Summer Courses





Screenwriting Workshop

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
Yes
Subject Area: 
CINEMA STUDIES (CINE)
Course Number: 
CINE 116 900
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:30pm-8:40pm
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

Politz, Keir

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This is a workshop-style course for those who have thought they had a terrific idea for a movie but didn't know where to begin. The class will focus on learning the basic tenets of classical dramatic structure and how this (ideally) will serve as the backbone for the screenplay of the aforementioned terrific idea. Each student should, by the end of the semester, have at least thirty pages of a screenplay completed. Classic and not-so-classic screenplays will be required reading for every class, and students will also become acquainted with how the business of selling and producing one's screenplay actually happens. Students will be admitted on the basis of an application by email briefly describing their interest in the course to the instructor.


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