Film Writing: Introduction

Are you wrestling with a movie idea that hasn’t quite taken shape? Do you have a draft of a screenplay that desperately needs a rewrite? This series of lectures and discussions helps you understand the craft of screenwriting and develop the tools you need to take your project to the next level. Aimed at beginning to intermediate screenwriters, writers in other media and workers in the film industry, this workshop provides an intensive study of the vocabulary of the cinema, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue and subtext. It also addresses the role of the writer in the film industry, the market for Canadian screenwriters and ways to “break in” as a serious screenwriter.

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Recommended textbooks:

  • Vogler, Christopher. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
  • Schmidt, Victoria Lynn. Story Structure Architect
  • Yanno, Drew. Third Act: Writing a Great Ending to Your Screenplay


Course Format

This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.

Available Sessions

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Jan 22-Mar 15, 2019 | Online | $545.00

Format: Online
Code: AW508W19O
Jan 22-Mar 15, 2019

1nstructor: Steven Hahn

Fees / Tuition

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