6-Week Introduction to Screenwriting, starts June 4, 2020
Starts Thursday, June 4, 2020
*If social distancing measures are still in place due to COVID-19, classes will meet via Zoom.
This course is for the true screenwriting novice. Have you ever had a great idea for a movie but didn’t know where to begin? It can certainly be overwhelming as screenwriting has it’s own style, rules and format. In this 6-week course, you will learn the basics, leaving you with a great foundation to write a feature screenplay of your own! We will cover topics such as screenplay formatting, how to properly structure a screenplay, the top 10 deadly sins to avoid when writing a screenplay, and you’ll have an opportunity to write several original scenes of your own! If you have NO prior screenwriting knowledge or experience, this course is a prerequisite for Screenwriting II and III.
Note: Students will need screenwriting software on their computer for this class. Install FREE screenwriting software to your device, using: Celtx, WriterDuet, or FadeIn. You can also purchase FinalDraft.
Class size limited to 8 writers
Meets Thursdays 7:00PM to 9:30PM / June 4, 2020 to July 9, 2020
Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Rex McGee is a native of North Texas and a protege of the legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder. McGee has sold over 20 scripts for film and television since receiving his BA in Cinema from USC. He has worked in both Los Angeles and Texas as a screenwriter and journalist, and he has conducted screenwriting and creativity workshops at SMU for the last 19 years. His film credits include Warner Brothers’ Pure Country, starring George Strait, Hallmark’s Where There’s a Will, starring Marion Ross and Keith Carradine, and the IMAX film, Texas: The Big Picture, for the Texas State History Museum in Austin. A member of the Writers Guild of America, West, he has collaborated on his screenplays with directors Jon Amiel, John Putch, Peter Masterson, Robert Mulligan, and Billy Wilder. He adapted his own original screenplay of Pure Country for the musical stage, which will have its world premiere in April 2020 at Houston’s Theater Under the Stars: purecountrythemusical.com