Through the course of this yearlong program, we take you from an initial concept to a completed first draft. We then help you polish the first 15 pages of your full-length film. We focus on helping you achieve artistic excellence while honing your craft skills. You are taught the importance of industry script notes and learn to receive and provide constructive feedback that supports and expands, rather than inhibits, your creative process.
During Session One, we start with your original concept and focus on outlining and pre-work exercises to help you develop the plot and story of your screenplay. We begin by reviewing genres and analyzing prototype films and scripts that influence your writing. We discuss the origin of your idea and help you figure out exactly what it is you are trying to convey as an artist through this particular story. We complete a series of progressive writing exercises, eventually developing a solid logline as a foundation for your screenplay. We draft your hero’s backstory and create a chart detailing the relationship of all your primary and secondary characters to the hero and your thematic premise. We review the three-act structure and outline story beats for each act. And we determine if the story “has legs” and can be developed into a feature-length screenplay or television pilot. This is a time to play with your ideas and discover your voice.
Screenwriting is part of a highly competitive industry, and we steer you toward developing polished, professional, commercially viable projects for TV, film, and streaming services and platforms.
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The yearlong program comprises six six-week sessions. Each session costs $250. Total cost: $1,500. There are full and partial scholarships and payment plans available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note: This class is taught through Zoom video conferencing.
Project Write Now offers no refunds or credits once registered, except in the unfortunate case a class or event is cancelled. We reserve the right to change class instructors if necessary. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class, workshop, or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Project Write Now is located at 25 Bridge Ave., Suite 130, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Contact us at email@example.com or call 908.675.0467.