Free Support and Outreach for Colorado's Filmmaking Community
4 Week: Screenwriting 102- The First Ten Pages
With David Mulholland
The first ten pages of your screenplay are the most important of the entire story. In this four-week workshop, we will look exclusively at your first ten pages; and for those who have been putting off getting their screenplay started, now is the time. Instruction will be based on workshopping.
Starts April 18th. Register online at lighthousewriters.org
or call 303-297-1185
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Two Weekend Intensive:
Screenplay Bootcamp with Matt Ferner
Do you have a movie in you but have yet to get it started? Through the course of this two weekend intensive, you’ll get your log line, a working treatment, a cast of characters, and progress towards your first act. You’ll tune your ear for sharp, snappy dialogue; locate the major sequences and act breaks; develop three dimensional characters; hone in on the pacing and tone of your script. And much, much more. Even if you’ve already begun your screenplay, the feedback, support, exercises, and readings from this workshop will help you on your journey towards a career in the film business.
From the Page to the Big Screen:
Marketing Your Screenplay
With David Mulholland
There are many ways to see that screenplay of yours finally make it to the big screen. And, not all of those routes involve a fast talking, latte drinking Hollywood agent. There are some clear and realistic strategies writers can utilize to land that script into the right hands, and we’ll discuss those approaches and much more. In this session we’ll learn how scripts are found and purchased, uncover the stories that Hollywood is really interested in, and strategize the ways in which we can get our scripts past the gatekeepers and to the producers who can get your story made!
Deconstructing Great Scenes with David Mulholland
Director Howard Hawk once said, "A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes." When you think back to some of your favorite movies, what most likely comes to mind is not the trailer or the poster but those few groundbreaking and riveting scenes that, as Hawk intimated, made the movie. In this seminar, we will focus on just what it takes to write those great scenes that stay with the audience long after the credits roll. Using a variety of film clips from movies new and old, we'll explore the components of a great scene and what it takes to craft one.
Finding your Voice Through the One-Act Play with Terry Dodd
Like great short stories, one-act plays waste no time in telling their tales. Work on polishing the one-act structure, magnifying conflict and heightening tension through dialogue. Writers will bring their ideas to the class and, through a series of exercises, will develop a short script of their own.
For more information or to sign up, go to www.lighthousewriters.org or call 303-297-1185