The Big Picture: Writing Your First Screenplay with Beverly Smith-Dawson
Date(s): Thursdays, October 4 - 25, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Lecture, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Screenwriting, Stageplays
About the Class
This course takes students on a journey through the necessary information, tools, and exercises for the beginning screenwriter to start the first draft of a feature-length screenplay. Over the course of four weeks, individuals will be involved in in-class writing assignments, discussions on screenplays verses other formats, and learning techniques such as the 3-Act Structure and 10 Plot Points, Character Analysis, World-Upside-Down Overview, and formatting. Participants will present their screenplay drafts for feedback from others and also give feedback to the other individuals in class. Come prepared to write, learn, and engage in this in-depth look at screenplay writing!