Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15 (10:00AM – 4:00PM)
On the Page Studio
12412 Ventura Blvd. #3
Studio City, CA 91604
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, lectures, film examples and in-class writing tools show you what your script needs and help you to fix it on the spot!
You’ll “script doctor” in class, hone pages, deepen your characters and breathe new life into dialogue.
At the end of the weekend, you’ll leave with a script that’s restructured, reworked and ready for the industry.
THE REWRITE 2-DAY SCHEDULE
Instructor: Pilar Alessandra
Rewrite 1: The Story / Concept Pass
Writers often fail to exploit their own good ideas. We’ll do a “concept” pass by making sure premise weaves into every beat.
Rewrite 2: The Activity Pass
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 Pass
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 Pass
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 Pass
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.