I got an email about a 6-week screenwriting class that might be of interest to some of you. It’s going on at The Writer’s Store with Palak Patel, VP of Development at Spring Creek Productions (Blood Diamond, Perfect Storm, Monster-In-Law, etc.). Here is the info from the email:

THE INDUSTRY INSIDER SCREENWRITING CLASS

6-Week Course at The Writers Store
with Palak Patel
VP of Development at Spring Creek Productions
(Blood Diamond, Perfect Storm, Monster-In-Law, etc.)

Tuesdays: July 22nd – August 26th, 2008
7pm – 10pm

SPECIAL DISCOUNT AND GIVEAWAYS FOR INFOLIST.com
See details below!

ACT NOW! ONLY 12 SEATS LEFT!

As VP of Development at Spring Creek Productions at Warner Brothers Studios, Palak Patel spends all day giving notes to established writers, deciding which scripts to bring into the studio, and speaking with A-list agents and managers about the latest specs and projects.

Now, he’s bringing his insider knowledge to the classroom. In this six-week course, he’ll work with you as you develop an outline and begin the first act of your screenplay. He’ll give you feedback on assignments, and show you how to make your script stand out from the 30-40 specs that get submitted to him every week.

In addition to his own personal knowledge, he will be bringing in a different industry insider every week for a Q&A. These will include a CAA agent, a Warner Brothers studio exec, a manager, director, studio based producer, and an established writer.

Also, so that you have an up to the minute knowledge of what the industry is looking for, he will be giving you copies of screenplays currently in development by A-list writers, as well as the latest specs bought by studios.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Come into the class with an idea for a screenplay, and over the course of six weeks, Palak will help you turn that idea into an outline and a first act.

Week 1 – Evolution and Foundation of Screenwriting
Week 2 – The Outline: Structure, Story, and Plot
Week 3 – Characters, Style, and Tone
Week 4 – The First Act
Week 5 – Scenes, Layering, and Dialogue
Week 6 – The Business side of screenwriting: Representation, Producers, Studios, Lawyers, and the WGA

Sign up now as enrollment is limited to ensure everyone gets personal attention!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
Mention you heard about the course from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and get $150 OFF – that’s only $799 for the full six weeks! (normally $949). To get your discount, click the link below and use Discount Code INFOLIST upon final checkout!
www.writersstore.com/product.php?products_id=3970

PLUS, All participants will also receive:
10% OFF everything in The Writers Store, AND
FREE 3-Month subscription to StoryLink.com’s Pitch Perfect!

LOCATION & TIMES:
Tuesdays: 7PM – 10pm, July 22nd – August 26th, 2008
at
The Writers Store
2040 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

For questions or more information, please contact the Writers Store at:
siteinquiry@writersstore.com
OR call (310) 441-5151