Rewrite Skills: A Two Day Intensive Workshop
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Enrollment limited to 20 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.