Inclusive Screenwriting

SCRIPT X 465.1E

While there are many ideas of what inclusion means in film and television, one thing is clear--the urgency for diverse voices and stories are on the forefront of entertainment. With hits like Black Panther and Crazy Rich…

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Review the history of underrepresented voices and stories to identify opportunities for your scripts
  • Learn how screenwriters can advocate to tell urgent and complex stories in a risk-averse industry
  • Identify how screenwriters write inclusively about communities of which they are and aren’t members
  • Imbue your script with rich details that invigorate your world and characters

About this course:

While there are many ideas of what inclusion means in film and television, one thing is clear--the urgency for diverse voices and stories are on the forefront of entertainment. With hits like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians in theaters and shows like Master of None, Black-ish, Orange is the New Black, and Transparent on television, the appetite for multi-ethnic casting and stories are in rising demand by studios. This workshop focuses on assigning your characters based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities and how that diversity adds dimension and drama to your story. The course also covers showing diversity through dialogue, the importance of research, and most importantly, how to stand your ground when stakeholders of your project may not understand your original vision. Toward the end of the course, special attention is paid to the problem of underrepresented writers in Hollywood and strategies of how you should navigate the tricky efforts of greater inclusion.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Julia Camara
374415
Fee:
$665.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 29, 2020
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Notes

No meeting November 3, 2020.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Discussion
Tue Sep 29, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 6, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 13, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 20, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 27, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 24, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 1, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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