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Screenwriting
Foundations

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Do you have a great movie idea? Would you like to test the waters as a screenwriter? Do you want to add screenwriting to your writer’s repertoire?

 Welcome to Screenwriting Foundations!

Course Description

Whether you’ve dipped your toe in to start your first script, or you’ve never even seen one before, this introductory course will set you on the right path.  Over 7-weeks, this course will lead you through the process of establishing a viable story for screen, completing the prep work, and starting to write your first feature screenplay.

 

Work on your own story idea. Learn screenwriting terminology; develop your major dramatic question, log line and all the elements that will inform your writing; Develop memorable characters and plan their character arc; Learn about story structure, beat sheets, script formatting, and so much more. Learn to do it correctly from the start!

Classes are interactive. Apply what you learn to your own script  and get feedback from your instructor. You will be a part of a private group on our website where you can watch the video replays, ask questions, get feedback on your homework, and interact with your classmates.

Winter classes
Starting January 9, 2024

Tuesdays

8:30 - 10 pm

(eastern time)

7 Weeks

 

January 9

January 16

January 23

January 30

February 6

February 13

February 20

Only $497.00
A limited number of Scholarships are available covering a portion of the registration fee.  Scholarship Application Here
Instructor

Your Instructor

Jaclyn Whitt

Jaclyn Whitt is a multi-award winning screenwriter in both short and long format, garnering 10 first-place awards in National and International screenwriting competitions. As a script consultant, screenwriters seek out her input during their editing process to strengthen their characters and storylines and tighten their scripts. Producers have sent other screenwriters to Jaclyn to help improve, focus, and re-write their screenplays. Her realistic dialogue, unique characters, and non-verbal communication within scripts have been frequently noted and praised. Jaclyn is an optioned writer with three feature films and a sitcom currently in pre-production.

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Jaclyn Whitt’s 4-Pages technique helped me design the acts in my story and connect them within minutes. Before I used it, I was really struggling to figure out what to do, but now I have an extremely clear understanding of my plan and can move straight ahead to writing it. It is the fastest and most effective technique that I’ve ever used.

Jason Keeley 

Actor

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Screenwriting
Foundations

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Thank you for participating. We are looking forward to working with you! You will receive a confirmation email after you complete your submission. You will be added to our mailing list and we will send reminders and instructions as the classes approach. You will be added to a group at FamilyFriendlyScreenwriting.com, where you will be able to log in to ask questions, watch video replays, get help with your homework and participate in discussions with other members. Have fun as we learn and grow together!

Thank You For Registering!

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