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Developing The Narrative Short Film Workshop 

TBD
3-6pm PST / 6-
9pm EST
15 weeks in total
 

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Join screenwriters from around the world in this exclusive workshop taught by seasoned movie studio executive & pro screenwriter Steven Douglas Craig. 

Participants will be guided through the process of developing a short film screenplay, from the seed of an idea, through the extensive outlining process, and into a polished First Draft… Twice!  That’s two short film screenplays in 15 weeks!

This course provides an essential steppingstone for aspiring directors and filmmakers who want to demonstrate their abilities with the narrative short screenplay form.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course has been designed to develop basic writing abilities for the screen by focusing on the narrative short form. Analyzing successful short films (& screenplays) while writing you own, we’ll focus on structure, character development, theme, the role of conflict, strategies for writing effective dialogue and the importance of setting. Most importantly, you’ll learn to utilize these elements in your own work.​​

While writing in & out of class, this course will use a combination of lectures, short form analysis, reading/analyzing scripts, writing exercises and workshopping of participants' with the goal of developing your voice as a writer for the screen.​

NOTE FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Please come to the first class prepared to PITCH TWO short form concepts. Your pitches should give a clear, concise, two or three-sentence answer to the questions “Who is your protagonist? Where is the story set? What is the antagonistic force? What is the crisis?”

WHEN

Thursdays @ 3-6pm PST / 6-9pm EST

19th of October for 15 weeks (Ends Feb 1st, 2024)

WHERE

Sessions will be held on Zoom

 ID + Password + requirements for class will be provided one week before commencement.  

INSTRUCTOR

Seasoned Studio Executive & Pro Screenwriter Steven Douglas-Craig.

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COST

** Payment in full upfront for entire 15 weeks will be - $1699.00

OR

** Pay first installment (50%) before first class then second installment (50%) before Dec. 1st.

$875.00 + $875.00 = $1,750.00

YOU CAN ALSO AUDIT BEFORE YOU BOARD IT!

For a fee of $375, you can join all 15 classes and listen in to lectures, advice and opinions of those in the workshop.

You won't be able to submit work or offer opinion, BUT you will glean valuable information on the process with an option on a discounted price in future workshop series. NO LIMIT ON AMOUNT OF AUDITORS!

REFUND POLICY: Refund requests made prior to the start date of any program will be processed as site credit. 

Credits may be used towards any service on this site, up to the full amount refunded. 

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