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Screenwriting 101

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Michael Cordell
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 1/16/19 – 3/6/19 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting to increase the odds of getting your script read. This class will cover key elements of screenwriting, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and exposition. We’ll talk about how Hollywood thinks (to the extent that anyone knows how Hollywood thinks). Students will also have the opportunity to submit a story outline or the first ten pages of a screenplay for class critique if they would like to do so (totally optional). The main focus is writing the commercial screenplay, but the elements discussed will be relevant to most good storytelling.

About the Instructor: Michael Cordell has been writing screenplays for over twenty years. He has sold three screenplays to Hollywood studios, one of which was produced into a feature film starring Harvey Keitel. He is also a novelist represented by The Harold Ober Agency in New York.

This is an on-going class and is closed to registration. 


March 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Michael Cordell


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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