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Screenwriting (in-person class) – This is an ongoing class. Registration closed.

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2023

Michael Cordell

Instructor: Michael Cordell
$160 Members | $175 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 3/8/23 – 4/26/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll:

By registering for an in-person offering, you attest that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk for contracting Covid-19 wear a mask. In the event of significant Covid-19 upticks, students must be prepared for the mask policy to change and to transition to a virtual platform if necessary. No refunds will be issued if in-person classes/seminars need to transition online.

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting to increase the odds of getting your script read. This 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, whose first novel, Contempt, was an Amazon Top Ten legal thriller, and his second novel, Our Trespasses, was a winner of the Silver Falchion award for best supernatural thriller.

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March 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Michael Cordell


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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