The Screenwriting Writing Workshop 6-Week Intensive, Starts Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
Begins Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
Class will meet weekly on Wednesday nights via Zoom, 6PM - 8PM EST
Open to All writers!
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Taught by Evan Fleischer, a writer, editor, and teacher. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Republic, Slate, The Washington Post, Vice, and numerous other publications. He has a MFA from Emerson College.
Learn more about Evan in our Meet the Teaching Artist series.
Come watch, analyze, and write movies with your peers.
Over the course of six weeks, students will workshop their own material while engaging in intense close readings of classic films that seek to answer certain fundamental questions:
Wat does it mean to write for an actor? How does a film reflect what’s written? What does it mean to write based on what’s plausible? What does it mean to write based on what’s implausible? What do we do with specifics? What do we do when we want to shoot for the moon?
No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome.
COURSE OUTLINE:Week 1: Breaking a story
Week 2: How the Film Performs the Script
Week 3: ‘Big’ films and ‘Small’ films
Week 4: Stepping outside our own perspective
Week 5: Character and Plot
Week 6: Tying it all together
- The Screenwriter's Workbook by Syd Field
- "Backwards and Forwards" by David Ball
- The Anatomy of Story by John Truby.
- Films: “On The Waterfront,” Ozu’s “Floating Weeds,” “Goodfellas,” and more.
- “On The Waterfront”
- Ozu’s “Floating Weeds”
- “Goodfellas” and more.
Notes: students will not have to purchase these texts. Students can opt to watch course films on their own time, though the instructor will make time for students to watch these films together. Also: the syllabus is subject to change
- How to break a story.
- An understanding of the craft of screenwriting.
- Support and engagement with their peers
TAKE THIS CLASS IF:
- You're finding the constraints of your current writing practice too limiting.
- You want exposure to a range of new approaches to bring to your writing practice.
- You want an expanded sense of what is possible in your work in 2023 and beyond!
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class meets weekly via Zoom. Come prepared for a super fun class with live interaction on Zoom each week and plenty of writing, reading, and talking!
- Instructor: Evan Fleischer
- This class will have at least 4 writers
- Class Starts Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
- Class will meet weekly on Wednesday nights via Zoom, 6PM - 8PM EST
- Course is fully ONLINE.
Instructor Evan Fleischer is a writer, editor, and recent MFA graduate. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Republic, Slate, The Washington Post, Vice, and numerous other publications.