may, 2020

2020thu28mayAll Daythu18junMNM May / JuneScreenwriting for Writers is an online event. [Expand panel for course details.](All Day) EST

Event Details

Course Details: 4 classes – 2 hours each – Thursday evenings

Thursday May 28, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday June 4, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday June 11, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday June 18, 7-9 p.m.

Classes will take place using Zoom. All registrants will be sent a link to join the class.
Never attended an online meeting / class before? Let us know and we will help you get set up ahead of time. We’re here to help you.

Cost: $50 for WCDR Members. $65 for non-members
Payment: PAYPAL and eTransfer
PAYPAL: Select the BUY NOW button below and go through the payment process
eTRANSFER: Email with the details of payment to book your seat.

Membership: If you are not a member, JOIN US!

Kim Sparks was a member of the WCDR Screenwriting Panel in March!

Kimberley Ann Sparks is an award-winning writer who works in film, television, and video games. She’s written episodes of preschool series broadcast on Treehouse, TVO, and BBC Kids, and she’s adapted a children’s book to be made into a 3D animated IMAX film. She has written full scripts for AAA video games as well as AI and NPC dialogue for games such as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and, most recently, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Kim has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and she is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television Program and UCLA’s Professional Screenwriting Program. She teaches writing in the Television Broadcast Program at Seneca College and has taught writing at other schools, including Sheridan College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Course description:

In this four-week course, you will learn the basics of writing for the screen. We will cover how to write visually, screenplay structure,
proper formatting with screenwriting programs, as well as how to write scenes. We will also discuss different aspects of the industry.
Participants will work on a scene in proper screenplay format.

Weekly breakdown:

Week 1 – Thursday May 28, 7-9 p.m.
Getting started – the difference between prose and screenwriting.
Screenplay structure – different approaches (Save the Cat, Syd Field,
The Hero’s Journey)

Week 2 – Thursday June 4, 7-9 p.m.
Proper screenplay formatting.
Screenwriting programs – Final Draft, Celtx, Movie Magic Screenwriter,
How to write for the screen – writing visually.

Week 3 – Thursday June 11, 7-9 p.m.
Writing scenes in screenplay format.
Writing action and dialogue.
Revealing character.

Week 4 – Thursday June 18, 7-9 p.m.
Screenwriting documents – logline – synopsis – outline/treatment – beat


May 28 (Thursday) - June 18 (Thursday)




Writers' Community of Durham Region

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