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Screenwriting Master Class SAT July 1

Sat, July 1, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Arthouse Production Offices 639 S Glenwood Place Burbank, CA 91506


This all-day, hands on course will teach you best practices and strategies for developing powerful ideas and stories that sell. We will cover story superstructure, theme, plot, creating compelling characters, dialogue, and narrative. Students may bring a scene to be workshopped into something truly riveting. This class is free for 168 Producers 2017. Lunch is not provided. Attend in person or join live or recorded webcast. If the broadcast fails please know that we will post it for later viewing.

Instructor: Derrick R. Warfel is the Writer-Producer of multiple award-winning feature "Midnight Reckoning," a Development Executive on Paramount's “Captive," and Co-Producer on "Laleh," an auto racing film shooting in the Middle East.


Basic Rules of Storytelling - Secrets of Messaging - Brainstorming the Best Ideas & Characters - A Schedule for Writing a Feature - Four Basic Character Arcs - Sources for the Greatest Stories - Steps to Being a Successful Writer - The Blank Page and How to Defeat It - Plot-Character-Theme: A Mathematical Puzzle - Working Backwards - Getting Feedback: A Successful Writer’s Group - Turning Points in Every Screenplay - The Pixar Formula for Success - Creating Supporting Characters - How to Avoid Getting Stuck & Bogged Down in Act Two - Trimming the Fat Out of Your Story - Character Arcs & Subplots - Creating Sustained Interest for Your Story - Tricks of the Trade to Keep Your Audience Riveted - Creating a Three Dimensional World - Pitfalls That Kill Story - Critical Scene Elements - Step-by-Step Process to Writing a Scene - Powerful, Believable, Compelling Dialogue - Covert Exposition: Keeping Your Audience - Writing Vivid Script Action Lines - Script Evaluation Tools & Rewriting


8-8:30 Registration 

8:30–10:15  Lesson One – Idea Generation and Screenwriting Overview 

10:15-10:30 – Break

10:30 – 12: 30  Lesson Two - Superstructure and Character Discovery

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch

1:30 -3:15 – Lesson Three – Screenplay Structure

3:15 – 3:30  Break

3:30- 5:30  Lesson Four – Writing and Rewriting Dialogue, Action, Exposition

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