The basic foundation for all forms of filmmaking is the story. Led by an accomplished screenwriter, this one-week workshop immerses students in an intensive study of how to structure a story and approach the writing of a screenplay.
During the day students explore concept, character, outlining, plot points, writing dialogue and action, the dynamics of scene and sequence, visual storytelling and screenplay format. Each evening the student writes an exercise or a scene to more fully engage with dynamics discussed in the day’s session.
Principles explored will be equally applicable to scripts for small independent films as well as those for large studio films. The practical realities of the film and television industries are surveyed. By week’s end the students have learned how to pitch their stories, write treatments, and how to build ideas into finished film scripts.
Students emerge with an insider's view of the film industry as it relates to the screenwriter.
"I have been in the industry for over 20 years and I was still able to learn every day at MMW."
- John Papa, Providence, RI