8 x 10: Advanced Screenwriting
WHEN: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST, September 14 – November 16
WHERE: On Zoom
In this 10-week class you’ll get in-depth instruction on something I feel very passionate about: closing the gap between the screenplay and the finished film.
As screenwriters you will learn to employ the skills of other filmmaking disciplines in order to bring more immediacy to your pages. You’ll write like a director directs, a DP shoots, an editor edits. The goal is to create a more complete cinematic experience so that when readers finish your script they will feel they have “seen” the movie or series pilot.
Visually-driven. Immersive. Visceral. These are terms you will hear a lot – along with my continued proselytizing about character revelation and the power of POV.
Structurally, this class will focus on sequencing your screenplay. Each week we’ll break down and examine one of the eight successive sequences that comprise feature films and series.
And, of course, you’ll also get my notes and feedback on your work each week.
This is not a beginning screenwriting class. You will get the most out of it if you come with a script idea you’re ready to write or an existing draft that you want to rewrite.
Enrollment is limited to 8 writers and sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Payment can be made via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Contact me to sign up or if you have any questions.