned over the years. If you put in the work you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too. So let’s go!

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