SPRING/SUMMER 2018 SCREENWRITING CLASSES

All Writing Workshops Dallas screenwriting instructors have industry experience and are professional writers/teachers. Our instructors are dedicated teachers who have a passion for the craft of screenwriting. Workshops are limited to eight writers. Students will have their work critiqued in class and will receive written feedback from the instructor and their classmates. Private consultations with the instructor will also be provided. 

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below each class or seminar description to ensure there is still room in the class/seminar.

Refund Policy: included in the price of each multi-week workshop is a $100 non-refundable enrollment fee, required for all multi-week workshops. If a student drops a multi-week workshop up to 5 days before the class starts, all but the enrollment fee will be refunded. After the 5-day grace period, there are no refunds, and students will be required to pay the full course fee. We have this refund policy because we keep our classes intentionally small. Dropping a class at the last minute or after the class starts means that someone else who wanted to be in the class cannot participate, and so we don't offer refunds after the 5-day grace period. For a writing workshop to function, enrolled students must be dedicated to the class.

All returning writers receive a $25 discount on any course offering.

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INTRO TO SCREENWRITING

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING - CLASS BEGINS Tuesday, June 5, 2018

5 SPOTS REMAIN OPEN

This course is for the true screenwriting novice. Have you ever had a great idea for a movie 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 feature screenplay of your own! We will cover topics such as screenplay formatting, how to properly structure a screenplay, the top 10 deadly sins to avoid when writing a screenplay, and you’ll have an opportunity to write several original scenes of your own!  If you have NO prior screenwriting knowledge or experience, this course is a prerequisite for Screenwriting II and III.

Note: Most of the reading material will be provided to students, but we do recommend students purchase THE TOOLS OF SCREENWRITING by David Howard and Edward Mabley.

Instructor Rex McGee is a native of North Texas and a protege of the legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder. McGee has sold over 20 scripts for film and television since receiving his BA in Cinema from USC. He has worked in both Los Angeles and Texas as a screenwriter and journalist, and he has conducted screenwriting and creativity workshops at SMU for the last 19 years. His film credits include Warner Brothers’ Pure Country, starring George Strait, the Hallmark Channel’s Where There’s a Will, starring Marion Ross and Keith Carradine, and the IMAX film, Texas: The Big Picture, for the Texas State History Museum in Austin. A member of the Writers Guild of America, West, he has collaborated on his screenplays with directors Jon Amiel, John Putch, Peter Masterson, Robert Mulligan, and Billy Wilder.  He adapted his own original screenplay of Pure Country for the musical stage, which premiered in 2017 at Lyric Stage in Irving, Texas.

Fee: $495 for new students; $470 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students.)

  • Rex McGee, Instructor
  • Enrollment limit: 15 students
  • Meets Tuesdays 7:00PM to 9:30PM / June 5, 2018 to July 24, 2018
  • Class meets at The Foundry Club at Mockingbird Station: 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln / Dallas, TX / 75206

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below to ensure there is still room in the class.