This 10-week class will focus on all the "pre-work" that goes into transforming the glimmer of an idea into a full-length screenplay. You will first screen several contemporary films and analyze the basic principles of the traditional three-act story structure seen in most mainstream Hollywood films today. Drawing upon those principles, Kate will take your original ideas through the development process—from log line, to treatment, and to a detailed scene-by-scene three-act outline. By the end of your ten weeks, the challenging, doggedly-detailed pre-work will be complete, and you can dive head-first into the fun part: actually writing your screenplay!
Instructor: Kate Cortesi (Screenwriter, New Line Cinema)
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Starts March 1
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.