Understand the form and function of a feature film treatment
Learn about feature film structure and how it can guide your writing process
Explore how to write strong characters while boiling your story down into a pitch
Get feedback on your work in progress from a supportive community of writers
About this course:
Learning to write a screenplay is a process, and to do it well can take years of practice. This workshop offers two tried-and-true ways to make a lot of progress in a short period of time as you: 1) learn how to write a treatment and 2) get personalized feedback on your work. A series of lectures and assignments help you master the basics of screenwriting, especially the all-important screenplay structure, while also exploring how to write strong characters. Boil down your story into a short pitch and then expand that into a complete treatment for a feature-length script. With a solid, entertaining treatment in hand, you leave the workshop ready to conceptualize and begin work on your own script beyond the classroom.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.
This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.