There are a lot of places that offer screenplay workshop to help out new or struggling screenwriters. Of course, not all of the screenwriting workshops are for noobs. Some of them just help you to hone your craft.
Well, if you think one of these would do you good the LA Writers Lab has a new one coming up. You may already know about it if you got the INFOLIST.com email about it.
Here are the details:
THE 90-DAY SCREENPLAY
A 3-month workshop with
* Having trouble getting your great idea onto the page?
* Getting stuck halfway through?
* Need guidance on structure, character, dialogue, or themes?
THIS 90-DAY WORKSHOP WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A FINISHED SCREENPLAY!
Since it’s a teleseminar, you can take it from ANYWHERE!
Screenwriter Interviews with Special Guests:
Benjamin van der Veen (Che: Guerilla) speaking on “The Outline”
Allison Burnett (Fame, Feast of Love) speaking on “The First Draft”
Donna Powers (The Italian Job) speaking on “The Rewrite”
27 TELECONFERENCE CLASSES OVER 90 DAYS:
March 23rd – June 20th, 2010
Tuesdays: 12pm – 1:30pm (PST)
Fridays 12pm – 12:50pm (PST)
HOW IT WORKS:
The 90-Day Screenplay is an intensive 27-class tele-course where you will receive all the practical tools you’ll need to complete your screenplay, from initial idea, through outline, first draft, and rewrite. Each class begins with a lecture, followed by a series of stream-of-consciousness writing exercises and discussion. You will receive specific homework at the end of each class as well as an emailed summary of the points covered.
TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
* 3-Act Structure as an intuitive model
* Clarifying the logline
*The secret to writing constructive outlines (stream-of-consciousness writing exercises + proven techniques that allow the story to emerge)
* Exploring the “universal dilemma” (dramatic question) at the heart of the story
* Using your fears as an ally (you are uniquely qualified to writer your script)
* Writing from a place of jeopardy
* Developing memorable characters
* Writing compelling movie dialogue
* The secrets to writing great description
* Secrets to writing driving narrative
* Theme (what is this thing really about?)
* Developing a powerful “want” for the hero
* Clarifying the need
* The rules of screenplay format
* Writing the first draft
* Setup (how to make the first ten pages rock)
* How to make the reader care about your characters
* Protagonists and Antagonists (clue: they want exactly the same thing!)
* Showing, not telling
* Dramatizing exposition
* Disguising back-story
* Layering information (conflating scenes)
* Building tension
* How to write a crisp first act that readers can’t put down
* Raising the stakes through the second act
* Developing “turning points”
* High Concept
* Rules of Genre
* Beats, Scenes, Sequences, Acts
* Climax (the secret to writing an unforgettable battle scene)
* Tying up loose ends
* Bookends (beginnings and endings)
* The Rewrite (how to rewrite the screenplay efficiently)
* Making the scenes as dynamic as possible
* Making it cinematic (a picture paints a thousand words)
* Keeping it tight (brevity is the soul of screenwriting)
* Transformation (the “power” of story)
* And much much more…
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
Mention INFOLIST.com when you register, and get $60 OFF! That’s just $325 (normally $385!) if you sign up by the EARLY DEADLINE of March 15th, 2010! ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT, so don’t wait!
Use the special link below to register by March 15th to get your discount:
OR call LA Writers Lab at (310) 712-1290 and be sure to mention INFOLIST.com to get your discount!