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Writing The Short Thriller/Horror Screenplay

Saturday May 18th
3:00-5:00pm PST / 6:o0-8:00
pm EST
6 weeks in total

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Indulging in the thrill of creating short-form terror, screenwriters will explore the craft of short form visual storytelling with a horror/thriller focus in this exclusive workshop taught by seasoned movie studio executive, pro screenwriter, and passionate horror-meister Steven Douglas Craig (Insidious Franchise, The Unholy, Slender Man, Possession of Hannah Grace). 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will focus on specifics of horror/thriller genres (and sub-genres) in short form while helping writers develop next-level features and longer form stories for the screen. Writers will hone basic writing concepts by analyzing successful, award-winning short films (& screenplays) while writing their own. Focus on structure, character development, theme, the role of conflict, strategies for writing effective dialogue and the importance of setting will be given. Most importantly, writers will learn to utilize these elements in their own work to terrorize!

Believing in the effectiveness of reading, watching, and writing, 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: Please come to 1st class with TWO short form concepts to pitch. Pitches should give clear, concise, two or three-sentence answer to Who's your protagonist? Where's story set? What's antagonistic force? What is central crisis?

WHEN

Saturday, May 18th

3:00-5:00pm PST / 6:00-8:00pm EST

6 weeks (Ends June 22nd)

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 6 weeks will be - $349.00

OR

** Pay first installment before first class then second installment before June 1st.

$200.00 + $249.00 = $449.00

YOU CAN ALSO AUDIT BEFORE YOU BOARD IT!

For a fee of $125, you can join all 6 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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