Middle School

Intensive Screenwriting Workshop:
From Concept to Clapboard

Instructor: Josephine Cripps

For students entering 10th through 12th grades in the fall.

This class is for students who are serious about screenwriting. Over two weeks you'll construct three acts, intensify conflict and build character arcs. You'll learn how to turn a story first into a treatment and then into a feature-length shooting script. We'll discuss the business of screenwriting – the query, the agent, the pitch – and screen relevant films during lunch. Our class will follow a workshop format: In the mornings, there'll be instruction in narrative structure, writing time and individual conferencing with the instructor, and in afternoon seminars we'll carefully critique each other's drafts.

Students should bring a laptop or word processing device every day.

This class is not for students who need remedial writing. Students should have a high level of English language proficiency and have the stamina to write for longish stretches.

Check out class highlights.

Meets: June 26–July 7 (no class July 4); 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: UW Seattle campus
Length: 2 weeks
Cost: $640
Refund Deadline: June 5

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