Introduction to Screenwriting
Have you ever wondered what makes a successful screenplay before it can be made into a successful film, what separates a spec script from a production script or a shooting script, or how a screenplay differs from other forms of writing? Do you know when to follow the “rules” of a screenplay, when to break them and why? Join me as we wade through the ins and outs of screenwriting, the elements that comprise a successful screenplay, and how to identify these elements in successful scripts and movies. Beginning with the basics, you will learn how a screenplay is built, with emphasis on character and structure, dialogue and scene-building, genre, theme, goals, and knowing your audience. There may be spoilers for both classic and recent films like Avengers: Infinity War so come prepared. With David Raines. You will be emailed the Zoom link 24 hours before the start of class. If you sign up less than 24 hours before the start of the class, please email Kristen at [email protected] for your link.