Rewrite Skills: An Intensive Workshop

SCRIPT X 464.1E

Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection

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What you can learn.

  • Engage with your first draft to identify areas for improvement and rewriting
  • Identify key script elements that make your writing as effective as possible
  • Leave the workshop with tools and questions to help you revise independently
  • Work from a full first draft to keep the lessons practical and focused

About this course:

To rewrite or NOT to sell. That is the question. This deep dive into what it takes to produce a professional screenplay or one-hour dramatic pilot is all about embracing the “rewrite process” and learning how to implement rewrite techniques. In this course, you learn to understand the difference between a selling draft and a shooting script. You also learn how to argue with your first draft as if you two are a respectful writing team. What is your theme? Is the moral of your story honored from FADE IN to FADE OUT? Let’s find and fix the little problems with your first draft and learn how to better underscore your screenplay’s strong points. The course goal is to leave the seminar excited and ready to revise your existing piece of work with an arsenal of rewriting techniques at your disposal. Writers must come into this course with a full first draft of a screenplay.

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