Writing for the Screen
Drawing from films, short stories, and plays, this intensive eight-week workshop in screenwriting will emphasize character as True North, the fixed point to which a writer can always refer. Dramatic structure, visual writing, and scene building will be explored through in-class exercises, a screening of short films, and the weekly analysis of participant work. Participants should aim to have the first act of a feature screenplay or one short script by the end of the workshop. The last class will be devoted to a table reading of scripts with actors.