Feature Film Pro-Series
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
About this course:Starting with a story concept and developing it into a dynamic, compelling, and market-ready script, you learn how to articulate a personal vision while communicating with a wide audience and balance the intuitive with the technical. Throughout the process, your originality is encouraged as you are guided to create complex characterizations, a powerful dramatic structure, thematic subtext, and tell your story visually. The intimate, eight-member workshop allows for in-depth and ongoing analysis of each writer's work, along with regularly occurring brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. Guest speakers provide insights into the working writer's process as well as speak to the realities of the movie industry. Participants may withdraw their application any time before acceptance. One writing sample consisting of your best completed feature length screenplay, a one-two page personal statement, plus up to three loglines for a new project to develop in the course and $10 nonrefundable fee are required. This is not a re-write course. Participants will not be charged the full course fee unless they are selected for the series. Upon completion of the course, you also submit your completed script to receive feedback and consideration by an established agent, manager, or producer.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Feature Film Pro-Series.
One writing sample consisting of your best completed feature length screenplay, a one-two page personal statement, plus up to three loglines for a new project you wish to develop in the course and $10 nonrefundable fee are required. This is not a re-write course. Participants will not be charged the full course fee unless they are selected for the series and decide to enroll thereafter. Click "See Details" below for submission instructions.
Fall 2019 Schedule
Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.
No meeting Mar. 11-17 and Mar. 25-31, the week before, during and after the residency.
There is a $10 nonrefundable application fee. Restricted course; approval needed to enroll. Not eligible for any discounts.
Enrollment limited to eight students. Visitors not permitted. No refund after enrolling.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO THIS COURSE HAS PASSED. ALL INCOMING APPLICATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON STAND-BY. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY ARE BELOW. EMAIL THE WRITERS' PROGRAM FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.
All submissions must include the following materials (Word Document or PDF):
1) A one-page personal statement that includes your writing background, loglines for the scripts you wish to develop in the course, and previous screenwriting courses taken, if any.
2) A completed draft of your previously completed feature length screenplay. (Note: participants in this pro-series class work on a brand new script, not the one submitted for this application. No exceptions.)
To apply, click "add to cart" and proceed with check-out. You will only be charged the $10 application fee at this time. The full course fee will be due in its entirety should you choose to enroll based on your acceptance into the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
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