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First steps to film.

Next workshop date is TBD. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to Tricia Fish at headclamp@gmail.com.

OVERVIEW

Do you love movies? Their images, music, and emotions can stir us like nothing else. Every film starts with the screenplay; the screenwriter holds the power to create a world.

Learn the essential steps needed to begin to master this art and craft, in two intensive sessions.

THE SCREENWRITERS’ INTENSIVE –FIRST STEPS is a two-night workshop for writers who want to get the goods on the world of screenplay writing from both an art and a craft perspective, and who also seek professional, positive feedback on their ideas.

DETAILS

Join professional film and television screenwriter Tricia Fish for an immersive, lively and interactive workshop for writers who are interested in learning about writing a feature screen story. A group session will also help participants translate initial ideas into the realm of professional screenplays. This session also benefits those who are hunting for their big story; we’ll work on strategies to start generating ideas that are suitable for a movie. A group story creation will shine light on the process all screenwriters tackle.

Short film and pilot ideas are also welcome, and will also benefit greatly from our intensive focus in this workshop on the structure, plot, story, dialogue, character, format, and rewriting that comes with the territory of a feature film screenplay.

REQUIRED: If desired, submit up to ten pages of your screenplay-in-progress or a brief description of what you’d like to work on, in whatever format it exists: notes, ideas, a short story. Script pages will be reviewed, if desired, by the group.

WE’LL COVER:  SCREENPLAY FORMAT   *  STORY IDEAS: GENERATING IDEAS FROM THE HEART   *  STORY IDEAS:  HOW TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE POTENTIAL   *  PLOT – NOT THE SAME AS STORY! YOU’LL FIND OUT WHY   *  COMEDY TECHNIQUES   *  GOOD DIALOGUE   *   CREATING REAL CHARACTERS   *  READING AND GIVING NOTES  *  REWRITING – WHERE THE MAGIC CAN HAPPEN  *  AGENTS, AND HOW TO GET ONE    *  I’VE FINISHED MY SCREENPLAY – NOW WHAT?   *   GREAT BOOKS AND RESOURCES   *  HOW TO APPROACH FEAR AND WRITERS’ BLOCK   *     HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY   *  BASIC BUSINESS FOR SCREENWRITERS

trishABOUT TRICIA: Tricia has more than fifteen years’ experience in Film and TV writing. Her work includes an award-winning short film, two features including the hit “New Waterford Girl”, and many television episodes in adult drama, kids’ animation, documentary, and comedy, including acting as creative consultant on the original “Trailer Park Boys” series. She most recently served as Executive Story Editor on 65 episodes of two tween shows for Channel/BBC/Netflix.