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Screenwriting Intensive

The Screenwriting Intensive happens in a short time span (1 day in NYC, or 2 days on Zoom). The course includes a mixture of lectures and exercises. It’s open to writers of any level. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types...drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with emotional verve and visual imagery we never forget.

A movie isn’t great unless it starts with a great blueprint—the screenplay. Here you’ll learn how to write for the movies and how to market your work.

Whether you seek to write shorts or features, Hollywood glamor or indie grit, we’ll show you how to write screenplays that light up the screen.

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Screenwriting Intensive

The class was a good grounding in the basics. It clarified and made writing stories much more approachable—a good springboard.

Debbie Jenkinson

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Upcoming Classes NYC COVID Info

To ensure everyone's good health, students in NYC classes must provide proof of full Covid vaccinations (the initial series of Covid vaccines plus at least one booster). We will accept your Covid vaccine card (or a digital scan), a NY State Excelsior digital card, or another form of government-approved proof. We will contact you before class begins about showing us proof. Also, we will require masks in the classrooms and Gotham premises.

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  • Saturday, May 6
    NYC, 11am – 6pm ET
    1-Day Intensive

Price

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

1-Day

Syllabus

This course gives an overview of the basics of screenwriting craft. Course components:
     Brief lectures
     Writing exercises

Topics: 
     A Movie is a Blueprint
     Plot
     Character
     Format
     Scene
     Showing Your Work

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.