Course description

Writing the screenplay for the next box office smash or successful independent film requires inspiration; it also requires knowledge of the screenwriter's craft. This workshop course provides both. Students learn screenwriting techniques├│structuring narrative developing outlines into scripts and composing scenes and dialog├│while writing their own film scripts which can be inspired by a personal experience a short story or a newspaper article. Guest speakers include film industry professionals including entertainment lawyers screenwriters and actors. In addition students view award-winning films screened outside of class time. By the end of the summer term students have a better understanding of the relationships between structure scene and dialogue and are better equipped to write compelling screenplays.

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