Writers Workshop I
Sunday, November 5 – 2:30pm – 5:30pm – Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
You Had Me At Page One
Make the reader love you on the first page! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running. Through examples from your favorite scripts, we take a hard look at word choice, scene direction, dialogue approach, and the nuances of the page.
Instructor: Pilar Alessandra, Instructor/Consultant, On the Page
The Art of Cinematic Storytelling: Transforming Your Premise Into An Engaging Screenplay
The greatest challenge facing all screenwriters, whether novice or professional, is the process of transforming a premise into a compelling, sustainable story. This workshop focuses solely on the art of the story, with an emphasis on such fundamentals as character development, super-objective, rising conflict, scene work, and three-act structure. Participants learn how to spot critical mistakes often made in the initial development of a screenplay’s narrative. The final goal of the workshop is a greater understanding of what makes a story work and a series of tools that participants can immediately apply to their current screenplay.
Instructor: Steven Wolfson, UCLA