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NYFA. Screenwriting Workshop

FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 2 – INTRODUCTORY SESSION

18:00

Registration

18:30

Introductory lecture and acquaintance

19:00 – 22:00

FIRST WORKSHOP

"The Secret of Great Stories". Introduction

IN CLASS EXERCISE: Monologues Writing and Performing 

SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 3 – SCREENWRITING FOR FILM

10:00 – 12:00

WHAT IS YOUR STORY?

- HOOKING audiences with exciting MOVIE CONCEPTS

Movie Examples shown over the weekend include "Key Scenes" from WALL-E, GROUNDHOG DAY, SILVER LINING'S PLAYBOOK
TV Drama Examples shown over the weekend include "Key Scenes" from BREAKING BAD and GAME OF THRONES

13:00 – 15:00                               

CONNECTING WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

- Making the Audience Connect with and Care about Characters

- Use of Curiosity, Compassion, Charm and Complexity

- Conflict for the Body, Mind, Heart and Soul

16:00 – 18:00

INNER STORY, THEME AND CLIMAXES

- Structure of Inner Story's Want and Inner Story's Need

- Theme

- What is the Story Saying?

- Movie Climaxes and Examples of Key Scenes

SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 4 – SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION

10:00 – 12:00                   

THE HOOK

Character's External and Internal Relationship, Thematic Storylines, Dialogue and Subtext 

- Development of Cast of Characters

- Structure for Film and Television Scripts

12:00 – 15:00

ONE DAY PLAY – PARTICIPANTS WRITE / ACT / DIRECT SHORT PLAYS

Workshop participants learn building-blocks of creating an exciting short play then START WRITING!

13:30 – 14:30

Coffee-break

15:00 – 18:00

Writers finish first drafts. Actors arrive and get scripts. Writers and Actors Rehearse and Rewrite together for the next THREE HOURS

18:00 – 22:00

PERFORMANCE OF ONE DAY PLAYS

22:00 

WORKSHOP CERTIFICATES

Read more about the course and the teachers

REGISTRATION FOR SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP IS CLOSED