Intro to Screenwriting
In this six-week, hands-on class we’ll explore the craft and process of developing a TV pilot or feature-length screenplay. From loglines to beatsheets to outlines to drafting those first pages, we’ll look at the ‘how to’, the ‘where do I even begin’, to ensure you have the tools you need to develop this, as well as future, projects. We’ll dive deep into craft topics such as structure, character, dialogue, world-building and formatting as we read/watch and analyze an award-winning pilot and screenplay. You'll receive feedback weekly from both fellow classmates and instructor. And we’ll wrap up with a discussion on revision strategies for your second draft!
This is an Online: On-Demand class that will take place on our asynchronous online learning platform, Wet.Ink. Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink before 5pm on the first day of class!
*NOTE that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink, our online class platform, before 5pm on the first day of class.
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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