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.)
Having a literary community is essential to the life of any writer. Won't you join us at Writing Workshops Dallas? All spring classes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting (in-person & online classes) now enrolling.
We're excited to announce our lineup of Fall 2017 classes! Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting, and Poetry workshops are enrolling now and classes will begin in August, September, and October on a rolling basis. In the coming weeks we'll also confirm the dates for additional seminars for the fall term. Writing Workshops Dallas also offers individual manuscript critique, MFA application prep, and one-on-one coaching services available via the Coaching & Critique link above. Click on the picture above for a full listing of our fall classes.
You can also click the Contact link above to send our staff any questions you might have about fall enrollment or our editing services. We look forward to hearing from you!
Whether most writers admit it or not, they’ve probably imagined seeing their novel on the big screen. In this 3-Hour Seminar on June 11th, presented by Writing Workshops Dallas and Whitney Davis Literary, we will discuss what to consider when adapting your novel to a screenplay. We will cover everything from pre-existing Intellectual Property to what executives look for in a script, to what to keep or cut in the adaptation. If you’ve ever wondered about taking the plunge and turning your novel into a screenplay, this is the workshop for you! To learn more or to register for this seminar, simply click on the picture above.
How do you write a screenplay? We're glad you asked, because Whitney Davis is teaching our 8-week Introduction to Screenwriting class this spring! You've been wanting to write that script for years and NOW is the time. Plus: the class will be a blast. It starts April 11th and no prior knowledge or experience is necessary.
In this 8-week course for screenwriting novices, students will get a comprehensive overview of screenwriting and come away with the skills needed to confidently begin the process of writing an original screenplay. In class, you'll cover topics such as the technical format and structure of screenplays, the differences between TV and feature film scripts, single cam vs. multi cam screenplays, and the top 10 deadly sins to avoid when writing a screenplay. We'll round out the course by analyzing a few of the 2007 Oscar nominated screenplays for best feature, and close out our time by giving our students an opportunity to write a scene or two of their own. You'll learn so much!
Though the class meets in person, Whitney is offering a few Skype spots in this class if you wanna take the class and don't live in Dallas. To check it out, simply click on the photo above!