Writing Your First Screenplay

FILM TV X 433.25
Jumpstart your first feature film project in this intensive workshop that will help you refine your story, craft an outline, and teach you screenplay structure.
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What you can learn.

  • Learn the basics of three-act structure and how screenplays use it to tell stories
  • Develop a powerful logline to help you identify the essence of your script
  • Respond to writing prompts and exercises to refine and enrich your story
  • Workshop ideas and drafts in a supportive, encouraging environment

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 strong outline and 2) get personalized feedback on your work. A series of writing exercises and assignments help you master the basics of screenwriting, especially the all-important screenplay structure, while also exploring scene development, characterization, and dialogue. Boil down your story into a one-sentence logline and then expand that into a complete outline for a feature-length script. With a solid, entertaining outline in hand, you leave the workshop ready to conceptualize and begin work on your own script beyond the classroom.

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