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Screenwriting Workshop

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A month-long extensive workshop, meeting twice per week (Sundays and Wednesdays). Sessions are 90 minutes long. 
Each student should come with a script or script idea for a short fiction film. Students will write the script under guidance during the course. Those with a ready script will work on improving it by applying what they learn.



Topics covered:

  • Classic Screenplay Structure
  • Character Arcs
  • Dialogue – the cinematic language
  • Dramaturgy - Cinematic Syntax
  • Theme & subtext
  • Conflict – plots and subplots
  • Pace, Style, and Tone
  • Visualization
  • Personal style and voice

Students will learn to:

  • Understand plot and narrative structure
  • Analyze the key components of classical dramatic narrative
  • Develop dramatic situations and scenes
  • Write engaging and entertaining dialogue between well-realized characters
  • Find their personal style and voice

Course structure:
1st week (sessions 1 & 2): Lecture on above topics
2nd week (sessions 3 & 4): Screenplay and movie breakdown and analysis (one movie/script per session)
3rd week (sessions 5 & 6): Cold readings and analysis of student scripts
4th week (session 7 & 8): Cold readings and analysis of student scripts. Casting actors for stage readings
4th week live performance: Staged readings of selected student scripts for a live audience

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Summer Course dates:
Session 1: May 19 - June 19, 2019
Session 2: June 30 - July 24, 2019
Session 3: August 4 - 28, 2019
Session 4: Sepetmber 8 - October 2, 2019

Course dates:
Kurdish: Sundays & Wednesdays 20:00 - 21:30
English: Mondays & Thursdays 20:00 - 21:30
Each student will also recieve one additional private one-on-one session with Jano.

Course fee:
Regular deadline: $200.00 
Payable on the first day of attendance.

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Contact Information for Peace Film Initiative
Website
http://www.peacefilm.org
Offices
400 N. Hollywood Way Ste. 207, Burbank, CA 91505 USA
2020 Befrin City, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Tels.
USA: 310.598.2190
Kurdistan: 964.750.447.8499
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