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Fundamentals of Screenwriting

May 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 29, 2016


Michael CordellInstructor: Michael Cordell
Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members
6 Wednesdays, May 25 -June 29, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Limited to 11 students.

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting to increase the odds of getting your script read. This six-week class covers 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), and the class will also be encouraged to submit a story outline or the first ten pages of a screenplay for class critique. The main focus is writing the commercial screenplay, but the elements discussed will be relevant to most good storytelling.

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.

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“Good communicator and very helpful with problems.”

“Very professional.”

“He has a great sense of humor.”

“Made it real and fun, technical and practical and engaging.”



May 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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