This 8-week course, taught by Whitney Davis, is for the true screenwriting novice. Have you ever had a great idea for a movie or TV show but didn’t know where to begin? It can certainly be overwhelming as screenwriting has it’s own style, rules and format. In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics, leaving you with a great foundation to write a screenplay of your own! We will cover topics such as screenplay formatting, how to properly structure a screenplay, feature film vs. television, single cam vs. multi cam screenplays and the top 10 deadly sins to avoid when writing a screenplay. We will round out the course studying the Oscar nominated screenplays for best feature, and you will have an opportunity to write an original scene or two of your own! If you have NO prior screenwriting knowledge or experience, this course is a pre-requisite for Screenwriting II and III.
Note: Students are required to purchase The Hollywood Standard: The Complete Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style by Christopher Riley and Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. Please contact the instructor, Whitney Davis, for a 25% discount on the Final Draft Software if you need it.
Fee: $495 for new students; $470 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students.)