Screenwriting Workshops: Descriptions

Session I: July 11-15

Structuring Your Screenplay with Christina Lazaridi  

This workshop will demystify the process of script structure. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of how to approach structure, grasp the nuance of scene structure and make clear, organic choices for each story line. It will provide a methodology to clarify story elements, characters, plots and themes and a troubleshooting list for when things don’t work. It will offer an opportunity to rework the opening of a film and structure the first act.  Intermediate to Advanced

Find Your Story, Write your Screenplay with Annette Handley Chandler

This workshop stresses the theory and craft of professional screenwriting. Participants will be guided through the process of developing and writing a screenplay in a constructive environment of reading and analysis of each participant’s work. Screenwriters will be challenged to identify theme, sharpen story and plot, deepen characters, construct scenes that lay the foundation for a strong script and think visually! Participants will leave with a three-act story breakdown and/or the beginning or rewrite of a viable script. Intermediate to advanced screenwriters.

Session II – July 18-29

Writing The Screenplay with Frank Pugliese

Using the requirements of screenwriting to find and refine the story that will become the
foundation of a successful screenplay. Participants will explore the fundamentals of screenwriting while finding, developing and securing the story that will eventually evolve into a full-length screenplay. The requirements and elements of a screenplay will be the focal point of an examination on the opportunities and obstacles of telling and sustaining a story within the given form.  All levels.