Screenwriting II

10 Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm, starting April 3rd, 2014
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Screenwriting is an entirely different form of writing, with it’s own complex set of rules and principles. In this ten-week workshop, we will study Hollywood structure and format while also exploring works that defy the norm and challenge the way films are written. Students will bring in a dozen pages every other week and receive peer and instructor feedback on their scripts. Writers may also distribute their scripts via e-mail to get even more feedback. We will analyze a variety of film scripts to break down the structure and gain an in-depth understanding of what makes a great film. We'll discuss the screenplays of such writers as:

  • Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
  • Callie Khouri
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • William Goldman
  • Mike Leigh
  • Wes Anderson
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Nora Ephron
  • Charlie Kaufman
  • Mark Boal
  • Cameron Crowe

Topics covered will include writing dialogue, creating conflict, creating original characters and how to work with non-linear structure. By the end of this workshop, writers will have a first draft of a screenplay as well as a detailed step-outline and character biography. This class is perfect for students who have taken introduction to screenwriting or have some screenwriting experience.

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Mark Fogarty
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Previous Students Say

  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Writing Homework
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


  • Screenwriting

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