Monday, August 26
(7:00 PM – 10:15 PM)
Double Tree Time Square South 341 west 36th street New York, NY 10018
You know your film or TV script has to be rewritten.
You know it has to be original, active, polished and poignant before it goes into industry hands.
But, where do you start?
In this in-person class, lecture, film examples and in-class writing tools help you to see what your script needs, so that you can fix it on the spot!
You’ll hone pages, deepen your characters and breathe new life into dialogue.
At the end of the three hours, you’ll leave with a script that’s restructured, reworked and ready for the industry.
Rewrite 1: The Story / Premise Rewrite
Writers often fail to exploit their own good ideas. Learn how quickly and easily you can do a story pass to emphasize the unique elements of your story.
Rewrite 2: The Activity Rewrite
Your script might be perfectly structured …but also perfectly boring. Here we use genre, character flaw, internal and external obstacles to create new and original activity.
Rewrite 3: The Character Rewrite
Great characters reveal who they are through action and behavior. We mine flaws, skills and personal agenda to deepen and develop your ensemble
Rewrite 4: The Dialogue Rewrite
Choosing a verbal strategy for your characters helps you find clever lines and memorable moments of on-screen patter. No more overwriting and small talk!
Rewrite 5: The Tone / Format Rewrite
Word choice, line spacing, powerful scene direction and well-crafted pages create the desired tone and mood for your script. The goal is to create a page turner!
Rewrite 6: The Cleanup
Ready to submit? Not so fast! From the biggest idea to the smallest scene, your script needs to be airtight and entertaining. We take the script through its final paces, focusing on the details that can make or break a read!
“Rewrite Techniques” is open to feature film and TV writers.
A completed first draft is not required to take this class. This is an advanced screenwriting class that will help you at any stage in your process.