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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Starting Your Script: Intro to Screenwriting

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

No matter how talented the cinematographer is, how amazing the musical score sounds or how fantastic the costuming is, nothing can save a film from a poorly-written script; that's where this class comes in. Together, we will break down the most basic elements of screenwriting over a 3-hour period to see how they operate in the art of filmmaking. Along with class discussion, there will be many generative writing activities to help study script and film excerpts. Our references will range from arthouse icons like Andrei Tarkovsky to mainstream auteurs like Jordan Peele. This workshop will enable participants to jumpstart their scripts with a new grasp on how these basic concepts operate, and gain a new mastery over how and when to bend the rules.



Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!



Scholarship Information

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

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.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!