focuses on the unique characteristics of screenwriting. From your original concept, you will learn to weave a story using
dramatic structure, vivid characters, and cinematic conventions. This course covers the basic structure of a script for film or
TV. You will also be given guidance in rewriting and polishing your unique script. Furthermore, time will be spent on networking, contests, writer�s
groups, agents, etc., with the ultimate goal of selling your "Spec Script"
to a producer or studio.
Don Simonds has written six feature film scripts, two stage plays, four live
action short films, and one sitcom for television. Educationally, Mr. Simonds
minored in Film-Radio-Television during his Master�s program at the
University of Texas. He participated in the Motion Picture & Television Program at UCLA. He studied Stage writing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston
and minored in Theatre during his Bachelor�s program at Florida State.
Learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of dramatic writing:
including; but not limited to, the basic structure of a script, why the
first 10 pages are most important, how to craft a marketable script, and
develop believable characters.
Receive guidance for approaching a rewrite; such as, how to analyze a
scene, fix composition, develop antagonism, improve cast design, ensure
a character arc, and polish and tighten dialogue.
Participants will be encouraged to complete the first draft or at a
minimum Act One of a feature length film or TV pilot script.
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